Morgan Stanley

Technology


We leverage engineering excellence and relentless innovation to build the connections and capabilities to power our firm and enable our clients and business teams to redefine markets and shape the future of our communities.

By The Numbers

What We Do

From low latency and algorithmic trading, complex risk calculations and big data analytics to digital and end-user solutions, sophisticated cyber defense and large-scale, global infrastructure management – we maximize our ~$4 billion in investment in technology and innovation to provide clients and business teams with a competitive edge, drive efficiencies, and deliver stable, resilient operations 24/7.

Powering our Market-Leading Platform

Our technology drives success, helping preserve our leading position in electronic equities trading. And we continue to invest in innovative solutions to digitize sales & trading, uncover cross-asset synergies, and harness big data analytics to deliver unique market insights to our clients.

Optimizing Tools & Insights for Our Clients

Technological innovation, including AI-driven advisory platforms, has allowed us to revolutionize our Wealth Management clients’ experience. We equip clients and their advisors with the tools and information they need to achieve their financial goals in an ever-changing marketplace.

Driving Productivity & Efficiency

Technology is the key to unlocking productivity across the firm, allowing our traders, bankers, financial advisors and sales teams to work faster and more efficiently. AI and machine learning, data analytics, and mobile and end user technologies let us optimize our processes front to back.

Upholding Stability & Resilience

Our global infrastructure has proven to be resilient and flexible, allowing us to handle the most unexpected and unprecedented market volatility and trading volumes, as well as enabling new ways of working and connecting with our colleagues and clients around the globe.

"We operate in a dynamic environment that changes by the minute, requiring an innovative technology platform that is built on robust planning, creative solutions and swift execution. Technology is no longer something that supports the business, it is at the core of our business."

— Rob Rooney, Head of Technology, Operations & Firm Resilience



Culture of Innovation

Innovation is deeply embedded in our firm’s DNA, giving us the agility and stability to perform in all market conditions to keep our firm and clients thriving. Our business is built on a foundation of technology successes and an environment that spurs creativity and collaboration on a global scale.

Nurturing Internal Innovation

Our dedicated Centers of Excellence drive the adoption of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, data and public cloud; together with our Innovation Office, Innovation Lab and our modern developer environment, they cultivate experimentation and accelerate the deployment of new technologies. 

Partnering with Tech Innovators

We build lasting partnerships with technology companies and venture capital firms, developing the connections and capabilities that help us thrive. This collaboration is core to our strategy and led by the Technology Business Development team. It allows us to stay nimble and capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Innovating for Our Communities

Our tech teams are passionate about giving back to our communities. We participate in code-for-good hackathons, build and secure tech infrastructure and applications for nonprofits, and foster STEM education and equal opportunity for students from early education through college.


Awards and Recognition

Fast Company

Top Workplace for Innovators

2019 and 2020

Banking Technology

Best Digital Initiative, 2020;

Best Use of IT in Treasury and Capital Markets, 2020

CIO 100

Recognized for driving digital business growth through technology innovation, 2020


Technical Excellence

The Morgan Stanley Technology Division is a powerhouse of world-class engineering that brings together diverse ideas, cultures and expertise. We serve our business with technology centers in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Our teams are comprised of developers, programmers, engineers, data scientists, physicists and mathematicians who bring to bear their extensive experience across industries, in government and academia - including prolific leaders such as Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++, and Distinguished Engineers recognized throughout the industry.

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