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At a Glance

Uppers

“Great people and culture—you work with intelligent individuals who all strive for excellence”

“Personal and career growth—great exposure to seniors and you’re given a lot of responsibility and are constantly challenged”

“The prestige”

Downers

“Long hours”

“High pressure”

“Compensation”

The Buzz

“Top among bulge bracket firms”

“Excellent Internet and e-commerce coverage”

“Good M&A practice”

About Morgan Stanley

New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: institutional securities, investment 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. Investment 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, 85 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 2018, 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, No. 2 in worldwide announced European M&A deal volume, and No. 2 in U.S. announced M&A deal volume. The bank is led by James Gorman, its chairman and CEO. Morgan Stanley employs approximately 60,000 employees globally.

Morgan Stanley

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

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: MS
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: James P. Gorman
2019 Employees (All Locations): 60,390

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