Morgan Stanley

“…the more I think about it, the more I like the ‘yo’ concept. And it’s not because of the app’s latest feature: you can send a ‘yo’ to the username ‘worldcup’ to receive a ‘yo’ (and nothing else) anytime a team scores a goal. Rather, it’s because I’ve always thought that there is beauty in simplicity. I’m a minimalist. I like to sit in my scarcely furnished study with white-washed walls while I write this comment. I hate Christmas decorations. When on a vacation, I like to sit on the shore and stare at the sea in the summer, or climb up a cold, white mountain silently on skis in the winter. I loved to read the late Barton Biggs’s simple but beautiful prose about investing. Life is full of complexity –family, friends, work, politics, financial markets, the global economy. Coping with complexity requires filtering, sorting, reduction, concentration and, at least sometimes, simplification. Sometimes, a simple ‘yo’ can say and mean more to your ‘contacts’ than all the babble.” [BI, earlier]

  • 11 Jun 2014 at 5:38 PM

Why Have One Morgan Stanley When You Can Have Two?

Morgan Stanley hopes very much that it is more than the sum of its (two) parts, especially as one of those parts is basically subtracting. Read more »

  • 06 Jun 2014 at 11:18 AM

Layoffs Watch ’14: Morgan Stanley

The House of Jim is said to have spent the week telling a bunch of traders to clear out their desks. Read more »

Do you party so hard you wake up looking like a dead person the next day? Has a colleague mentioned your skin tone is very similar to his uncle’s when he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver? Do you get weird stares in meetings from people wondering what drain you were pulled out of? Do you look like a 37 year-old who’s had a hard life, even though you’re 22, just graduated, and this investment banking gig is the first job you’ve ever had? Do you get the distinct feeling you’ve gotten your last free pass on showing up to work smelling like cigarettes and the urinal you tripped and face planted into last night? Apparently there’s a lady who can help with all that. Read more »

  • 02 May 2014 at 1:32 PM
  • Banks

ISS: Lloyd’s Worth It. Probably.

Best the proxy advisory firm can tell, the Goldman Sachs CEO deserved his 50% raise last year, though, to be honest, it’s really not sure. Read more »

  • 28 Apr 2014 at 5:37 PM
  • Banks

James Gorman Doesn’t Do It All By Himself

Meet the loyal Morgan Stanley executive behind this feat of Goldman-baiting. Read more »

  • 22 Apr 2014 at 3:57 PM
  • Banks

Breaking: Banks Competing With Each Other

In a revolutionary development, it turns out that each would like the biggest piece of the stock-trading pie possible. Read more »