Laura Adams

Managing Director, CEO of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Canada & Head of Morgan Stanley Canada’s Institutional Distribution Business

Laura Adams, Managing Director, has spent just over 22 years at Morgan Stanley. She currently serves as CEO of MS Wealth Management Canada, as well as head of Morgan Stanley Canada’s Institutional Business including, Sales & Trading, Prime Brokerage, Equities, Credit, and Capital Markets. Laura was recognized as an outstanding woman executive in Morgan Stanley’s 2017 MAKERS class. Prior to this, Laura held senior roles with Morgan Stanley in Institutional Equities in New York City, and with American Management Systems as a Telecom strategy consultant in both Stockholm Sweden and Washington DC. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Georgia with a degree in International Business and Finance, competed as an NCAA All- American swimmer, and awarded NCAA Women of the Year award. She has completed post graduate studies at University of Toronto and Harvard. Laura is Past President of Canada’s Ticker Club, a member of the Toronto Club; she also sits on a number of boards: Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Canada, Morgan Stanley Canada Limited Board, TAS Design Build, and observes on the Quantum Valley Ideas Lab.