The Great Debate

Morgan Stanley’s Facebook curse

May 10, 2012

As Morgan Stanley’s retail force is learning, it’s hard being the anointed one. To most of the world, Morgan Stanley got the plum job of lead manager for the most important public stock offering since Google in 2004. But among the retail sales force at the firm, the Facebook Blessing might as well be known as the Facebook Curse.

Morgan Stanley stumbles in rough trading

October 20, 2010

Morgan Stanley has paid a steep price for trying to trade its way through tough markets and has failed to reap much of a reward.

Morgan Stanley commods risk hits post-crisis high

July 21, 2010

John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.

Morgan Stanley reduced the amount of risk-taking in its trading book last quarter, but only marginally, and boosted risk in commodities to its highest level since the financial crisis struck in summer 2008, according to the firm’s earnings release.

Banks’ exposure to the Obama Plan

January 25, 2010

President Barack Obama’s proposals to ban banks from proprietary trading unrelated to serving their customers will have a very uneven impact on the sector.

This time, CIC raises Morgan Stanley stake

By Wei Gu
June 3, 2009

Wei Gu— Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

America may have fallen out of love with Wall Street, but China hasn’t. That’s one way to read CIC’s just-announced $1.2 billion investment in Morgan Stanley — funds that allow the investment bank to repay Tarp money to the U.S. Treasury.

Myths around China’s revitalization plan

By Wei Gu
March 26, 2009

wei_gu_debate— Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own —

China investors should care about three major numbers this year: 8 percent economic growth, its 4 trillion yuan ($586 billion) stimulus package, and the 10 industries revitalization plan.