Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) announced today that Stu Hendel will rejoin the Firm as Global Head of Prime Brokerage. He will be based in New York and report to Rich Portogallo, Head of the U.S. Equity Division and Global Equity Financing Services.
In this role, Mr. Hendel, 48, will oversee the Firm's global prime brokerage business focusing on growing Morgan Stanley's market leading franchise and meeting the evolving needs of clients. Mr. Hendel will also work closely with senior management in the Equities and Fixed Income divisions on defining and executing strategic direction for the group.
"We are delighted that Stu Hendel has chosen to return to Morgan Stanley," said Jerker Johansson, Global Head of Equities and Co-Head of Institutional Sales and Trading at Morgan Stanley. "Stu had been instrumental in helping to build our prime brokerage business into the recognized market leader today. His experience and skill make him perfectly suited to continue our momentum in this business."
Mr. Hendel rejoins Morgan Stanley from Eton Park, where he served as the Chief Operating Officer since that firm was organized in 2004.
"Stu's innovation, content, passion and recent experience at one of the world's most respected alternative investment firms will only further serve to reinforce our commitment to our clients and our staff," said Rich Portogallo. "We are thrilled to have him back."
Prior to joining Eton Park, Mr. Hendel spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley. He held a number of senior management positions in Prime Brokerage from 1993 to 2004, most recently serving as Co-Head of U.S. Prime Brokerage. Prior to that, Mr. Hendel worked in the legal division of Morgan Stanley from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Hendel received his J.D. from Cornell Law School 1983 where he served as business manager of the Law Review. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1980. Mr. Hendel will rejoin Morgan Stanley in early 2007.
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