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Application deadline 15-12-2013
15-12-2013 (For Past)
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Job description

Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage acts as a strategic partner to more than 800 top hedge fund managers, executes and clears their trades across asset classes, time zones and currencies; provides financing and expertise to help them manage their risk and benefit from technology; and consults to help launch new funds and connect with their potential investors.

Placement and duration

The Programme is aimed at undergraduates who are completing a four-year degree with a year out in industry as a requirement for their degree. The one-year Internship is based in London and begins in June, and offers you the opportunity to learn about a variety of product areas, while providing a clear understanding of how Prime Brokerage operates as a whole. Following an initial period of training and induction, you will be assigned to a particular team where you will spend the remainder of your placement. Interns are treated as a full-time employees of the team and work alongside experienced professionals at all levels.

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Training programme

Training programme.

All new Industrial Placements participate in an orientation program covering the Firm’s businesses, the transition from an academic setting to a corporate environment and the chance to establish a
network throughout the Firm, globally. Prime Brokerage Industrial Placements then attend divisional training where they learn core skills required to be successful on the job. The curriculum includes learning about Hedge Funds, the Sales & Trading Business, and the various products, processes and systems required to be successful in the role. In addition, Industrial Placements learn and network with peers, mentors and managers through group projects and other organized events.


  • Sales and Marketing: create pitch books and perform analysis of business opportunities, learn how hedge funds generate returns and how the financial community services them.
  • On a broader industry-level you would be expected to conduct data analysis and produce research presentations.
  • Risk Management: review client portfolio risk reports and contribute to projects reviewing operational best practices, policies and procedures, and regulatory initiatives.
  • Client Service: provide operations support for hedge fund managers by reviewing the daily account activity and exceptions, ensuring clearance and settlement of trades, analysing corporate events, and servicing ad hoc inquiries and requests from clients. Relationship building and business development is also a key responsibility in this role.
  • Client Consulting Services: help new funds launch with a range of go-live services and best practices consulting, including finding office space, vendor systems and project management for the
  • fund launch process.
  • Technology: help to draft project plans, specifications, testing plans and implement schedules for the planning and execution of internal workflow tools, Prime Brokerage websites and other client
  • technology.
  • Finance: help to analyse trends in client profitability, including fees charged to clients, costs of internal and external financing, and act and allocated costs.


You are an undergraduate in which a year in industry is part of your structured course syllabus. You possess strong analytical, problem-solving, communicatoin and interpersonal skills. You are able to communicate clearly and succinctly and thrive under pressure and ever changing situations. You analyse abd interpret complex information quickly and accurately. Study in a financial discipline is not essential but should have a strong aptitude for numbers.  You actively generate and share new ideas and are committed to achieving your career goals.


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Intervieww process

First-round interviews generally take place on campus or by phone and final- round interviews are held at assesment centres at Morgan Stanley's London office

Application process & deadline.

Students must apply online at

The application deadline is mid-December.

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Headquarters Holland