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Chris Scott-Hansen

Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Leveraging Modern Risk Management Approaches to Position for Suitable Risk in any Market Environment

Today’s financial markets seem to change rapidly. Today’s volatile world churns with uncertainty. Adverse events such as rising inflation, the war in Ukraine and ongoing market volatility have changed the investing landscape. While this always has been true to some extent, politics, technology and even climate are multiplying the hazards now, in both number and degree. This makes understanding portfolio downside risk even more crucial for those active in the present financial marketplace. Whether you are incorporating alternative investments or more traditional investments viewing risks thru advanced data analysis and an enhanced lens can be powerful.


Chris Scott-Hansen is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management based in New York City. He is Head of Morgan Stanley’s Trading & Managed Solutions which includes business management over:

  • Equity & Options trading desks for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Fixed Income trading desks for the advisory business and E*TRADE
  • Unified Managed Account(UMA) and Separately Managed Account(SMA) Portfolio Management
  • Morgan Stanley Tax Services
  • Managed Advisory Portfolio Solutions(MAPS)
  • The Morgan Stanley Portfolio Risk Platform and overall Aladdin risk strategy for the firm

Chris previously headed up the Trust and Retirement divisions for Morgan Stanley which included individual retirement, business retirement, insurance, annuities, trust services, and financial planning.  Prior to his role in the retirement space, Chris spent 18 years in the advisory and asset management businesses. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Chris was a long only equity and multi-strategy portfolio manager with Legg Mason/ClearBridge Investments (formally Shearson/Smith Barney/Citigroup Asset Management). Chris earned a B.S. in Finance from Bryant University in Rhode Island.