Deals of the Year: Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley’s deal to assume a large and troubled book of business from commodity risk management firm FCStone Group, helped to maintain market stability at a time when liquidity was already in the doldrums. In early 2009, Morgan Stanley was contacted by a consultant working for an undisclosed futures commission merchant (FCM) that was experiencing continued liability from a large customer account. The book in question was comprised of more than 450,000 open positions spread over hun

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