< PrevNext > 45. Morgan Stanley New York Share 2018 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $90 millionConsolidated Global TMC: Amex GBTBTN estimates Morgan Stanley’s 2018 U.S.-booked air spend spiked by more than 40 percent over 2017 air spend. Full-year net revenue for the investment bank and financial services firm were a record $40.1 billion, compared with $37.9 billion the prior year. Morgan Stanley has been in buying mode since late last year and in early 2019 made its biggest acquisition since the 2008 financial crisis: employee stock plan management company Solium Capital for $900 million. The deal expanded Morgan Stanley’s wealth management portfolio to reach a broader small and midsize corporate client base; previously, it concentrated on a smaller cluster of Fortune 500 clients. According to Forbes, Morgan Stanley employs 60,348, up from an estimated 57,600 in 2017.