Morgan Stanley Investment Management Appoints Asia Pacific Business Head

Hong Kong —

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (“MSIM”) today announced the appointment of Tony Archer as a Managing Director and Head of MSIM’sAsia Pacific Business. Mr. Archer joins MSIM from Axa Rosenberg where he was most recently the Director for Australia and New Zealand, with responsibility for setting up the operations of AXA Rosenberg Asia Pacific.

Reporting to Michael Green, Head of MSIM’s International Business, Mr. Archer will have management responsibility for all MSIM’s existing sales, distribution, and operations activities in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, he will lead MSIM’s expansion into new markets in the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Michael Green said: “This is a strategically important appointment for us as we focus on the significant growth opportunities for our business in the Asia-Pacific region, and so I am delighted that Tony has agreed to take on this newly created role. His experience in growing businesses and his leadership capabilities will enable him to make a major contribution to our ongoing success in this area.”  Alasdair Morrison, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley Asia, said: “While Morgan Stanley is already a market leader in the investment banking and institutional securities businesses in the Asia Pacific region, there is a great opportunity for our asset management business to achieve a similar position, and in Tony we have the right person to lead that effort.”

Tony Archer added: “The increasing demand from clients in the region for innovative investment solutions, combined with Morgan Stanley’s outstanding global investment management capabilities, creates a significant opportunity for us to drive our business forward. I’m very much looking forward to contributing to the continued success of Morgan Stanley in Asia.”

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, investment management and credit services. With more than 600 offices in 28 countries, Morgan Stanley connects people, ideas and capital to help clients achieve their financial aspirations.

The firm's investment management division, with over 400 investment professionals around the world, manages assets in excess of $416 billion and offers wealth management services to a diverse client base which includes: governments, institutions, corporations, and individuals.