Morgan Stanley’s Market Makers

MORGAN STANLEY'S MARKET MAKERS

Our practical training technology and elite training is used by many of the world’s largest investment banks and asset managers to get their graduates desk-ready.


TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MARKET LEADERS

Since partnering with Amplify Trading in 2018, Morgan Stanley has helped over 30,000 students across Europe, Asia and the US benefit from an analyst level training experience, no matter what their background or prior ability.

Through the sponsorship of 100’s of AmplifyME simulation events and selected further training of the diversity candidates, Morgan Stanley has made a significant impact on the student community, and found an innovative way to find, train and hire outstanding diverse talent.

ATTRACTING A WIDER PARTICIPATION IN FINANCE

The AmplifyME simulations attract students from targeted events for non-finance students, black heritage students, women in finance and middle-tier universities. The role-specific simulation training is often a student’s first actual experience of working in the financial industry.

“This was an amazing opportunity to discover how the market flows and how the investment banking area works” 

As students rotate through different practical experiences including market maker, sales trader and buy-side client, a student not only gets to understand how the industry operates but also gets to identify what type of career in finance they find the most rewarding.

The platform then allows students to share their experience on social media as well as having a great impact on their CV.

IDENTIFYING, TRAINING & HIRING OUTSTANDING TALENT

Finding talent based on performance, not Personal Resume.

As students engage in the simulation, the platform records a wide variety of performance metrics for each specific role.

Such a wealth of data allows the AmplifyME simulation to flag outstanding performers to the Morgan Stanley recruitment team in London and Hong Kong based on their performance alone.

MAKING AN IMPACT WITH A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Morgan Stanley makes a firm commitment to ensuring that candidates identified at diversity events are able to perform through the selection process and secure full time positions with the firm.

“We are very pleased to tell you that the Amplify diversity candidates have gone onto be successful at the Assessment Centre and have now received offers to join our Sales & Trading Programme next year.” 

Lizzie Weeks | EMEA Sales, Trading and Research Campus Recruitment Manager at Morgan Stanley |

Two recent examples include Joseph and Charles who both went on to receive dedicated practical markets training from Amplify Trading before then taking the MS internship and receiving full time offers in September 2020:

CHARLES KANDA

MS SALES & TRADING ANALYST 2020

“The main thing I learnt on the course was not just being able to understand the market, but also being able to take a view on what you think would happen and how best would you be able to translate that view”.  

JOSEPH TIPTONMS

SALES & TRADING ANALYST 2020

“Understanding the roles within an Investment Bank allowed me to demonstrate that I understand the exact role I was interviewing for, and the objectives necessary to succeed and how my skills can allow me to become a valuable asset to the firm”

On the back of this success Morgan Stanley sponsored a further 8 diversity candidates this summer to receive over 120 hours each of dedicated training to ensure they compete and excel through the current application process.

CHANGING LIVES, CHANGING THE INDUSTRY

Together with Morgan Stanley, our ambition is to disrupt traditional graduate recruitment, by helping students make an informed career choice based on their ability to perform in the role they can apply for.

The positive impact of the AmplifyME simulations has been catalysed by Covid as students are brought together in an engaging, exciting and practical event which disrupts the remoteness and uncertainty now felt by so many returning back to their studies.

Thanks to this partnership, all students can now benefit from a world class practical training experience which would normally only be reserved for the most elite students from a small selection of target universities.

Performing in finance requires the ability to operate responsibly within environments of uncertainty, risk and pressure. Morgan Stanley and Amplify Trading both strongly believe that such qualities can be found in students from all backgrounds. We are proud to be working with Morgan Stanley on such a fundamentally important project to disrupt traditional graduate hiring.


If you want to find out how this experience can help boost your chances of landing a prestigious front-office banking role, book a call with a member of our team here