Our Client-Focused Culture
Morgan Stanley has been focused on the same principle since its foundation: Putting clients first. For more than seven decades, the Firm has helped clients around the world achieve strategic goals by delivering innovative ideas, sophisticated products and exceptional access to capital markets.
Nowhere is this more true than in Japan, where we have been serving clients for 40 years. Since we got our start in Japan in 1970 with a representative office of two employees, we have grown to an organization of over 1,300 people today. Over the course of forty years, we have become one of the premier financial services firms in Japan, offering a wide range of services in investment banking, sales & trading, research, real estate and investment management. To further strengthen corporate governance and management oversight of the diverse businesses we offer, the Firm adopted a Japan-incorporated holding company structure in 2007.
Our four decades-long journey is a testament to Morgan Stanley’s commitment to Japan. We leverage the Firm's global network and experience to serve Japanese clients in ways that contribute to the development of Japan’s financial markets, even as we respect and honor its customs and business traditions.
Our mission, through all market cycles, is to deliver the world’s finest financial thinking, products and execution. We look forward to strengthening our business further and contributing to the long-term success of our clients and Japan.
Jonathan B. Kindred