61-year Morgan Stanley vet dies after second career outside the industry


Sad to report.

Alan D. Cohn, a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney executive who spent 61 years at the brokerage and its pre-merger entities while forging a second career as a promoter of jazz music, has died.

He was 84.

Bloomberg News reports that he died Sunday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after a brief illness, according to his wife, Betsy L. Cohn.

Cohn, an avid pianist, was a founding board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, the organization led by musician Wynton Marsalis, his wife said today in a telephone interview. He was the board’s treasurer and chairman of its finance committee.

“He had a passion for jazz,” his wife said. “He just loved living in New York. He could go out every night. He said he never wanted to leave.”

The Harvard University-educated wealth manager was a Managing Director at Wertheim before it merged several times to become Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 2009. Three years later, the unit was renamed Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Cohn was a senior vice president.

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Alan Cohn, Morgan Stanley Manager Who Supported Jazz, Dies at 84

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