Morgan Stanley history, profile and corporate video

   Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in New York City, New York. It was originally founded as Morgan Stanley Group, Inc. by Harold Stanley and Henry S. Morgan (grandson of J.P. Morgan) on September 16, 1935.

   The current Morgan Stanley was formed in 1997 when Morgan Stanley Group, Inc. merged with Dean Witter Discover & Co., a company that was founded in 1924. The original name of the new firm was “Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Discover & Co.”, but it changed its name to “Morgan Stanley” in 2001.

   The company operates through the following business segments: Wealth Management, Investment Banking & Capital Markets, Sales & Trading, Research, and Investment Management.

Wealth Management

   The Wealth Management segment provides services and solutions that help build, preserve and manage wealth such as Achieving Financial Goals, Building & Protecting Wealth, Business Financing & Planning, Find a Financial Advisor, Loans & Home Financing, Managing Everyday Finances, Planning for My Family, Planning for Retirement, and Socially Responsible Investing.

Investment Banking & Capital Markets

   The Investment Banking & Capital Markets segment provides advisory and capital-raising services to corporations, organizations or governments around the world.

Sales & Trading

   The Sales & Trading segment covers sales, trading, and market-making services to global institutions, Cutting-edge hedge funds, and industry innovators. This segment involves cash equity and equity-related products, equity options, equity swaps, warrants, structured notes, and futures, prime brokerage, electronic trading, risk management, investor products, financing solutions and liquidity across commodities markets including oil, metals, power and natural gas, interest rate and currency products, fixed-income assets with embedded credit, collateralized securities, and others.


   The Research segment involves a timely, in-depth analysis of companies, industries, markets, and world economies to provide the best solutions in the field of investment research.

Investment Management

   The Investment Management segment provides outstanding long-term investment performance, service, and investment management solutions, which involves capabilities such as Private Credit & Equity, Solutions & Multi-Asset, Real Assets, Global Liquidity, Global Fixed Income, Active Fundamental Equity.

   With more than 60 000 employees in more than 42 countries, Morgan Stanley is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world, according to Forbes.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.morganstanley.com.

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