FinanceAsia can exclusively reveal that the former taipan of Jardine Matheson, Alasdair Morrison is to join Morgan Stanley.
Morrison, who was ousted in a boardroom coup inspired by Jardines’ majority shareholder the Keswick Family in February, is initially to join Morgan Stanley as a managing director. However, the intention is that he will eventually succeed Jack Wadsworth, the firm’s long term Asia Chairman.
Morrison, who was a Jardine careerist, will be tossed into the hurly-burly of investment banking after a career in the more pedestrian Jardines, Hong Kong’s oldest and most famous company.
What does Morrison bring to the world’s top investment bank Certainly not...