J.P. Morgan spins off its securities underwriting division following the enactment of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act to form Morgan Stanley & Co., an independent investment bank
Morgan Stanley & Co. obtains membership on the New York Stock Exchange
Enters the real estate business
Establishes a representative office in Tokyo
Enters the sales and trading business and establishes Mergers & Acquisitions Division
Starts asset management business for institutional investors
Morgan Stanley International Ltd. (MSIL), Tokyo Branch opens
Obtains securities business license
Becomes publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange
Obtains Tokyo Stock Exchange membership
Morgan Stanley Investment Advisory Co., Limited (MSIA) opens
Obtains Osaka Securities Exchange membership
MSIL is renamed Morgan Stanley Japan Limited (MSJL)
Obtains Tokyo Financial Exchange membership
Obtains Nagoya Stock Exchange membership (2012 membership withdrawn)
Renames MSIA, Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment Trust Management Co. Limited upon receiving a dual license for advisory and investment trust businesses in Japan
Office moves from Otemachi to Ebisu
Morgan Stanley Group, Inc. merges with Dean Witter, Discover & Co. to become Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Discover & Co.
Changes registered name to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.
Commences real estate business
Establishes Morgan Stanley Properties Japan, K.K. (MSPJ)
MSJL commences business as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Japan Limited (MSDWJL) following transfer of business from MSJL
Changes registered name to Morgan Stanley
MSDWJL is renamed Morgan Stanley Japan Limited (MSJL)
Obtains Jasdaq Securities Exchange membership
Obtains Tokyo Commodity Exchange membership (2012 membership withdrawn)
MSJL commences business as Morgan Stanley Japan Securities Co., Ltd. (MSJS) following the transfer of business from MSJL
Morgan Stanley completes spin-off of Discover
Reorganizes Japan operations under a locally incorporated holding company, Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd.
MSPJ is renamed Morgan Stanley Capital K.K after business operations of several related companies were subsumed under MSPJ
Morgan Stanley becomes a bank holding company
Establishes Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, a joint venture company with Citi in wealth management business
MSJS changes its name to Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd. following the commencement of Morgan Stanley’s securities joint venture with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in Japan.
Morgan Stanley Asset & Investment Trust Management Co. Limited is renamed Morgan Stanley Investment Management (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Office moves from Ebisu to Otemachi