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Morgan Stanley launches Institute for Inclusion

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley announced the official launch of the Institute for Inclusion (IFI). Funded by an initial commitment of $25 million from the Firm, the Institute for Inclusion will create an integrated and transparent diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy that will drive meaningful change within Morgan Stanley and in support of underserved communities. The Firm also today announced the IFI’s Advisory Board which will provide independent, expert perspective and constructive feedback to help shape internal and external efforts. “Morgan Stanley is committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in underserved communities as well as fostering a culture of belonging at…

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Morgan Stanley launches Institute for Inclusion

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley announced the official launch of the Institute for Inclusion (IFI). Funded by an initial commitment of $25 million from the Firm, the Institute for Inclusion will create an integrated and transparent diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy that will drive meaningful change within Morgan Stanley and in support of underserved communities. The Firm…

Morgan Stanley announced $1.3 mln grant to Columbia University Department of Psychiatry

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley announced a grant of $1.3 million to the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons to advance children’s mental health research in an effort to raise awareness, drive innovation, and inform intervention strategies and actions. This funding will support Columbia University’s scientific research to…

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners completed investment in US HealthConnect

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The FINANCIAL — Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), a Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced that they have completed an investment in US HealthConnect (“USHC” or the “Company”). MSCP is partnering with the current management team led by Frank Russomano, who will remain President and CEO and continue…

Morgan Stanley honored by 2020 MMI / Barron’s Industry Awards in 3 categories

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley announced that the Firm has been honored by the 2020 Money Management Institute (MMI)/Barron’s Industry Awards, receiving honors for innovation and stellar service in three categories, including Social Justice, Digital Innovation and Wealth Manager Platform of the Year. Since its inception, the annual MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards recognizes innovation and leadership in the…

World Bank prices €2 bln 30-year sustainable development bond

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (IBRD, Aaa/AAA) priced today a 30-year euro-denominated benchmark bond maturing in January 2051, raising EUR 2 billion from institutional investors around the globe to support the financing of its sustainable development activities. Credit Agricole CIB, Goldman Sachs International, and Morgan Stanley are the lead managers for the transaction. The…

Morgan Stanley released proprietary research

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The FINANCIAL — Shareworks by Morgan Stanley, a leading equity plan management platform and division of Morgan Stanley at Work, today released new proprietary research revealing that more private companies are digitizing their equity plans to help streamline the administrative burden, increase transparency and communication among employees. Despite the growing importance of equity compensation as…

Morgan Stanley donates additional $2.5 mln to hunger relief organizations globally

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley today announced a donation of $2.5 million to hunger relief organizations worldwide, equaling 25 million meals, as a result of its latest employee campaign: Move for Meals. From October 16-18, nearly 10,500 employees in more than 440 cities around the world participated in the Move for Meals Campaign, walking 250…

World Bank prices $6 bln 5-year Sustainable Development Bond

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The FINANCIAL — The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, Aaa/AAA) priced a global benchmark USD 6 billion Sustainable Development Bond maturing on October 28, 2025.           Very strong demand from global investors for the USD benchmark led to an orderbook of over USD 9 billion, with nearly 180 investor orders, anchored by…

Morgan Stanley issued $1 bln social bond to support affordable housing

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) announced the issuance of a $1 billion social bond to support affordable housing projects, the latest step in the Firm’s ongoing strategy to advance market-based solutions to address sustainability challenges. This issuance follows the inaugural green bond issued by Morgan Stanley in 2015, which supported various renewable energy and…

Morgan Stanley buys Barclays Global Stock and Rewards business

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley announced an agreement to migrate the Barclays Global Stock and Rewards business to Shareworks by Morgan Stanley (Shareworks). The deal is expected to bring approximately 40 new corporate clients to Shareworks, encompassing more than 140,000 stock plan employees. Barclays’ corporate stock plan clients have already been using Shareworks’ stock plan…

Eaton Vance to be acquired by Morgan Stanley

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The FINANCIAL — Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Morgan Stanley will acquire Eaton Vance, a leading provider of advanced investment strategies and wealth management solutions with over $500 billion in assets under management (AUM), for an equity value of approximately $7 billion.…