James P. Gorman
|James P. Gorman|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne (BA, LLB)
Columbia Business School (MBA)
|Title||Chairman & CEO of
James P. Gorman joined Morgan Stanley in February 2006 as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG). In October 2007, Gorman took on the additional role of Co-Head of Strategic Planning with Chief Financial Officer Colm Kelleher. In December 2007, he was named Co-President of Morgan Stanley, along with Walid Chammah, with the day-to-day responsibility for Wealth Management and Asset Management. In September 2009, it was announced he would become CEO of Morgan Stanley in January 2010. He also assumed the title of Chairman in January 2012 following the retirement of John J. Mack. Press reports indicate his compensation as Chairman and CEO was $9.75 million for 2012.
In 2009, he helped create the largest wealth management platform globally when he led the merger and integration of Morgan Stanley’s wealth management business with Citi’s Smith Barney business. Structured as a staggered acquisition, Morgan Stanley purchased the remainder of the joint venture in June 2013, and is a global leader in wealth management with over 16,000 financial advisors and $1.8 trillion in client assets.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in February 2006, Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch, including leading from 2001 to 2005 the company’s U.S. and, subsequently, global private client businesses. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as Chief Marketing Officer, and also served as head of Strategy and Research. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Gorman served as a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of the financial services practice, and as an attorney in Melbourne.
A native of Australia, Gorman attended Xavier College, and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, where he was a residential member and president of Newman College. In 1982 he joined law firm Phillips Fox and Masel (now DLA Phillips Fox) before heading to the United States to obtain an Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. While at Columbia he was a resident at International House of New York.
Among his civic activities, Mr. Gorman serves on the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Financial Services Forum, and the Boards of the Partnership for New York City and Institute of International Finance. He formerly co-chaired the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and served on the board and as Chairman (2006) of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in Washington, D.C..
Regarding bankers' pay and bonuses, Gorman argued in 2012 that the "world has changed", and that bankers must accept lower pay: "If you put your compensation in a one-year context to define your overall level of happiness, you have a problem which is much bigger than the job. If you're really unhappy, just leave. I mean, life's too short."
- , November 29, 2007. Accessed December 1, 2007. "Press Release: Walid Chammah and James Gorman Named Co-Presidents of Morgan Stanley"
- http://www.morganstanley.com/about/press/articles/5851.html Morgan Stanley press release, Nov 29, 2007
- The Age (2009). Melbourne-raised Gorman new chief of Morgan Stanley. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
- "New master of the universe: a straight-talking 'native of Australia'". The Australian. 12 September 2009.
- Patrick Clark (30 January 2012). "Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Lead Pay Cuts". Bloomberg. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
John J. Mack
|Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley