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Morgan Stanley Strategist Kitano Leaves After 3 Months

Hajime Kitano, the only Japan-based equity strategist at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., left last week after just over three months on the job.

Tokyo-based Morgan Stanley spokesman Natsuo Nishio confirmed the departure and that Kitano was the bank’s sole stocks strategist in Japan. Kitano started at the investment firm on May 1. Before that, he worked for JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 2006 until 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.