Morgan Stanley has been active in the Middle East since the 1970s and established Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia in 2007 and started operations on 26th of May 2007. The combination of local market knowledge and international perspective and access enables the Firm to assist clients with a broad range of products and services in the region, including:
Sales and Trading
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia is a leading broker on the Saudi Stock Exchange with a dedicated team of equity sales personnel, sales traders and traders based in Riyadh, who service both global and local equity investors. We execute transactions in cash equity and equity-derivative products for global and local institutional clients. These products include cash equity shares, P-notes and Swaps . In addition, we take a global perspective on finding solutions for our clients, working across geographic boundaries to share macro insight as well as access to a wider range of products including Fixed Income, FX, Commodity and Credit.
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia was the first investment bank to successfully execute a Swap transaction on behalf of a non-resident foreign investor, giving qualified clients outside the Kingdom access to companies listed on the Tadawul.
Our track record, local market knowledge and presence uniquely positions us to help clients with both access and execution to the growing Saudi equities market.
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia's investment banking division devises and executes innovative, customized solutions and transactions for our clients' most challenging strategic issues. Our comprehensive domestic and international range of services include mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, takeover defenses as well as shareholder relations. We also originate, structure and execute public and private placement of a variety of securities: equities, investment-grade and non-investment-grade debt and related products. Morgan Stanley applies its extensive experience across global industries, regions and banking products to meet clients' short- and long-term strategic objectives.
By providing first-class advisory and corporate finance services, we have earned leading roles in historic transactions.
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia's investment management team offers global asset management products and services in equity, fixed income, liquidity and alternative investments to our clients. At Morgan Stanley we have a long and successful track record of meeting the needs of and serving clients in Saudi Arabia. The establishment of the investment management department in Saudi Arabia underscores our long term commitment to facilitating our clients in achieving their investment goals and objectives.
Globally, Morgan Stanley Investment Management manages approximately $400 billion in assets and has 40+ years of experience in managing multi-asset portfolios, with specific experience of Saudi institutional clients. In addition, our dedicated investment team based in Riyadh has developed a strong and successful track record in Saudi equities. For our investors, we have generated attractive investment returns through various discretionary portfolios as well as our flagship product, the Morgan Stanley Saudi Equity Fund, which was launched in Jan 2009.
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia is the fund management company of Morgan Stanley Saudi Equity Fund. Further information relating to this fund can be found at: www.morganstanleyistithmar.com.
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia is registered with the Capital Market Authority Saudi Arabia under license number 06044‐37 issued on 17 June 2007 and has a paid up capital of SAR 65,000,000
It is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley and its shareholders are:
Morgan Stanley Middle East Inc (99%)
MS. 10020 Inc (0.25%)
Morgan Stanley International Incorporated (0.25%)
Morgan Stanley International Holding Inc (0.25%)
MSL Incorporated (0.25%)
Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia is authorized to do the following licensed activities in Saudi Arabia