Morgan Stanley and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation form strategic alliance to provide stock plan solutions to Japanese cos

Maria Nikolova

The alliance will provide market leading stock plan administrative services to executives and employees of Japanese companies.

Morgan Stanley today announced a strategic alliance between Shareworks by Morgan Stanley and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. The alliance will provide stock plan administrative services to executives and employees of Japanese companies.

This alliance in Japan is set to accelerate the delivery of Morgan Stanley’s comprehensive end-to-end suite of workplace financial solutions, by providing compensation plan services that will maintain and strengthen the competitiveness of Japanese companies by meeting the needs of their employees. Morgan Stanley at Work, a suite of workplace financial solutions which help organizations maximize employee financial benefits, will also have the opportunity to provide Financial Wellness services to US participants of Japanese companies in recognition of the fact that financial stress is a leading concern of employees.

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation is one of Japan’s largest trust banks and a core member of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. which has had a strategic alliance with Morgan Stanley since 2009.

This alliance unerlines Morgan Stanley’s ambition to become a leader in providing financial solutions to companies and their employees.

Morgan Stanley acquired Solium Capital Inc. in May 2019 and the company was rebranded Shareworks by Morgan Stanley. Shareworks is a part of the Morgan Stanley at Work suite of financial solutions which also includes Retirement and Financial Wellness.

Morgan Stanley at Work combines cutting-edge planning and risk management software, Morgan Stanley intellectual capital and financial education delivered through multiple channels to enable employees to build a holistic plan to achieve their financial goals. Shareworks currently has offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Since acquisition, Morgan Stanley at Work has added more than 525 new corporate clients, including, Uber, Xero, Diageo, and Coca Cola European Partners.

In May, Morgan Stanley announced its plan to launch Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Canada, a full-service wealth management offering to complement the existing Shareworks by Morgan Stanley stock plan administrative services it provides to executives and employees who reside in Canada (subject to regulatory approval).

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