Morgan Stanley

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Morgan Stanley is an American holding company, providing financial services through its subsidiaries to govts, institutions and individuals. The company operates in the Americas (73.1%), Europe/Middle East/Africa (15.2%) and Asia/Pacific (11.7%), through 3 business segments:2018

  • 50.7%: Investment and Finance banking: financing for acquisitions, projects, etc.; operations on the stock, interest, exchange, and raw materials markets, share trading transactions, merger-acquisition consulting, etc.;
  • 42.5%: Wealth management
  • 6.8%: Investment management

Tax Policy: 20 Morgan Stanley has 619 subsidiaries in tax havens.[1]

BankTrack-Fossil-Bank.svg Financing Fossil Fuels:[1]
 Tar Sands: $214m   Arctic Oil: $226m   Offshore: $3.91bn   Fracking: $2.24bn   LNG Export: $1.92bn   Coal Mining: $154m   Coal Power: $619m 



Total float: 59.3%
Source: MarketScreener.svg, Mar.2020


  • Morgan Stanley
    • Morgan Stanley Capital Management LLC.[2]
      • Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings Inc, bank holdco. Securities underwriting + distribution; financial advisory services, restructurings, real estate and project finance.[3]
        • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, financial advisory services. Security trading, account monitoring, financial consulting, and transaction management and advisory services; strategy development + financial planning services.[4][5]

Wealth Management

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is Morgan Stanley's wealth and asset management division. Prior to Sept.2012, the business was known as "Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC",ref and the name was retained as its broker-dealer brand.


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  1. ^ Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report 2020. The new Report shows financial support for the Fossil Fuel Industry has increased every year since the Paris Agreement was adopted in Dec.2015. Again, the big USA banks dominate; again, JPMorgan Chase leads the pack, with Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and Bank of America close on their heels. These 4 banks alone are responsible for 30% of all fossil fuel financing out of the 35 major global banks since the Paris Agreement was adopted. Rainforest Action Network, Mar.20.2019.