What We Do
At Morgan Stanley, we advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals, and always do so with a standard of excellence.
Morgan Stanley offers a comprehensive array of equity trading and execution capabilities for all major listed and over-the-counter equity products, as well as structured products. We add value through trading expertise, state-of-the-art technology and market information to support best execution for clients.
Our sales team serves as a bridge between our clients and the significant resources Morgan Stanley has to offer, by providing clients with the firm’s insightful equity research and extensive trading capabilities. We are able to offer individually tailored services and timely investment ideas.
Institutional Corporate Marketing
Leveraging Morgan Stanley’s broad access to major institutional investors in Japan and around the world, we advise companies on investor relations strategies and presentations to help expand their shareholder base and attract long-term investors.
Product and Alternative Investments
We provide clients with a vast range of alternative investment products and fund of funds in nontraditional assets, such as hedge funds, private-equity funds, managed-futures funds and real-estate funds, as well as customized structured-product solutions and pension transition management services.
Equity Financing and Prime Brokerage
We provide equity financing and prime brokerage services for investment managers who seek to borrow shares for hedging or sale purposes. We also offer clients a comprehensive package of high quality services that include business administration, infrastructure and technology support, financing and securities lending.
We underwrite and trade bonds from a diverse range of issuers, including private and public sector corporations, banks and government institutions. As part of client risk management support, we offer credit risk hedges and transaction services to help improve balance sheets for corporate and financial institutions. We are also a leading player in the Japanese distressed market, including distressed loans/bonds and special situations.
Interest Rate Products
We provide primary and secondary liquidity and take proprietary positions in the Japanese Government Bond as well as swaps and options markets, while providing specialized trading services for U.S. and European government bonds, foreign-currency-denominated government-guaranteed bonds, mortgage-backed securities, emerging bonds and derivatives. Drawing on Morgan Stanley’s market making experience and expertise in the world’s principal interest rate swaps market, we are also able to tailor and develop innovative instruments to requirements of a diverse client base, including corporates, government entities, institutional investors, hedge funds and portfolio managers.
Leveraging Morgan Stanley’s global network, we offer our clients a wide range of services in all major currencies and emerging-market currencies, including customized financial solutions and trading strategies backed by our expertise in asset liability management (ALM)/quantitative analysis, as well as cross-border M&A-related financing and fund-raising transactions.
Securitization and Asset Finance
Having developed Japan’s first nonperforming real-estate loan securitization and its first mezzanine loan securitization, Morgan Stanley has played a major role in originating and distributing asset-backed securities in Japan, across a variety of asset classes, including commercial mortgages. We offer variety of global securitized products including CLOs to Japanese investors.
The sales function exists in all fixed-income product areas, connecting with wide range of clients, including institutional investors, regional financial institutions, corporations and foreign institutions. We offer yield-curve strategies to international and domestic institutions, asset liability management and risk management services to life insurance companies and banks, as well as investment strategies to hedge funds.
We offer clients market insights and trading ideas through highly valued research and analysis of companies, industries and economies around the world. Our sector analysts provide in-depth analysis of each company, while economists and strategists focus on macroeconomic research with a broader perspective and provide high quality forecasts and market insights by working closely with sector analysts.
Fixed Income Research
We help clients navigate the world’s increasingly complex debt markets. From valuations on debt securities to assistance with portfolio strategy, our fixed-income research professionals offer investment ideas and insights into market trends for institutional clients, trading desks, salespeople and capital market participants.
Equity Capital Markets
Collaborating with Morgan Stanley’s top-ranked research team and global sales and trading professionals, we integrate execution expertise, deep understanding of diverse local industries, and placement power to help clients receive the most value from each stage of a transaction. We have lead-managed many of the country’s most high-profile and complex equity and equity-linked offerings, ranging from global initial public offerings to convertible bond issues, equity derivatives business and follow-on offerings.
Debt Capital Markets
Working closely with the fixed-income sales and trading, syndicate and credit research teams, we originate, structure and execute public and private placement of various debt securities, including corporate bonds, medium-term notes, commercial paper and structured products, as well as derivatives of debt, credit and currency. With fresh ideas, local market insight and underwriting capabilities in domestic and international markets, we provide seamless advice and sophisticated solutions to a wide range of clients including corporates and financial institutions.
We provide institutional investors and other clients with asset management strategies across a variety of asset classes from traditional assets such as equities and bonds to alternative assets.Go to Investment Management (Japanese)
We are a non-discretionary investment advisor that provides real-estate advisory services, as well as property asset management services.
Yen Bond House
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Asia-Pacific Equity House
Best Investment Bank in Japan
World’s Best Investment Bank
Best Investment Bank in Asia
Best Bank for Advisory in Asia
Best Corporate and Investment Bank
Best International Bank