Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City serving a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. Morgan Stanley also operates in 36 countries around the world, with over 600 offices and a workforce of over 60,000. The company reports US$779 billion as assets under its management. It is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The main areas of business for the firm today are Global Wealth Management, Institutional Securities and Investment Management. Morgan Stanley has recently merged with another leading financial firm, Smith Barney, giving their clients a wider range of knowledge and expertise to rely on. Morgan Stanley has over 45,000 employees working in over 33 countries.
The Morgan Stanley graduate scheme
Morgan Stanley's training process starts with an intensive 5 week course that introduces graduates to the pressures of the industry. After this, the training programme puts graduates on the front line under direct guidance of experienced professionals, and gives them as much responsibility as they can handle from day one. The programme exposes graduates to a range of industries and clients, allowing them to narrow down their interest area(s) for their future career. Rotations in other business areas are available. After the first year, graduates can begin to specialise in an industry, product or geographic region.
There are a variety of graduate jobs and graduate programmes available at Morgan Stanley, such as:
- Investment Banking
- Private Equity
- Investment management
- Sales and Trading
- Private wealth management
- Fixed Income
- Equity Research
- Institutional Equity
- Institutional Finance and Operations
What you need:
Morgan Stanley accepts applications from graduates with a 2:1 or higher degree classification in any field. Applicants should possess a strong work ethic and good team working skills, good analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, confidence, the desire to take on challenges, ambition, and should be able to manage a number of different projects at the same time.