Morgan Stanley (MS)

About Morgan Stanley

Company Description:


Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management, and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the company's clients include corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals.

Morgan Stanley was founded by Henry Sturgis Morgan, Harold Stanley, and others on September 16, 1935, following the Glass-Steagall Act that required the splitting of commercial and investment banking businesses. The firm is headquartered in New York City, New York, United States.


Main Product(s):


Morgan Stanley's primary services include advisory and capital-raising services for corporations, governments, and individuals, securities underwriting, and trading. It also offers wealth and investment management services.


Short History of Morgan Stanley:


  • September 1935 – Founded by Henry S. Morgan and Harold Stanley.
  • 1997 – Merged with Dean Witter, Discover & Co.
  • 2006 – Sold the Discover Card business.
  • 2008 – Converted to a bank holding company during the financial crisis.
  • 2013 – Completed the purchase of Smith Barney from Citigroup.
  • 2020 – Acquired E*TRADE, a major expansion in retail brokerage.
  • 2021 – Completed the acquisition of Eaton Vance, enhancing its investment management capabilities.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. James Patrick GormanChairman & CEO9.04MN/A1958
Mr. Andrew Michael SapersteinCo-President & Head of Wealth Management8.68MN/A1967
Mr. Edward N. PickCo-President, Head of Institutional Securities Group & Co-Head of Corporate Strategy9.71MN/A1969
Ms. Sharon YeshayaExecutive VP & CFO4.96MN/A1980
Mr. Daniel Aaron SimkowitzHead of Investment Management & Co-Head of Corporate Strategy7.75MN/A1966
Mr. Michael WilsonChief U.S. Equity Strategist & Chief Investment OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Raja J. AkramChief Accounting Officer, Deputy CFO & ControllerN/AN/A1972
Ms. Robyn Maslynsky GoldschmidManaging DirectorN/AN/AN/A
Clint GartinChairman of Investment BankingN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Michael A. PizziHead of U.S. Banks & Head of TechnologyN/AN/A1975

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