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Monday, February 17, 2014

Morgan Stanley names Delivanis as MENA IB head as Froehlich heads to Europe, (NYSE: MS)

Morgan Stanley named Patrick Delivanis as the head of investment banking in the Middle East and North Africa, a spokesman confirmed on Monday, replacing Klaus Froehlich who is relocating to Frankfurt for a senior investment banking role. Delivanis, who was instrumental in advising on the state-backed merger of Abu Dhabi property firms Aldar Properties and Sorouh Real Estate, has been with the bank's investment banking team in Dubai since 2007.Froehlich, the current MENA head, is relocating to Europe as global head of capital markets for Germany and Austria. Prior to his stint in the Middle East, he was the bank's head of equity capital markets for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.A spokesman for the bank in Dubai confirmed Delivanis' appointment and Froehlich's move to Frankfurt.Investment banking activity in the Middle East is showing signs of a slow revival as mergers and acquisitions activity picks up and equity sales recommence after a long hiatus.

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services company that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides its products and services to a range of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals. Shares of MS fell by 0.74% or $-0.22/share to $29.69. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $20.16 and as high as $33.52. On average, 12306300 shares of MS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 10374958.