When we sat down to consider which firm had made the most indelible impression on the MA landscape this year it didn't take us long to conclude it was Morgan Stanley.
And in conversations with some of the firm's less zealous competitors, they reluctantly agreed with our view. One rival head of MA was fairly confident that in a year where fee-cutting has been the norm, Morgan stood firm and has raked in far and away the biggest fee pool.
Indeed, from what we can glean it has been a record year for Morgan Stanley's MA team.
Run by veteran MA professional Harry Van...