Best IBD Groups at Morgan Stanley?

Hi all,

I will be interning at MS this summer for IBD and I have the group selection phase coming up. I am wondering if anyone can comment on the various IBD groups at MS regarding their culture, exit opps, hours, return offer rate, etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if anyone has tips regarding how to best position myself for the selection process, I am open to advice!

Thanks a lot.

**Please, before you reply saying there are already threads on this, do your research - they are extremely outdated with the exception of one recent one, which wasn't even fully informative.

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Jan 17, 2017 - 3:54pm

I am primarily thinking private equity long-term.

Yes, I am industry-agnostic as of right now but I do have some preferences which I will certainly take into account. For the sake of the thread though, in order to have unbiased opinion and to help others who are viewing this as well, I am curious to hear people's opinions when looking at the groups in a vacuum.

Jan 20, 2017 - 11:44am
NY_Giantz:

1) Nat Res
2) FIG
3) Pubfin
4) M&A
5) Tech
6) Industrials
7) All Else

Surprised you'd put nat res at the top since their energy team is one of the weakest on the Street. Do they have strong mining and chemicals verticals?

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Jan 21, 2017 - 5:49pm
NY_Giantz:

1) Nat Res
2) FIG
3) Pubfin
4) M&A
5) Tech
6) Industrials
7) All Else

Public Finance above M&A? Bold strategy, Cotton.

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Jan 18, 2017 - 3:59am

Hey Xando,

Great to meet you. I will also be joining the NY office as an IBD summer intern. I have not heard anything from HR about group selection yet. Have you heard anything/ do you know what the group selection timeline will be like for us? Thanks so much!

Jan 18, 2017 - 12:34pm

Hey cdhpartners,

Great to meet you as well! I have not heard of anything from HR either, but someone who interned last summer mentioned the process would happen around February. I believe it is a one day event in New York.

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:08pm

Appreciate the insight, MS seems to be pretty under the radar here at WSO and even more so with their energy group. Have pretty strong connections in MS, WF, Jeff and BAML, any suggestions on which I should hone in on the most? Obviously spreading the net wide and getting to know the culture, but people seem to be great across the board in Houston

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:31pm

MS IBD SA team selection (LDN) (Originally Posted: 11/28/2017)

Hi all, I have recently been fortunate enough to win an MS IBD position in London and am looking for advice on which team to join for the Summer. Currently, I am looking in more detail at the industry teams and the M&A team as they are the most appealing to me, however I would greatly appreciate any insight into the different teams' reputations, any teams to avoid or any teams to gun for.

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:37pm

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