Dan Simkowitz is Head of Investment Management at Morgan Stanley. Dan serves on the Firm’s Operating Committee, the Firm’s Risk Committee and was the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Capital Commitment Committee (responsible for the allocation of capital, including bridge loans, to the Firm’s Investment Banking clients). Dan was most recently Co-Head of Global Capital Markets and during his tenure in Capital Markets, he managed equity, leverage finance, convertible bond and equity derivative businesses.
His client experience includes several of the largest IPOs in history; General Motors/U.S. Treasury, Alibaba, Facebook, Dupont/Conoco, KKR and Accenture. In addition, he has managed several of the largest bond and equity financings in history for Blackrock, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and Wells Fargo.
Dan was the lead capital markets partner for the Firm’s advisory and capital markets assignments for the U.S. Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve in 2008-2012 including the GM IPO (lead left), $25 BN+ Citigroup monetization (sole bookrunner) and the GSE and AIG restructurings (sole advisor).
Dan is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1990 and has worked in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York. Dan serves on the Internal Advisory Board for the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. He also serves on the boards of Single Stop USA, the National Corporate Theatre Fund and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center’s Leadership Council and Harvard University’s Committee on University Resources.