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Thomas Doster, the head of Morgan Stanley’s principal investment business, is preparing to start a money management firm that will purchase assets from the bank.

Bloomberg News reports that the firm’s initial fund, Eight Bar Financial Partners I, will manage a portfolio of assets to be acquired from the bank, according to a regulatory filing.

The firm, Eight Bar Partners, also plans to manage private funds that focus on distressed debt and make equity investments in private energy, health-care and “consumer-facing” companies.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Morgan Stanley, which plans to cut as much as a quarter of its fixed-income staff globally, has named David Flowerdew as head of U.S. Treasuries trading.

Flowerdew will add the title to his current position as head of U.S. swaps, said Mark Lake, a spokesman for the New York-based bank, one of 22 primary dealers that trade Treasuries with the Federal Reserve.

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