Firm Strategy & Execution Associate

Morgan Stanley

Posting Date

Jun 22, 2022

Primary Location

Americas-United States of America-New York-New York


Administration Full Time Associate


Morgan Stanley is an industry leader with significant market positions in each of its three business segments — Institutional Securities, Wealth Management and Investment Management. The Firm acts as a conduit to the flow of capital with a presence across 41 countries and more than 70,000+ employees, and offers a wide variety of products and services to a large and diversified group of clients, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals.

The Firm’s long-term and enduring success lies in having a strong culture and talented employees who live its values — (i) put clients first, (ii) do the right thing, (iii) lead with exceptional ideas, (iv) give back, and (v) commit to diversity and inclusion. Morgan Stanley values individual and cultural differences as a defining strength, and champions an environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging. 

The Firm Strategy and Execution (“FSE”) group is part of the Company Management Division of Morgan Stanley; the group is responsible for providing M&A advice and transaction execution, driving thought leadership and executing the Firm’s strategic priorities across the Firm. As part of this mandate, FSE plays a key role in the execution of M&A transactions often pivotal to the Firm’s long-term success (e.g., acquisitions of Smith Barney, E*TRADE, Eaton Vance, Solium, Mesa West Capital, among other deals). In addition, FSE drives a number of strategic growth initiatives (e.g., new market / product entry) to support business expansion both domestically and internationally.

FSE offers the opportunity to join a team that is at the center of shaping the Firm’s strategy and work on a broad spectrum of strategic projects that are critical priorities for the Firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and Operating Committee.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and evaluate growth opportunities for the Firm through a franchise-wide lens while taking business complexities, competitive landscape, market trends and potential regulatory constraints into consideration;
  • Manage the execution of acquisitions and divestitures, including assessing strategic fit in the context of the broader Firm strategy, conducting valuation / pro-forma analyses, coordinating due diligence processes, and partaking in integration efforts;
  • Assess industry trends and competitive dynamics;
  • Evaluate business implications of, and responses to, regulatory changes and deliver on regulatory projects; and
  • Provide training and guidance to junior staff



  • Ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience at a leading investment bank or a top-tier strategy consulting firm, although candidates with commensurate experience and skill sets will be also considered; 
  • Strong problem solving skills with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor;
  • Ability to structure and manage complex cross-divisional projects and processes with multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels;
  • Ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to be able to influence across the organization and externally;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, identifying and addressing key issues as they arise;
  • Oversee the training of analysts; and
  • Inclusive leadership skills with a team-oriented and collaborative approach to work
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