Chris Van Aeken is chief executive officer of Bank Morgan Stanley AG, and head of products and services, international wealth management at Morgan Stanley, based in London.
He joined Morgan Stanley (London) in 1996 as an Equity Derivatives Trader after having worked at BZW (London) and KBC Bank (Brussels). In 1999, Chris became responsible for market risk management within the equity division.
From May 2000 until November 2001, he worked as product manager developing financial planning software for Customer Dialogue Systems, a Belgian technology company, now acquired by Accenture. He rejoined Morgan Stanley in early 2002 as the Head of Risk Management for International Global Wealth Management (GWM). In April 2006, he became Chief Operating Officer of the International GWM businesses. In 2007, he moved to Hong Kong to take on the role of Deputy Head of Private Wealth Management Asia.
Chris graduated from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) with Magna cum Laude degrees in Romance Languages (1985) and Applied Economics (1986). He also received an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago in 1987. He has published several articles on financial products and markets.