Ruth Porat

  • GWM = Global Wealth Management obvs


    Morgan Stanley Slowly Approaching Its Goal Of Becoming Boring

    So Morgan Stanley announced earnings today and people are sad because FICC trading wasn’t so hot. Asset management and wealth management are okay though? Anyway here’s a guy: “The fixed-income rebuild hasn’t worked as well as they had hoped,” David Trone, an analyst with JMP Securities LLC in New York, said in a Bloomberg Radio […]

    / Apr 18, 2013 at 2:17 PM
  • Just hanging out here with some VaR

    Banks, News

    Morgan Stanley Now 23% Safer

    A value-at-risk model basically works like this. You have some stuff, which is worth X today. Tomorrow it will be worth X + Y, where Y ranges from more or less negative infinity to positive infinity. Y is a function of a bunch of correlated random variables, rates and credit and stock prices and general […]

    / Oct 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM
  • News

    Morgan Stanley’s Ruth Porat Hoping To Not Go Down Path Of Those Other Lady CFOs

    In addition to the whole “help turn Morgan Stanley around” task, Ruth Porat, who was named CFO last January, has another entry on her to do list: don’t get unceremoniously canned like your girlfriends. “Be careful in everything you do, because we all know how this ended before,” an analyst told her at a cocktail […]

    / Nov 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM

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