2024 Quantitative Finance Sophomore Summer Analyst Program (New York)
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 19073909
PLACEMENT AND DURATION The Quantitative Finance Summer Program is an intensive 10-week program that provides Summer Analysts the opportunity to work alongside full time professionals on impactful, quantitative projects. Summer Analysts will work within an assigned team for the entirety of the program. These teams are primarily embedded within the Firm's Institutional Securities Group and provide critical quantitative solutions for the businesses they support. The multi-faceted program features senior quant teach-in sessions, divisional speaker series, product area training, networking events, and community service. With individual coaching and continuous feedback, the program enables Summer Analysts to experience and understand what a long-term career with the Firm entails. TRAINING PROGRAM The Summer will kick off with a week-long introductory training program, alongside core Sales & Trading Summer Analysts, which will provide an institutional contextualization to the work that Summer Analysts will be doing through market-knowledge training, finance workshops, coding and product training. Following the training week, Summer Analysts will continue to receive more individualized, on-the-job training as they join their assigned desks and begin their daily work and projects. Summer Analysts will have a direct manager, as well as a program mentor, both of whom will act as invaluable resources to the Analysts throughout their time at Morgan Stanley. RESPONSIBILITIES Morgan Stanley operates several teams which require experts in statistical analysis, applied mathematics, computer science and computational finance. These teams operate our leading trading platforms, market making operations and derivative structuring, pricing and risk management. The mathematical problems arising in these areas are subtle, complex and require a broad range of technical skills. As a Summer Analyst, you will leverage the technical expertise you have been grooming in your academic studies, and apply it to extremely applied problems. Many of the applied problems and processes that you will work on are still unsolved and are yet to be optimized. QUALIFICATIONS/ SKILLS/ REQUIREMENTS Morgan Stanley prides itself on fostering an environment that promotes diverse talents and perspectives. One way we demonstrate our commitment to diversity is through the Sophomore Summer Program. This program is an integral part of our diversity recruiting efforts helping to attract historically underrepresented groups in the financial services industry.
You are pursuing an undergraduate degree with a graduation date of December 2025 or Spring 2026
Minimum 3.0 GPA
While prior knowledge of finance and sales and trading is not required, you must have a keen interest in finance and markets.
You have the drive and desire to work in an intense team-oriented environment.
You have excellent decision-making abilities.
You have strong communication skills.
Expected base pay rate(s) for the role will be $75,000 per year at the commencement of employment. However, base pay is only part of the total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include discretionary bonuses and other Morgan Stanley sponsored benefit programs.