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Investment Analyst Program

Jump-start your career. Be part of the future of investing. Apply to join Parametric’s three-year Investment Analyst Program.

We’re giving new grads the chance to join an asset management firm with a difference: fueled by investment science and driven to deliver customized client solutions. All positions sit within our Seattle headquarters. Parametric is part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, the asset management division of Morgan Stanley.


Why you should join

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Learn all about the asset management industry, plus Parametric’s investment philosophy, products, and history.

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Meet coworkers across all departments and levels through firm events and mentoring programs.

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Career planning

Explore a wide range of career paths within the firm upon program completion.

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What you’ll learn

The program kicks off with formally organized classroom-based training to help you develop foundational investment skills. You’ll put this knowledge to work right away and receive additional training as you advance within the program.

Topic areas:
• Risk & Return
• Risk Models & Optimization
• Tax Management
• Diversification & Rebalancing
• Responsible Investing
• Performance Attribution
• Derivative Fundamentals
• Fixed Income Fundamentals

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What you’ll do

Investment analysts play a key role in contributing to Parametric’s investment success. As you progress through the program, you’ll support a broad range of work and partner with experienced investment professionals to accomplish business goals. Examples include:

• Fielding analytical requests
• Updating marketing materials
• Reviewing investment performance and risk data
• Responding to client inquiries
• Supporting Investment Committee meetings

How you’ll progress

You’ll spend your first year developing and refining your knowledge of the investment industry and Parametric. You’ll apply the skills you’re learning by performing recurring investment tasks, tracking incoming analysis work, and executing on certain standardized analysis requests.
You’ll fulfill a range of high-volume standardized analysis requests for prospective clients. You’ll understand which techniques to apply for each and be able to explain the results. You’ll work in a fast-paced environment where both quality and efficiency are essential.
You’ll work on more complex client requests, partnering with experienced investment professionals to complete the work. You’ll gain visibility into the sales and service process, learn about our strategies in greater depth, and understand best practices when interacting with clients.
After you’ve completed three full years in the program, you’ll be ready to explore other opportunities within the company. This could include an investment role within the portfolio management, research, or investment strategy functions, or it could include a noninvestment role such as sales and client service. 

Gateway to opportunity

Most participants who complete the Investment Analyst Program decide to continue their careers with Parametric, in a variety of departments.
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Ideal candidates

Are you a well-rounded critical thinker? Do you love solving hard problems?
Do you want to see how investment management contributes to society? 

The ideal candidate for our Investment Analyst Program is a recent college graduate who is fascinated with markets and economic systems, lives for the pleasure of finding things out, and has a habit of persisting in the face of adversity. 
Our analysts come from all walks of life and have a wide range of academic backgrounds. Our four-step selection process gives you the chance to ask questions about the program and share why you’re the ideal candidate.

Application process

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Step 1: Apply

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Step 1: Apply
Submit your application for our review via the Opportunities for Experienced Professionals link at the Morgan Stanley careers page.
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Step 2: Video interview

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Step 2: Video interview
We’ll email our top candidates a link to record a brief video interview, which takes about 30 minutes.
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Step 3: Live interview

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Step 3: Live interview
You’ll participate in a virtual interview with the hiring panel, focusing on behavior-based questions. Time can range from one hour to two, depending on the role.
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Step 4: Offer

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Step 4: Offer
Candidates will be informed of their application status as they progress. Official offers of employment will be presented by the talent acquisition partner.

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How to get in touch

Want to know more about our Investment Analyst Program? Contact our Campus Hiring team. We look forward to hearing from you.

What our grads say

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Scott McLaren Associate Portfolio Manager

“I felt like I was helping to contribute to the success of the company while developing skills that aided in my growth. The program managers do a wonderful job of introducing you to internal teams that help provide opportunities for advancement.”

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Kaylee Wolcott Associate Wealth Strategy Specialist

“The program is the best way to gain exposure to the industry. You’re surrounded by individuals who become not only resources but mentors who have been in the business for years. There’s a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips.”

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Aaron Payne Investment Engineer

“The Investment Analyst Program is an opportunity to receive mentorship from Parametric’s senior investment leaders. It’s a great entry point to learn and practice the skills for a career in investment management while building lasting connections around the firm.”