2025 Investment Management Summer Analyst Program - Hedge Fund Solutions, Primary Investment (West Conshohocken)

Morgan Stanley



West Conshohocken, PA


Position summary

75 employees. It is based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia), with additional offices in New York, London, and Hong Kong.

The Primary Investment Team, in conjunction with the Portfolio Construction Team, serves to bridge a client's investment objectives with the optimal implementation choices or 'delivery mechanism' for the hedge fund allocation. With the benefit of an open architecture platform - and making optimal use of data, tools and technology - the team seeks to source, structure, execute and oversee hedge fund investments spanning the full landscape of individual PMs, separate accounts and growth stage funds and managers, as well as established / brand-name, limited capacity and multi-strategy hedge funds.

Training Program

The Investment Management Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week program consisting of one week of training and nine weeks working within a specific IM team. Across all IM teams, the curriculum is designed to equip Summer Analysts with the fundamental skills they need to be successful in IM. During the 10-week program, Summer Analysts experience the culture and atmosphere of Morgan Stanley by performing a role similar to a Full-Time Analyst.

During the 10-week program, the Summer Analyst will work closely with the Primary Investment Team coverage analysts, working on specific projects and participating in all stages of the investment process. This will include investment coverage activities, as well as those associated with sourcing, analysis and evaluation of new ideas. As the analyst position is the primary analytical role on the team, from idea generation, to data intake and analysis, to data aggregation and management, Summer Analysts will have the opportunity to assist with active risk, exposure and P/L oversight and evaluation throughout the program.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support all aspects of the Primary Investment Team investment process and coverage

  • Collaborate with other functional areas in coordinating the various operational aspects of hedge fund investing

  • Maintain active oversight and develop holdings-based analysis of separate managed account and hedge fund investments, including frequent engagement with underlying investment teams

  • Help maintain comprehensive manager universes to facilitate peer group analysis and strategy research

  • Participate in extensive strategy and manager reviews and in preparation of associated presentations for the Investment Committee

Qualifications and Skills

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's degree and will graduate between December 2025 and June 2026

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Team player with ability to collaborate with colleagues across Hedge Fund Solutions and the broader organization

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently

  • Driven, highly motivated and results-focused

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time efficiently and effectively

  • Detail oriented and have the ability to work efficiently within tight time constraints

  • Enthusiasm for financial markets, macroeconomics and alternatives investing

Application Process and Deadline

In order to be considered, candidates must apply with their resume through the Morgan Stanley website and complete their HireVue digital questionnaire. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled or the application deadline, whichever comes first. Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:55 PM EST and HireVues completed by Sunday, July 14, 2024 at 11:55 PM EST in order to be considered.

Expected base pay rate for the role will be $52.89 per hour 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.

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