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Chris Van Aeken joins Morgan Stanley Smith Barney


Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has appointed Chris Van Aeken as head of international wealth management products and services.

Van Aeken will be responsible for defining and executing the wealth management products and services strategy in markets outside the US, including private banking, capital markets, managed investments and wealth planning.

Michael Armstrong, head of capital markets and international wealth management for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, says: “International wealth management represents an important growth opportunity where we are committing significant resources. Chris Van Aeken has broad operational experience across our wealth management and institutional businesses, and is the ideal person to lead the expansion of products and services to meet the unique needs of our international clients.”

A 12-year veteran of Morgan Stanley with over two decades of experience in the industry, Van Aeken has held a succession of leadership positions in wealth management, institutional securities, risk management, infrastructure, and strategy, serving most recently as chief operating officer in Asia for private wealth management.

He will relocate from Hong Kong to London in his new position.

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