Morgan Stanley's job cuts included a recently promoted MD in ECM
If you were promoted to managing director (MD) at an investment bank in the past two years, you might suppose that you'll be immune to this year's job cuts. Not necessarily.
Williamson, who joined Morgan Stanley from Investec in 2015, was promoted to managing director in January 2022. He described his role as, "advising corporates and sponsors on M&A, strategy and ECM activity."
Morgan Stanley declined to comment on Williamson's unexpected exit. Williamson didn't respond to a request to comment.
Morgan Stanley is cutting 3,000 people from across the bank. The cuts included Angus Millar, the head of UK ECM, and around 70 bankers in Europe, of whom around 10 were thought to be MDs.
Morgan Stanley's ECM revenues fell 22% year-on-year in the first quarter.
While Morgan Stanley is cutting staff, including in fixed income, it's also quietly hiring. In London, it recently added Tyler Hambleton in FX sales from Credit Suisse, for example.
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