Morgan Stanley’s leading worldwide executive to step down

Morgan Stanley’s leading worldwide executive, Franck Petitgas, is retiring from the Wall Street bank after a 30-year profession in capital markets and financial investment banking.

Petitgas — born in France and 61-years old — revealed his choice internally on Monday, according to a memo from president James Gorman seen by the Financial Times. However, he will stay a senior consultant to the bank and continue to represent it at occasions such as the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The memo, likewise sent out by co-president Ted Pick, explained Petitgas as “a world class professional” and a “trusted adviser to both of us as we navigate the complexities of a global business and client base”.

He signed up with Morgan Stanley in 1993 in New York and worked his method as much as run the capital markets department, and eventually manage all the bank’s organizations outside the United States from London.

Petitgas contributed in structure Morgan Stanley’s rewarding relationship with the world’s biggest oil exporter, Saudi Aramco, which raised $25.6bn on the planet’s most significant going public in 2019, along with listings for Swedish personal equity company EQT and France’s Antin Infrastructure Partners.

Other prominent customers consisted of Franco-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi and his Altice financial investment automobile, which is the biggest investor in UK telecoms business BT.

Once thought about amongst a group of possible prospects to be successful Gorman as president, numerous of Morgan Stanley’s magnates have actually left in the last few years, consisting of Colm Kelleher who went on to end up being chair of UBS. This year Gorman stated he had no strategies to step down quickly.

Whilst retiring from his executive function, Petitgas wanted to work as a federal government consultant or use up a non-executive or board function, stated an individual acquainted with his thinking.

Petitgas likewise had a profile beyond financing. He constructed a big art collection and is the owner of the historical Manor of Bosham, that includes numerous the moorings in the UK’s Chichester Harbour.

Buying the manor entitled him to the title Lord, which he referenced in his twitter manage, @boshammanor. Petitgas is likewise chair of the Tate structure, a charitable trust, and has actually gotten the Légion d’honneur, France’s greatest civil and military award.


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