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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ON THE MOVE-Morgan Stanley hires David Bokman for new wealth post, (NYSE: MS)

David Bokman, a trusts and estates lawyer who most recently served as chief advisory officer of GenSpring Family Offices in Atlanta, has joined Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in a newly created role running "upper high net worth resources" in its Private Wealth Management unit. He will be based in New York.Bokman is responsible for connecting financial advisers who service very wealthy investors to other parts of the investment bank and for identifying product needs and driving strategic business developments, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The Private Wealth unit primarily services individual investors with $10 million or more of investable assets, along with their families and businesses.Morgan Stanley's Private Wealth clientele has grown by more than 82 percent between 2009 and the end of 2014, the company said last month.Bokman reports jointly to Eric Benedict, the head of Private Wealth Management, and Jed Finn, chief operating officer for investment products and services throughout Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. His direct reports include Sarah McDaniel, who runs Private Wealth's wealth strategies group, Melanie Schnoll-Begun, its head of philanthropy and Deanna Rodriguez, its head of lifestyle advisory.

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 traded higher by 0.58% or $0.21/share to $36.37. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $28.31 and as high as $39.19. On average, 10299100 shares of MS exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 7534789.