Name: Aneesha Ashtaputre
Internship, Co-op, or Research Site: Morgan Stanley
Position Title: Firm Market Risk Analyst
Major or Program: Financial Economics
Current Class Level: Senior
Work Term: Summer 2022
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
I was a summer analyst in the Firm Market Risk department, and I was a part of the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) team. I assessed Greek-based risk sensitivities for various instruments in the FED Hypothetical Portfolio Exercise according to the FRTB rule. Also, I created a document management system and migrated all the team files from SharePoint to Microsoft Teams. I researched and consulted with my fellow coworkers to make an assessment about the possibility of an US recession in a group of four people.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I heard about the position during the Morgan Stanley UMBC Connects session. I submitted the application in October, and I interviewed towards the end of November. I went through one preliminary interview and a superday.
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
I enjoyed the people and their genuine interest to teach me. Everyone wanted to see me succeed, and they were willing to help me out when I asked for help.
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
I created a template that helps assess risk sensitivities based on the FRTB rule for different instruments, and I helped the team come up with a new organization system for their files.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
Make sure to do your research on the company and its culture, and the role before applying and interviewing.
Please provide a short reflection or quote about what you liked most about your position / earning internship credit / working with the Career Center.
I was treated as if I was a analyst and not a summer analyst. I loved that everyone was willing to teach me when I asked for help.
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