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At a Glance

Uppers

“Working with fantastic, super smart, talented colleagues in a great, collaborative culture”

“Quality of work, access to clients, a lot of opportunities to learn and grow”

“Prestige”

Downers

“Demanding hours”

“Can feel very bureaucratic at times”

“Compensation”

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 2022, the firm ranked No. 3 in worldwide announced M&A deal volume, No. 2 in U.S. announced M&A deal volume, No. 5 in global equity underwriting, and No. 4 in U.S. equity underwriting.

The bank is led by Ted Pick, its CEO. Pick succeeded longtime CEO James Gorman on January 1, 2024. Previously, Pick served as co-president of Morgan Stanley and was the head of its institutional securities group. Morgan Stanley employs more than 80,000 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: Ted Pick
2024 Employees (All Locations): 80,000