2023 Investment Management Off-cycle Internship - Intermediary Governance (London)

Morgan Stanley
London, United Kingdom
24 Nov 2022
24 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), together with its investment advisory affiliates, has about $1.4 trillion in assets under management or supervision. With 1,248 investment professionals worldwide, and 54 offices in 24 countries, Morgan Stanley Investment Management is able to provide in-depth local knowledge and expertise while channelling the strength of our global presence and resources. To support the delivery of tailored, value-added investment solutions to clients our investment teams are organized by capability: Solutions & Multi-Asset, Real Assets, Active Fundamental Equity, Private Credit & Equity, Global Fixed Income, and Global Liquidity. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide.

The Intermediary Governance team performs due diligence of new and existing intermediaries and fund investor/intermediary legal agreement coordination.
Due diligence involves fully understanding the business model, reviewing negative news and sanctions list alerts and reviewing AML documents.
Legal agreement coordination covers managing new and updated legal agreements from drafting through to negotiation and signing. This is carried out in partnership with the Sales team and often requires input from the Legal team.
The internship will commence by Jan 2023 and typically lasts six months. This internship will offer you an exciting and a dynamic work environment where you get to work alongside our diverse group of experienced professionals. The work that you do will be interesting and varied.
You will receive on-the-job training and benefit from working alongside experienced professionals on a variety of projects.


Focus on due diligence of existing intermediaries:
  • Review of intermediary including screening results and document review
  • Escalations internally if applicable
  • Documenting the review
  • Keeping status documents updated
The role will also involve:
  • due diligence of new intermediaries as well as drafting new and updated fund agreements.
  • helping with board reporting, ad-hoc requests, or projects
You will attend meetings with internal and sometimes external participants.
You will have the opportunity to experience the culture and atmosphere of our Investment Management Division by taking on many of the responsibilities and functions of a Full-time Analyst. This internship lasts six months.
This role will enable you to deepen your knowledge of the investment management industry and intermediaries, gain an understanding of fund legal agreements and interact with multiple teams across investment management.
  • You will have graduated (or be able to take the time off to commit for a full-time internship role for six months if you are currently in study) and have a strong interest in finance.
  • You are fluent in English, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. An ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages would be an advantage
  • You are analytical, adaptive, a leader yet team player, as well as a multi-tasker. You can present your conclusions in a clear and well-structured manner
  • You are self-motivated, curious and have entrepreneurial spirit
  • With a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn