Morgan Stanley Investment Management (“MSIM”) today announced the appointment of Dino Kos as Managing Director and Head of Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds (CB & SWF). Kos will be based in Hong Kong, reporting to Blair Pickerell, Head of MSIM Asia, and will be responsible for all aspects of MSIM’s CB & SWF coverage outside the U.S. He will also be responsible for coordination with Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities Group CB & SWF coverage team.
“Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds are a key strategic set of clients for both MSIM and the Firm,” commented Blair Pickerell. “Dino’s extensive experience in this market, combined with his proven leadership abilities, will enable him to make a significant contribution to the growth of our business as we further develop our Central Bank and Sovereign Wealth Fund capabilities. I am delighted that Dino is joining us.”
Kos joins MSIM from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was most recently Executive Vice President of the Markets Group, with responsibility for all the trading activity of the Federal Reserve including repo, government securities, foreign exchange and foreign reserves management. He was also responsible for managing $40 billion equivalent of euro and yen reserves.
“The increasing demand from Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds for tailored investment solutions is creating significant opportunities for those firms with a broad range of sophisticated investment management capabilities,” commented Dino Kos. “MSIM is one of those firms and I look forward to being part of a business that is positioned for strong growth.”
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Dino Kos Biography
1985-Present: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
• 2001-2006: Executive Vice President, Markets Group
• 1993-2000: Head of Foreign Exchange
• 1991-1992: Manager, International Surveillance Staff, Bank Supervision Group
• 1989-1991: Seconded to BIS, Switzerland
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