Morgan Stanley at a Glance


  • “Working on high profile, interesting, complex, important transactions”
  • “The culture: fantastic people and a great team spirit”
  • “Learning opportunities: early responsibility, exposure to smart senior people, great internal mobility”


  • “Long hours”
  • “Lower than average pay”
  • “Diversity”

The Buzz

  • “Powerful brand, premium bulge bracket”
  • “Shifting to a more wealth management focus”
  • “One of the top advisory firms, and business outlook’s looking better”
  • “Excellent M&A deals, great exit opportunities”

About Morgan Stanley


The firm that Henry and Harold built

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 modern 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, more than 75 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 on the planet (its retail advisors operate under the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney name). And it regularly works on the most high-profile deals on Wall Street. 

For the first six months of 2014, the firm ranked No. 2 in worldwide announced M&A deal volume, as well as in U.S. announced M&A deal volume. For the same period, it ranked No. 3 in global IPO underwriting and No. 2 in U.S. IPO underwriting. The bank is led by James Gorman, its chairman and CEO. It employs nearly 56,000 employees globally.

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Morgan Stanley

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


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: MS
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: James P. Gorman
  • 2014 Employees: 55,794

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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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