In 1993, Morgan Stanley became one of the first global investment banks to establish
a presence in China. Since that time, the Firm's strategy has been to build
a leading, fully integrated financial services firm in China.
With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai, and a regional
office in Hong Kong, the Firm provides a wide range of services to domestic
and international clients including financing, restructuring, M&A advisory,
research, fixed income and foreign exchange. Morgan Stanley's global and regional
private equity and real estate funds are also active in China.
Some of the firm's milestone's in China include:
- In 1995, Morgan Stanley together with China Construction Bank, founded
China International Capital Corp.(CICC), the first securities joint venture
- In 2006, Morgan Stanley became the first foreign bank to own a wholly-owned
commercial banking license in China, now called Morgan Stanley Bank International
- In 2008, the Firm announced the formation of a trust joint venture, Hangzhou
Industrial and Commercial Trust. In the same year, it partnered with Huaxin
Securities to form a fund management company, Morgan Stanley Huaxin Fund
- In May 2011, Morgan Stanley established a RMB private equity investment
management firm in Hangzhou.
- In June 2011, Morgan Stanley partnered with Huaxin Securities to launch
Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities.
- The Firm was also one of the first international investment banks to receive
government approval to invest on behalf of foreign clients in China through
the PRC's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) Program.
Morgan Stanley's highly regarded Asia and China economists and strategists
provide insights on the domestic economy and markets, offering clients local,
regional and global perspectives.