Prime Brokerage DSP Desk Apprentice

  • Level 4-7 (Higher)
  • London

Morgan Stanley

You will support a team of Traders responsible for managing the delivery of key DSP (Digital Signal Processing) products. Covering multiple asset classes, you will work with and support a highly dynamic team who are central to providing solutions to Morgan Stanley’s client base and co-ordinating and delivering the Firm’s resources.

A typical day

  • *Start date: September 2021*
  • The team’s key objective is to maximise client satisfaction by delivering an efficient and best in class Prime Brokerage service. As a Desk Apprentice, you will report directly to the Senior Trader.
  • You will Networking across various teams to gain a better understanding of Hedge Funds
  • Supporting operational, financing and risk aspects of account management
  • Tracking exceptions and reporting risk metrics throughout the day
  • Assisting with multi asset class technical and market related client queries
  • Helping to prepare, contribute to, and participate in client business meetings/interactions
  • Reacting to ad-hoc requests in order to ensure client service excellence for our client base
  • Collation of data with regards to client commentary, performance highlights, subscriptions and redemptions – all required for weekly and monthly management reporting

You must have

  • Five GCSE grades C – A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and Maths
  • B or 5 at GCSE Maths
  • Level 3 qualification (A level, BTEC or equivalent)
  • Three A levels at grades A*-C (or 240 UCAS points or new tariff equivalent)
  • B or 5 at GCSE English

Skills needed

Problem solving
  • Strong organisation, verbal & written communication
  • Team-player willing to €œget stuck in €
  • Entrepreneurial & commercial
  • Confident & resilient, delivering best service to clients
  • Own their learning of Hedge Fund strategies, multiple asset classes & Firm structure
  • Quickly comprehend & filter complex information
  • Good judgement in risk situations, prioritise & escalate issues
  • Ability to multi-task, work to deadlines
  • Highly personable, ability to build strong relationships
  • Competitive spirit, able to drive business opportunities
  • Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel & Powerpoint