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Morgan Stanley Names New CO-CEO For Asia-Pacific To Replace Retiring Chief

Vanessa Doctor

4 March 2014

, adds this new designation to his current duties as head of Morgan Stanley's institutional equities and private wealth management business in Asia (including Japan). He will partner with Christianson.

Prior to his previous role as co-head of Asia-Pacific investment banking and head of global capital markets, he was responsible for the company's Asia-Pacific merger and acquisition business and the communications and media group. Early in February 2014, Gokul was appointed to the global management committee. He is presently based in Hong Kong.

The company began aligning its private wealth management Asia business with its institutional securities group in early 2013. As part of that move, the PWM business, which refers to the ultra high net worth business based out of Hong Kong and Singapore, had started reporting to Laroia since March 2013.