Morgan Stanley is a securities dealer offering investment banking and direct capital-raising services, according to the company website. Morgan Stanley is not a direct investment; however, the company does offer investment products tied to the company’s name.
Wealth management advisors work directly for Morgan Stanley, and they offer clients money-management advice and tips, explains the company. As of 2015, the company offers clients mutual funds and direct investment opportunities through shares classified as Emerging Market Equity Funds and Global Liquidity Funds. Smaller companies that are subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley offer limited mutual funds with larger than average returns but greater exposure to risk, explains Morgan Stanley.