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At a Glance


“Working with outstanding, extremely smart colleagues in a great, collaborative culture”

“Growth and development opportunities”

“Brand recognition and prestige”


“Long hours”



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, more than 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 2021, the firm ranked No. 3 in worldwide announced M&A deal volume, No. 3 in U.S. announced M&A deal volume, No. 2 in global equity underwriting, and No. 2 in U.S. equity underwriting.

The bank is led by James Gorman, its chairman and CEO. Morgan Stanley employs more than 70,000 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
Chairman and CEO: James P. Gorman
2023 Employees (All Locations): 73,000

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
Baltimore, MA
Salt Lake, Utah
Alpharetta, GA
Colobus, OH
London, United Kingdom
Hong Kong, China
Budapest, Hungary
Mumbai, India
Montreal, Canada