Executive Director and Head of Business Development – Diverse Asset Managers in Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investment Solutions
100WF Board Treasurer
Michelle is an Executive Director and Head of Business Development – Diverse Asset Managers in Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investment Solutions and is responsible for originating and supporting diverse asset managers on the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management platform. Previously, Michelle led the Alternative Investments Education initiative, where she provided portfolio construction guidance regarding Alternative Investments to Financial Advisors and their clients and facilitated business development across private equity, venture capital, private credit, private real estate and infrastructure. Michelle also was a senior investment due diligence analyst in the Wealth Management Global Investment Office, where she evaluated private market funds for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management platform. Michelle also has extensive business development experience in the asset management industry, with a focus on public and corporate pension plans, endowments and foundations.
In recognition of her professional accomplishments and contributions , Michelle was named as a Morgan Stanley MAKER in 2022, joining a highly distinguished group of women and men of accomplishment, all nominated by their peers. For Michelle, the MAKERS movement is “important because there’s still so much work to be done to uplift and empower women, not only in financial services but in all industries.”
As a recognized thought leader in the financial services industry, Ms. Morris has been a panelist for forums sponsored by the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives and the Money Management Institute.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Michelle held various positions at a large financial services firm in corporate M&A, private equity fundraising, institutional investment management sales and municipal finance banking. Michelle received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Michelle is a board member of 100 Women in Finance and Brightpoint Care, a subsidiary of Sun River Health.
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