Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Morgan Stanley Seeks to Increase Loans to 70% of Deposits

Morgan Stanley, which is set to receive another $57 billion of deposits from Citigroup Inc. as part of its Smith Barney purchase, plans to accelerate lending to put those funds to use. Morgan Stanley targets a loan-to-deposit ratio of about 70% in 2015, compared with about 55% last year, Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said that interest income has the highest incremental profit margin of any revenue in wealth management.

Morgan Stanley Seeks to Increase Loans to 70% of Deposits | Financial Planning

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