Morgan Stanley boss is going shopping, also gets pay boost

James Gorman

James Gorman is going shopping for his asset-management unit.

Bloomberg News reports that the Morgan Stanley chief said he’s looking to buy “small add-on firms” or hire teams to spur growth at his $463 billion investment management division.

The unit’s fixed-income offering is “smaller than we would like” and the company sees opportunities to grow in alternative products such as private equity and infrastructure, he said on a call with analysts after the bank reported a drop in fourth-quarter revenue.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports that Morgan Stanley boosted Chief Executive Officer James Gorman’s compensation by 7.4% to $29 million for 2018.

Gorman, 60, got a $13.75 million incentive tied to achieving future targets, and $6.875 million in both cash and restricted shares, according to a regulatory filing Friday. The package, which includes his $1.5 million salary, surpasses the $27 million he was paid for 2017 as the most he’s received since taking the helm.

Morgan Stanley Is Ready, After a Decade, to Grow Through Deals

Morgan Stanley Lifts James Gorman's Pay to Record $29 Million for 2018

 

 

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