Updated 01.23.2010


Summary: Under InvesGuard's data model, Morgan Stanley scores well on its Internal Control Environment. It needs to provide better disclosures on its Social and Environmental front. A few deficiencies are present in its Board of Directors and Senior Management section.


JMorgan Stanley has a fair Board of Directors and Senior Management score. It needs to improve its Board Effectiveness. Overstretched directors and a few links in its governance guidelines are the main anchors that weigh this score down.


Morgan Stanley’s Internal Control Environment under InvesGuard’s model appears to be fairly strong. A few weak areas including transactions between the company and its directors or employees continue to present challenges.


On the Social and Environment front, Morgan Stanley needs to provide more comprehensive information around key metrics in this area.


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Detailed Scorecard


Board Size: 14

Board of Directors Compensation($): $75,000- Annual retainer of fully vested Restricted Stock Units (RSU; Annual grants of equity awards worth $250,000.

Total Carbon Emissions(metric tons): 2008- not known; 2007- not known

Amount received in Government Bailout($): $10 Billion

Amount received in Government Bailout repaid($): $10 Billion (repaid on 6/17/2009)

Total CEO compensation for 2008($): $1.23 million

Chief Risk Officer: Kenneth M. deRegt

Changes in Chief Risk Officer over the past 2 years**: Once. Kenneth M.deRegt replaced Thomas Daula.

Tenure of Chief Risk Officer in this position: Kenneth M. deRegt was appointed in 2008.

** Why do we look at ‘Changes in Chief Risk Officer’?  Companies, where we observe quick changes to senior risk positions (in case of companies in the finance industry) are high on our ‘watch’ list.