Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is the winner of the 2023 Silver Alexander Hamilton Award in Risk Management.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has become one of the largest firms in the industry by serving a broad client base. "Our clients range from small, self-directed investors, who interact with us through our E*TRADE  channel, to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and family offices who rely on our financial advisers for advice," says managing director Chris Scott-Hansen. "We are a leader in  institutional consulting through Graystone, and we have a workplace business that serves stock plans and their participants."

Every day, Morgan Stanley financial advisers are on the front lines providing the full range  of services, including investment advice and planning, banking, and lending. In the background, a risk organization provides governance. "They sit at the top and review down, to make sure policies, procedures, regulations, and laws are being adhered to," Scott-Hansen says. "Together with our financial advisers, they work to serve the best interests of our clients."

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Meg Waters

Meg Waters is the editor in chief of Treasury & Risk. She is the former editor in chief of BPM Magazine and the former managing editor of Business Finance.