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JAMES P. GORMAN '87
James P. Gorman is Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, a leading global financial services firm.
Mr. Gorman became CEO in January, 2010, and Chairman in January, 2012. He previously served since December, 2007 as Co-President of Morgan Stanley, and has also served as Co-Head of Corporate Strategy. He joined Morgan Stanley in February, 2006 as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Global Wealth Management Group (GWMG).
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch. From 2001 to 2005 he led the company’s US and, subsequently, global private client businesses. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 as Chief Marketing Officer and also served as head of Strategy and Research.
Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mr. Gorman was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co., where he was a member of the firm’s financial services practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gorman was an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.
Among his civic activities, Mr. Gorman serves on the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, the Monetary Authority of Singapore International Advisory Panel, the Business Council, the Financial Services Forum, and the boards of the Partnership for New York City and Institute of International Finance. He formerly co-chaired the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and served on the board and as Chairman (2006) of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in Washington, D.C.
Born in Australia (date of birth: July 14, 1958), Mr. Gorman earned a BA and law degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia University.
2014-2015 No Free Lunch Seminar Series
Larry Glosten, S. Sloan Colt Professor of Banking and International Finance, presents Are Markets Rigged?
2014 Financial Studies Conference
Videos and photos from our 2014 conference: "The Quest for Yield."
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December 17, 2014"Capital Structure in Major Corporations" video and photographs, featuring Martin Schroeter, CFO of IBM, and Professor Laurie Simon Hodrick, are now available
December 16, 2014The Fourth Annual Program for Financial Studies Conference was a great success. Videos and photographs of the event are now available
November 20, 2014The No Free Lunch November 18 recordings are now available
July 8, 2014If the recent New York Times article sparked your interest in James Gorman, watch this video of his keynote at our conference
January 16, 2013The No Free Lunch Seminar Series has been heralded as a best practice by BizEd magazine
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January 23, 2015Professor Charles Jones’ research on financial markets is cited by Forbes.com>
January 22, 2015Professor Suresh Sundaresan presented on Indian Banks at the South Asia Institute at Columbia University>
January 21, 2015Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning forecasts the market in the LA Times
December 15, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris' lecture at Georgetown University – School of Foreign Service in Qatar is featured by the Qatar Foundation
December 9, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Patricia Moraes spoke at the Brazil Opportunities Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil on December 2-4
November 19, 2014Professor Andrew Ang was the featured speaker at the CFA Society Toronto on November 5
October 31, 2014Professor Charles Calomiris discusses the outlook of the Federal Reserve on Bloomberg Businessweek
October 20, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Nicholas Galluccio comments on the banking sector on CNBC
October 16, 2014Professor Martin Oehmke discusses credit default swaps in Columbia Ideas at Work
October 14, 2014Professor Mark Broadie is mentioned in Golf Analytics
October 13, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Candace Browning discusses women's leadership in Young or Mature. BofA Empowers Women
October 8, 2014Professor Andrew Ang's pension research is cited in Chief Investment Officer
October 6, 2014Executive Advisory Board Member Christian Mariager will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 CBS MBA Alumni Society Anniversary in Frederiksburg, Denmark on November 1
October 1, 2014Professor Paul Glasserman will present Carnegie Mellon's 7th Nash Distinguished Lecture in Quantitative Finance in Pittsburgh, PA on October 6