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James Gorman

  • Morgan Stanley 2Q profit falls 8.5 percent Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 7:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Morgan Stanley's second-quarter results topped Wall Street's expectations Monday, as the investment bank's trading and wealth management businesses helped lift revenue. While Morgan Stanley's profits fell 8.5 percent, that drop was largely because to a tough comparison to the year before, when the bank had a one-time tax benefit.

  • NEW YORK, April 20- Profit in Morgan Stanley's wealth management division rose 24.6 percent in the first quarter, but new money from clients fell by about one-third, the company said on Monday. Morgan Stanley made a big bet on that theory two years ago by completing its purchase of Citigroup Inc's Smith Barney, the industry leader in selling fee-based managed...

  • April 20- Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported its most profitable quarter since the financial crisis on Monday, boosted by higher revenue from trading bonds and equities. The bank's trading business, like those of its main rivals, got a boost in the quarter after the Swiss central bank scrapped a cap on the franc, the European Central Bank...

  • April 20- Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported a much stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, boosted by higher revenue from trading bonds and equities. Adjusted revenue from equities sales and trading rose 33 percent to $2.27 billion, meaning that Morgan Stanley lost its lead in the business over Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Morgan Stanley's board boosted Chairman and Chief Executive James Gorman's compensation by one-third last year, saying the bank's performance was "strong" but had "room for continued progress," according to its proxy filing on Wednesday. Gorman was awarded $16 million for his work last year, up from $12 million in 2013. He is eligible to receive...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Morgan Stanley has agreed to sell a compressed natural gas business that came under regulatory scrutiny shortly after its launch last year, according to a document obtained by Reuters and three people familiar with the matter. Two Morgan Stanley managers who were involved with Wentworth, Alberto Chiesara and Ryan Comerford, are leaving to...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 26- At the prompting of at least one director of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, an executive recruiting firm has come up with a list of potential candidates to replace embattled CEO Gerald Hassell, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The overture to Fleming does not appear to represent an official search effort by BNY Mellon's...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- Morgan Stanley bid adieu to another senior executive who was thought to be on a list of potential successors to Chief Executive Officer James Gorman, but a new generation of CEO candidates is rising inside the bank. On Tuesday, Morgan Stanley announced that Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat, 57, would be leaving at the end of April to head back to...

  • UPDATE 5-Google poaches Morgan Stanley's CFO Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:11 PM ET

    *Google shares up 2.5 pct. March 24- Google Inc said it hired Ruth Porat, chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley, as its own finance chief, a move signaling that the search engine company may be looking to bear down on fast growing expenses. Porat has helped execute a sweeping cost-cutting strategy across several business lines at Morgan Stanley.

  • UPDATE 4-Google hires Morgan Stanley CFO Porat as CFO Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    March 24- Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is leaving the bank to become Google Inc's CFO, the latest Wall Street executive to move to Silicon Valley, where fortunes can be built fast but businesses can also become irrelevant overnight. Porat, a California native, joined Morgan Stanley in 1987, and led Morgan Stanley's investment banking...

  • March 24- Morgan Stanley Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is leaving the bank to join Google Inc in the same position, the companies said on Tuesday. Jonathan Pruzan, co-head of Morgan Stanley's global financial institutions group in investment banking, will become CFO after Porat leaves on April 30. Google shares were up about 1 percent at $571 in premarket...

  • *No appetite to give Greece money without guarantees-Schaeuble. PARIS/ ATHENS, Feb 16- Debt-laden Greece and EU paymaster Germany struck hardline postures ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday on the future of an unpopular international bailout for Athens, but France called for compromise. German Finance Minister Wolfgang...

  • Morgan Stanley CEO: US economy going 'terrifically' Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:07 AM ET
    James Gordon, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    James Gorman said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" from the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday that the Fed should hike interest rates in June.

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • Fed to big banks: Clean up your act or you're done Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley

    "The financial industry has largely lost the public trust," New York Fed President William Dudley said.

  • Morgan's profit jumps as trading activity rebounds Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET
    Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley reported an 87 percent rise earnings as its trading and wealth management businesses benefited from increased client activity.

  • Dimon: Shadow banking threat to US economy Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    The JPMorgan CEO sees one thing that could derail the recovery: The $3.2 trillion nonbank financial system, or "shadow banks."

  • Mario Gabelli: Wall Street's $85 million man Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Mario Gabelli

    Wall Street likes to call him "Super Mario," and in 2013 the moniker fit in more ways than one.

  • Morgan Stanley CEO: Job cuts in currency division Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley CEO: Job cuts in currency division

    Morgan Stanley Chairman & CEO James Gorman, said bonds, currencies and commodities are going through a cyclical change.

  • Morgan Stanley CEO: Investment banking is over Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    CEO of Morgan Stanley James Gorman speaks on May 6, 2014 in New York.

    These are not happy days for big Wall Street financial institutions, and the head of one of them thinks this is effectively the end of an era.