The LSESU Finance Society is the largest and most active careers society in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). With an active membership base of over 3000, we are sponsored by 14 industry giants spanning the Investment Banking, Professional Services and Legal sectors.
We hold in excess of 100 events every year, including finance seminars, trade simulations, case studies, résumé and interview workshops with recruiters, exclusive networking opportunities, company presentations and our highly successful Finance Explained series. Major global institutions sponsor the Finance Society, allowing us to deliver high-quality events and exclusive career information to our members.
In 2014/15, the Finance Society will embark on an aggressive expansion plan. New initiatives will include the first-ever Alumni Mentorship Programme with LSE-graduates in bulge-bracket firms; a financial skills-training course open to all members; strategic partnerships that offer free numerical, interview and CV training to LSE students; and keynote speaker events throughout the year. With the resources at our disposal, we aim to make our membership more valuable than ever.
The Analyst is LSE’s first student-run financial publication and is produced by the LSE Business and Finance Group’s Research Division.
Our mission is to offer new perspectives on financial news and theory to our readers through a highly collaborative environment. We aim to provide students a platform to share their views and knowledge of the financial industry, and promote the spirit of active learning through sharing. This termly magazine serves to educate and share insights with readers by exploring a world of finance and investments that include articles on market news and fundamentals, politics and economics, and unique career perspectives.
Morgan Stanley is a leading financial services firm. Our vision and goals can only be achieved through hiring, training and rewarding the best people. Morgan Stanley is a true global citizen, with offices around the world filled with talented, passionate people bringing excellence and integrity to everything we do. As technology links us closer together, the firm is in a unique position to address the increasingly global needs of our clients.
Our attention is on the future, even though we draw strength from our successful past. We are focused on new ideas and groundbreaking financial products. We believe capital creates change and that it can be channelled in such a way that we do well in business while also seeding goodness in the world. This is why we are working with visionary businesses and individuals to generate funding to finance innovative ideas for a better future.
There is no typical person at Morgan Stanley. Our employees represent globally diverse backgrounds and interests. What they have in common is that they are all high achievers who share integrity, intellectual curiosity and the desire to work in a collegial environment. We prize individuality and encourage our people to be themselves. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual career path with us.
A strategic approach
WHAT WE DO—Advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals and always do so with a standard of excellence.
HOW WE DO IT—Execute in a way that is consistent with our core values and, whenever possible, deliver more than one part of the firm.
WITH WHAT RESULT—Deliver strong returns for our shareholders, build long-term value for our clients and offer highly attractive career opportunities for our employees.
Clear core values
Four things are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in:
- Putting Clients First
- Doing the Right Thing
- Leading With Exceptional Ideas
- Giving Back
Expectations of Excellence
We believe that capital can work to benefit all of society. The success we envision, and then create, needs financial capital, certainly; but the realization of success begins with intellectual capital—our people, our strongest asset. We know that the talent and points of view of diverse individuals working for us build our legacy and shape our future. This is why we accept applicants from all degree disciplines who demonstrate academic excellence.
We also believe attitude is just as important as aptitude. We want to work with and develop students and graduates who show integrity and commitment to our core values, who share our commitment to providing first-class service to clients and who are open to innovation. We don’t hold to the idea that just because something has always been done a certain way it’s the best way to move forward. One result of our beliefs and management system is that new recruits are often surprised by how quickly they can advance to a role with substantial responsibility.
Envision your success with Morgan Stanley. What will you create?
Gaining work experience before you graduate adds great value for you and for us. We offer internships that give promising penultimate-year students the chance to experience one of our nine key business areas in an enjoyable and intellectually challenging way. In addition to our 10-week summer programs, we also run industrial placements and off-cycle internships, plus give you the opportunity to join us for a look behind the scenes at one of our insight events. While allowing you to experience Morgan Stanley and our culture first hand, internships and industrial placements also serve us well. They provide the #1 pipeline for our full-time programs.
The graduate program
Like our Internships, the Morgan Stanley Graduate Programs are open to students who demonstrate the entrepreneurial drive, teamwork and communication skills needed to take our business forward. We see it as a challenge to the best and brightest; an invitation to be part of the next generation of leaders who not only create capital but also advance culture, science and humanity through commerce. The structured program is designed to hone your negotiation and networking abilities as well as equip you with specialist knowledge of your chosen area.
Our commitment to you
We are proud to offer opportunities for students and recent graduates who are ready to grow their careers with us. What you create at Morgan Stanley—your lasting contributions—will be a collaborative effort between you and us. You will have numerous opportunities to learn and grow professionally as you help put the power of capital to work alongside talented men and women—colleagues having business acumen, diverse backgrounds and varied personal interests. We encourage outside interests because we believe in work-life balance and in supporting your efforts to give back to community, family and yourself. iversity of people and ideas bring strength to our firm and to the world.
What leadership brings
Morgan Stanley is a place of authentic achievement, of drive with purpose, and of smart people coming together to do work that actually matters. We have maintained our leadership position in the industry for many years. Our investment banking franchise regularly features at the top of the league tables for Mergers & Acquisitions and IPOs. Our research, strategy and economics teams are consistently ranked highly in investor surveys. Our Sales & Trading, Prime Brokerage, Wealth Management and Asset Management businesses have won multiple awards over the years, and Morgan Stanley’s commitment to diversity and equality has also received accolades.
Our future, your future
Morgan Stanley’s leadership success rests on the talents of our people, so our future lies in enabling them—us–to be the best we can be. Which is why—whether you join us as an intern or as a graduate—you can expect world-class training and development. Depending on the area you join, you will learn how to manipulate analytical tools, cutting-edge technology and data resources. However, classroom-based and on the job training and workshops are just one aspect of your development. You will also receive regular mentoring and coaching, as well as be invited to networking events and senior management presentations. All of which will help you to know our culture as well as understand our core values and key products, and allow you to build a network of contacts—all necessary foundations for a truly exceptional and rewarding career.