2024 Fund Services Summer Analyst Program (Glasgow)
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 20271459
Morgan Stanley - Fund Services Division (Glasgow)
Morgan Stanley is more than a leading financial services firm. With offices spanning 43 countries and talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do, the firm is truly global. Throughout the firm's history, diverse and talented individuals have worked together to develop our new ideas and ground-breaking financial products for the benefit of clients.
Using the Firm's proprietary technology platform, Morgan Stanley Fund Services (MSFS) provides a full range of fund administration services including daily accounting and financial reporting; transfer agency and investor services; middle- and back-office support; and integrated portfolio analytics. MSFS is supported by more than 1400 professionals based in New York, London, Dublin, Mumbai, Bangalore, Glasgow and Hong Kong.
In Fund Services, we have opportunities across various teams;
Fund Services Centralized Accounting Team/Financial Reporting The Fund Accountant will be responsible for the end-to-end process with respect to their client's accounting and reporting requirements. Accounting includes overseeing the full P&L and Balance Sheet and daily Net Asset Value reporting, and the reporting includes working with financial reporting team to prepare interim and annual financial statements for Hedge Fund clients and their auditors. In addition to this, the successful applicant will develop knowledge of Alternative Investment Funds including knowledge of the products, strategies, hedge fund accounting, fee structures (e.g., incentive and management fees) and investor level accounting.
Analytics The Portfolio Analytics group focuses on providing analysis to Hedge Fund clientele on performance attribution, portfolio risk, and other portfolio related analysis. The role involves supporting and enhancing proprietary systems, whether that be calculating the return of a security or knowledge of advanced quantitative models and finding solutions for any day-to-day issues/asks from clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in equity markets and analytical skills, including knowledge of basic financial statistics and will learn how these are utilized in practice by hedge funds.
The Summer Analyst Programme
The Programme is a paid, full time summer internship, that provides interns with a thorough overview of our industry, and the challenges and opportunities one can expect from a Morgan Stanley career, in addition to serving as a pipeline into our Full Time Fund Services Analyst Programme.
Training begins with a Firmwide induction along with peers from other divisions of the Firm. This is followed by a series of sessions delivered by Talent Management. In addition to the initial training, Summer Analysts will also receive considerable on-the-job training, a series of "Lunch & Learns," networking events and work-shadowing opportunities.
As a Summer Analyst, responsibilities may include:
Computation of monthly "Net Asset Value" (NAV) for hedge funds. ??? Daily processing and accounting of all fund security and financial transactions. ??? Daily reconciliation of fund's assets with custodians, prime brokers, and counterparties. ??? Preparation of draft year-end Financial Statements. ??? Investor/Shareholder accounting and reporting, including multiple series and side-pocket accounting. ??? Daily trade matching services and treasury management services (cash, margins) for hedge funds. ??? Providing hedge fund clients with analysis surrounding portfolio returns, performance attribution, exposure/position reporting and quantitative risk models. Qualifications/Skills/Requirements: ??? You are an undergraduate student with outstanding academic achievements and are on track for a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent. ??? You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills. ??? You are a team player and excellent communicator. ??? You are able to multi-task and pay close attention to detail. ??? You are client-service oriented.
The programme is anticipated to run for 13 weeks from June 2024.