Morgan Stanley at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Team-like culture and intelligent, phenomenal people who push you to thrive”
  • “Tremendous responsibility early in professionals’ careers—great exposure to clients and transformational transactions”
  • “Prestige”

Downers

  • “Work/life balance—long hours”
  • “Compensation is below market”
  • “Bureaucracy”

The Buzz

  • “Best in class”
  • “As good as Goldman, and best in tech”
  • “Surprisingly don't hear about them much”
  • “Elite bulge bracket, interesting deals”

About Morgan Stanley

New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: institutional securities, asset management, and wealth management. Institutional securities includes M&A advisory, restructuring, real estate, project finance, capital raising, equity and fixed income sales and trading, and corporate lending. Asset management includes institutional investment products and mutual funds across a range of fixed income, equity, and alternative investments. Wealth management provides financial planning and wealth management services, annuities and insurance, and brokerage and investment advisory services that cover a wide range of investment alternatives. 

The firm's history can be traced to 1935, when J.P. Morgan & Co. partners Henry S. Morgan (grandson of J.P. Morgan) and Harold Stanley left the firm to start their own company: Morgan Stanley. Today, 80 years later, Morgan Stanley is known as one of the leading investment banks in the world. It has one of the top financial advisor sales forces in the industry. And it regularly works on the most high-profile deals on Wall Street. 

Underscoring Morgan Stanley's consistent placing atop the most important league tables, for the year 2017, the firm ranked No. 1 in global IPO underwriting, No. 1 in global equity and equity-related underwriting, No. 2 in worldwide announced M&A deal volume, and No. 3 in U.S. announced M&A deal volume. The bank is led by James Gorman, its chairman and CEO. Morgan Stanley employs approximately 58,000 employees globally.

Morgan Stanley

1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 761-4000
Fax: (212) 762-0575

Stats

  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: MS
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: James P. Gorman
  • 2018 Employees: 58,000

Major Office Locations

  • Beijing, China
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Menlo Park, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Houston, TX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Mumbai, India
  • Tokyo, Japan
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