Morgan Stanley is one of the world's largest investment banks, with assets estimated at $65.5 billion. The company's activity covers three sectors: securities, assets management and finance organization.
After starting work in Russia in 1994, Morgan Stanley has often arranged Gazprom's eurobond loans. In February 2003, the bank assisted and co-managed the company's issue of book-entry bonds worth $1.75 billion, the largest ever in Russia.
Moreover, the bank was one of the organizers of Gazprom's issue of structured secured bonds totaling $1.25 billion in July 2004.