Violation Tracker Individual Record

Morgan Stanley
Current Parent Company: 
Morgan Stanley
February 11, 2016
Offense Group: 
financial offenses
Primary Offense: 
toxic securities abuses
Violation Description: 

The New York Attorney General announced a $550 million settlement with Morgan Stanley to resolve allegations of deceptive practices in the marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities in the period leading up to the financial crisis. This was announced at the same time that the federal government announced a $2.6 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley on the same issue; see the Violation Tracker entry at

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
New York Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
New York
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
financial services
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.