Morgan Stanley CEO Du Jun has been convicted of insider trading after a criminal trial in Hong Kong. Du was accused of buying 26.7 million shares of Citic Resource Holdings while in possession of confidential company information. He obtained this information as part of a Morgan Stanley team working with the company on a bond issue and the purchase of an oil field in Kazakhstan. Morgan Stanley`s compliance department has been criticized for failing to acknowledge Du`s illegal transactions.  In February, Morgan Stanley agreed to pay $1.25 billion to the U.S. government as punishment for concealing all the risk associated with mortgage securities from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. [ref. The Financial Services Authority fined the company £1.4 million for failing to properly apply controls relating to the actions of a fraudulent trader on one of its trading venues. Morgan Stanley admitted on June 18, 2008 that this resulted in a $120 million loss for the company.  Morgan Stanley is a financial services firm that advises and creates, negotiates, manages and distributes capital for institutions, governments and individuals through its affiliates and subsidiaries. The firm operates in three business segments: institutional securities, wealth management and investment management.  In May 2020, Morgan Stanley agreed to pay a $5 million fine to resolve the SEC`s allegations that it had provided misleading information about transaction fulfillment services and transaction costs to certain clients under so-called retail packaging fee programs.  In December 2018, FINRA announced a $10 million fine to Morgan Stanley for non-compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.
Morgan Stanley violated bank secrecy law over a five-year period.  In February 2016, Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion to deal with state and federal agencies over Morgan Stanley`s creation of mortgage-backed bonds prior to the Financial Crisis.  Morgan Stanley was fined $55,000 by Nasdaq OMX for three foreign exchange violations. A Morgan Stanley client algorithm accidentally started buying and selling huge quantities. Also, after the exchange discovered the error, they were unable to contact the responsible employee.  Today`s Morgan Stanley is the result of the merger of the original Morgan Stanley with Dean Witter Discover & Co. in 1997.  President and CEO of Dean Witter, Philip J. Purcell became President and CEO of the new Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Discover & Co.   The new company changed its name to Morgan Stanley in 2001.
   The firm`s main business segments today are institutional securities, asset management and investment management. In May, the company agreed to pay a $15 million fine. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company of deleting emails and failing to cooperate with SEC investigators.  In June, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced that it had fined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC (Morgan Stanley) $650,000 for failing to put in place adequate monitoring systems to monitor the transfer of client funds to third-party accounts.  In May 2009, a trader in the company was suspended by the FSA for a series of unauthorized commodity transactions after being intoxicated during a three-and-a-half-hour lunch.  A week later, another broker at the company was banned for deliberately discriminating against clients by “pre-protecting” transactions without their consent.  In December 2015, it was reported that Morgan Stanley would cut approximately 25% of its fixed-income jobs by the end of the month.  As of January 2016, the company reported that it has offices in more than 43 countries.
 By using this website, you consent to security monitoring and auditing. For security reasons and to ensure that the public service remains accessible to users, this government computer system uses network traffic monitoring programs to identify unauthorized attempts, upload or modify information, or otherwise cause damage, including attempts to deny service to users. Douglas E. Future president Dick Fisher contributed to the computer model as a young employee and learned the FORTRAN and COBOL programming languages at IBM. In 1967, she founded Morgan & Cie, International in Paris to enter the European securities market.  The company acquired Brooks, Harvey & Co., Inc. in 1967 and established a presence in the real estate industry.  The sales and commerce sector is believed to be the brainchild of Bob Baldwin.  Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, the last two major investment banks in the United States, both announced on September 22, 2008 that they would become traditional banking holding companies regulated by the Federal Reserve.  The Federal Reserve`s approval of its offer to become banks ended the rise of investment firms, 75 years after Congress separated them from deposit-taking lenders, and ended weeks of chaos that bankrupted Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and led to the hasty sale of Merrill Lynch & Co. to Bank of America Corp. February 5 In 1997, the company merged with Dean Witter Discover & Co., the financial services company spin-off from Sears Roebuck.
 Philip J. Purcell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dean Witter, continued in the same position with the newly formed Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Discover & Co. Morgan Stanley President John J. Mack became president and chief operating officer of the company.  In 1998, the company`s name was changed to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.  Originally, the name was chosen as a merger of the two previous companies in order to avoid tensions between the two companies. Eventually, “Dean Witter” was dropped in 2001 and the name became “Morgan Stanley” for unknown reasons.   In April, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that the company had agreed to pay $14 million in an attempt to cover up prohibited trading activity on oil futures.  On September 25, 2009, Citigroup Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, alleging that its competitor had failed to pay $245 million due under a credit default swap. The infringement lawsuit was filed in federal court in Manhattan seeking unspecified damages.
. In December 2004, the company paid a fine of $100,000 to the NASD and compensation of $211,510 to customers who had not properly disclosed information to municipal bond investors. During the NASD investigation, Morgan Stanley`s failure to respond to requests for information in a timely manner resulted in censorship and an additional $25,000 fine.  Morgan Stanley is headquartered in New York, European Headquartered in London, Asia Pacific Headquartered in Hong Kong and Tokyo, Canada, is headquartered in Toronto.   Morgan Stanley borrowed $107.3 billion from the Fed during the 2008 crisis, mostly from banks, according to Bloomberg News Service data released on August 22, 2011.  Garth R.