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Morgan Stanley Japan Investment Banking Head Nakamura to Retire

A Morgan Stanley veteran who has led the U.S. bank’s highly-ranked merger advisory team in Japan for more than a decade is retiring. 

Haruo Nakamura plans to leave the firm next year after having served as head of Japan investment banking since 2006, according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg News. He will also resign as Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.’s chief executive officer of investment banking, handing the job in March to Kensaku Bessho, the memo said. Morgan Stanley spokeswoman Mika Watanabe confirmed its contents.