Morgan Stanley strengthens onshore India presence

The US investment bank starts trading as an RBI-approved primary dealer.

Morgan Stanley yesterday undertook its first transaction as a primary dealer in India after receiving its license over the weekend and announced that Manoj Kumar Swain will lead its primary dealership PD effort.

India's banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of India, granted the PD license to Morgan Stanley India Primary Dealer Private Limited MSIPD on Saturday. Broadly, primary dealers are allowed to underwrite primary issues of government securities, to provide broking services and to deal in government securities. Other foreign...

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