USA PATRIOT Act Notice

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT OR ESTABLISHING A NEW CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all U.S. financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each individual or legal entity that opens an account or establishes a customer relationship with Morgan Stanley. Federal law also requires all U.S. financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies the beneficial owners of a legal entity that opens an account or establishes a customer relationship.

What this means for you: If you enter into a new customer relationship with Morgan Stanley, the Firm will ask for your name, address, date of birth (as applicable) and other identification information. In addition, if you enter into a new customer relationship with Morgan Stanley on behalf of a legal entity, we will ask for the names, addresses, dates of birth and other identification information of the beneficial owners of the legal entity. This information will be used to verify your identity and, in the case of a legal entity customer, the identity of the beneficial owners. As appropriate, the Firm may, in its discretion, ask for additional documentation or information. If all required documentation or information is not provided, Morgan Stanley may be unable to open an account or establish a relationship with you.