Chief Investment Officer, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Michael Wilson is chief investment officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley & Co. and chief US equity strategist for Morgan Stanley & Co. As CIO and chair of the Global Investment Committee, Mike is responsible for all the investment and asset allocation advice provided to the firm’s $2.1 trillion in retail client assets. Over the past 25 years, Mike has held various roles with increasing responsibilities, mostly within Morgan Stanley & Co.’s Institutional Securities Group. He started his career in 1989 in investment banking before transitioning to the Institutional Equities Division in 1995 where Mike created and managed the sector specialist team while serving as a technology sector specialist himself. In 2009, he became head of content distribution for North American institutional equities and then CIO for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in 2012. He was made chief US equity strategist and CIO for institutional securities in 2017. He is a regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg and is often quoted in popular financial publications such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and on various news wires. He is on the operating committees of the firm’s Wealth Management and Institutional Securities divisions. He is also a member of the Morgan Stanley Retirement Plan Investment Committee. Mike holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.