Morgan Stanley plans China research expansion

The US investment bank will beef up its team along with an increase of its A-share coverage.

Morgan Stanley is beefing up its China research team to meet the increasing need for coverage of A-shares and the Greater China markets.

The US investment bank will hire up to 20 associates and some vice president-level analysts in a mix of sectors, according to an internal email seen by FinanceAsia. However, no specific sector was mentioned.

Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley will expand its A-share coverage by 50% to 100% in the next 18 months, the memo said. It currently covers more than 300 A-share and H-share stocks.

There are 40 to 50 people in the China team, according to one source close...

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