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Ex-Morgan Stanley Banker Is Leading the Charge Toward Boutiques

May Nasrallah is taking on financial goliaths in the Middle East.

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In the midst of the financial crisis, as bankers around the world worried about their fate, May Nasrallah made a bold decision.

Having reluctantly agreed five years earlier to a request by Morgan Stanley’s John Mack to move to Dubai and set up an investment-banking hub for the U.S. company, she decided to resign. Not because she wanted to do less in the region. She wanted to do more.