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Our Core Values

Since our founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has consistently delivered first-class business in a first-class way. Underpinning all that we do are five core values.

Long-term and enduring success lies in having a strong culture and talented employees who live our values. At Morgan Stanley, our culture guides our employees, and our values inform everything we do.
James P. Gorman Executive Chairman


Do the Right Thing


Act with integrity

Think like an owner to create long-term shareholder value

Value and reward honesty and character


Put Clients First


Keep the client's interests first

Work with colleagues to deliver the best of the Firm to every client

Listen to what the client is saying and needs


Lead with Exceptional Ideas


Win by breaking new ground

Leverage different perspectives to gain new insight

Drive innovation

Be vigilant about what we can do better


Commit to Diversity & Inclusion


Value individual and cultural differences as a defining strength

Champion an environment where all employees feel a sense of belonging—are heard, seen and respected

Expect everyone to challenge behavior counter to our culture of inclusion

Attract, develop and retain talent reflecting the full diversity of society


Give Back


Serve our communities generously with our expertise, time and money

Build a better firm for the future by contributing to our culture

Develop our talent through mentoring and sponsorship