Owen Thomas is retiring from Morgan Stanley, where he served as CEO of the firm's Asia Pacific business and chairman of Morgan Stanley Real Estate, according to an internal memo from Morgan Stanley President and CEO James Gorman.
Wei Christianson and William Strong were named co-CEOs of Morgan Stanley's Asia Pacific business. The company has no plans to fill the position of chairman of the real estate business, said spokesman Matt Burkhard; John Klopp and Olivier de Poulpiquet continue to lead that business as co-CEOs and co-chief investment officers.
Mr. Burkhard declined to comment on Mr. Thomas' future plans. Mr. Thomas couldn't immediately be reached for comment.