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Business Review’s Morgan Stanley contains a company overview, key facts, locations and subsidiaries, news and events as well as a SWOT analysis of the company.
Morgan Stanley _________________________________________________________________________________ Morgan Stanley: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile Reference code: BRFS031CP10-Q4 Published: Dec 2010 Business Review John Carpenter House 7 Carmelite Street London EC4Y 0BS United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7936 6400 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7336 6813 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Morgan Stanley - SWOT Profile Page 1 Morgan Stanley __________________________________________________________________________________________ Morgan Stanley - Company Overview Morgan Stanley is a US based global financial services firm. The company provides a range of investment banking, securities, investment management, wealth management and credit services to its customers. It operates through three business segments, namely, Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management. The company provides its products and services to group of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. It has regional offices and branches across the US, as well as principal offices in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other world financial centers. Morgan Stanley is headquartered in New York, the US. Financial Performance The company reported revenues of (U.S. Dollars) USD 30,070.00 million during the fiscal year ended December 2009, a decrease of 48.53% from 2008. The operating profit of the company was USD 857.00 million during the fiscal year 2009, a decrease of 24.63% from 2008. The net profit of the company was USD 1,346.00 million during the fiscal year 2009, a decrease of 21.15% from 2008. Morgan Stanley - Key Facts Morgan Stanley, Key Facts 1585 Broadway, New York, New Ticker Symbol, Stock Corporate Address: York (NY), 10036, United States Exchange MS (New York Stock Exchange) Telephone + 1 212 7614000 No. of Employees 62,211 Fax N/A Financial Year End December URL www.morganstanley.com Revenue (in USD Million) 30,070.00 Alternative Energy , Financial Industry Services , Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare , Power Australia, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Russian Locations Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Canada, United States, Mexico Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Morgan Stanley - SWOT Profile Page 2 Morgan Stanley __________________________________________________________________________________________ Morgan Stanley - Business Description Morgan Stanley (Morgan Stanley), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides a range of financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals through more than 1,300 offices in 42 countries. The company operates a network of regional offices and branches throughout the US and has principal offices in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and other world financial centers. Morgan Stanley employs 62,211 people. Morgan Stanley conducts its business activities through three reportable business segments, namely, Institutional Securities, Global Wealth Management Group, and Asset Management. Morgan Stanley, through the Institutional Securities segment, offers financial advisory and capital-raising services to corporate and other institutional clients worldwide. These services are offered through wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated (MS&Co.), Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited. The company also engages in sales and trading activities worldwide through the subsidiaries as principal and agent. The services offered under the segment are categorized as Investment Banking and Corporate Lending Activities; Sales and Trading Activities; and Other Activities. Under Investment Banking and Corporate Lending Activities, the company offers three types of services: financial advisory services, capital raising and corporate lending. The financial advisory services to corporate and other institutional clients include advisory services on key strategic matters such as joint ventures, privatizations, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense strategies, spin-offs, shareholder relations, tender offers, corporate restructurings, exchange offers and leveraged buyouts. Advices related to concerning rights offering, dividend policy, financial risk management strategies, valuations, foreign exchange exposure, and financial planning are also offered by the company. Under capital raising services, Morgan Stanley engages in management and participation in public offerings and private placements of debt, equity and other securities worldwide. The company underwrites common stock, preferred stock and other equity-related securities, including American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and convertible securities. It also underwrites fixed income securities such as investment grade debt, mortgage-related and other asset-backed securities, non-investment grade instruments, tax-exempt securities and commercial paper and other short-term securities. Morgan Stanley’s loan or lending services include bridge financing to elite corporate clients through subsidiaries such as Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. The company’s Sales and Trading Activities include sales, trading, financing and marketing activities for securities and futures exchanges. It also has operations in over-the-counter (OTC) markets worldwide. The principal sales and trading activities include equity trading, interest rates, credit and currencies, commodities, and clients and services. The company acts as principal (including as a market maker) and agent in execution of transactions in equity and equity-related products globally. The activities cover common stock, ADRs, global depositary receipts and exchange-traded funds. Equity-related products marketed include warrants and futures overlying individual securities, equity swaps, options, indices and group of securities. The operations in interest rates, credit and currencies of Morgan Stanley covers fixed income securities and related products, US and other sovereign securities, emerging market bonds and loans, investment and non-investment grade corporate debt, distressed debt, bank loans, convertible bonds, and collateralized debt obligations. It also includes credit, currency and other fixed income linked notes, and securities issued by structured investment vehicles, mortgage-related and other asset-backed securities and real estate loans, municipal securities, preferred stock and commercial paper, money market and other short-term securities. It is a primary dealer of US Federal Government securities. It is also a member of the selling groups, which distributes various US agency and other debt securities. The company also deals or markets government securities in several countries in European, Asian and emerging markets. Morgan Stanley also trades and markets listed futures and OTC swaps, forwards, options and other derivatives referencing, interest rates, currencies, investment grade and non-investment grade corporate credits, loans and bonds. It also offers US and other sovereign securities, credit indexes, asset-backed security indexes, property indexes, emerging market bonds and loans, mortgage-related and other asset-backed securities and real estate loans. The company also trades major foreign currencies, including Japanese yen, British pound, euro, Swiss franc and Canadian dollar. Morgan Stanley acts as an intermediary between short-term funds borrowers and lenders and offers funding for range of inventory positions. It lends principal securities to clients, institutional lenders and other broker-dealers and provides financing for commercial and residential real estate loans and other securitizable asset classes. In commodities market, the company trades as a principal. It holds long and short proprietary trading positions in the spot, forward and futures markets in several commodities such as metals (base and precious), agricultural products, crude oil, oil products, natural gas, electric power, emission credits, coal, freight, liquefied natural gas and related products and indices. The company originates exchange-traded options and futures, OTC options and swaps on commodities. The company markets electricity power in the US and has six electricity generating facilities in the US and Europe. TransMontaigne Inc. (TransMontaigne) and its subsidiaries, owned by Morgan Stanley, have operations in marketing and distribution of refined petroleum products. It also has stake in Heidmar Group of companies which provide international ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Morgan Stanley - SWOT Profile Page 3 Morgan Stanley __________________________________________________________________________________________ marine transportation and US marine logistics services. Morgan Stanley also markets financing services which include prime brokerage services such as consolidated clearance, settlement, custody, financing and portfolio reporting services for clients who trades multiple asset classes. Further, Morgan Stanley’s principal investing activities include investments and capital commitments with public and private companies, funds and other entities for proprietary purposes to enhance the total returns to the company. During the fiscal year 2009, the Institutional Securities segment of the company contributed 54.7% towards the total revenues of the company, generating USD 12,777 million, a decrease of 13.31% over the previous year. The company's Global Wealth Management Group segment includes comprehensive
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