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Morgan Stanley's Earnings Under Some Pressure, but Diversified Business Model Has Long-Term Strength

Michael Wong, CFA, CPA Sector Director

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| Michael Wong, CFA, CPA |

Morgan Stanley had exceptionally strong 2020 and 2021 investment banking and trading results as the economy started to reopen from COVID-19. Morgan Stanley also acquired discount brokerage E-Trade and asset manager Eaton Vance that boosted revenue in 2021. While Morgan Stanley will harvest synergies from recent acquisitions and is exposed to positive tailwinds, such as higher interest rates, net revenue will likely be flat to down over the next couple of years, as economic uncertainties stifle investment-banking revenue and client assets will need time to recover from the bear market.

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Morgan Stanley is a global investment bank whose history, through its legacy firms, can be traced back to 1924. The company has institutional securities, wealth management, and investment management segments. The company had about $5 trillion of client assets as well as over 70,000 employees at the end of 2021. Approximately 50% of the company's net revenue is from its institutional securities business, with the remainder coming from wealth and investment management. The company derives about 30% of its total revenue outside the Americas.

1585 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
T +1 212 761-4000
Industry Capital Markets
Most Recent Earnings Jun 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Employees 78,000

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