Tom is responsible for Morgan Stanley’s transition efforts to alternative reference rates to replace LIBOR through the firm’s Global LIBOR Transition Steering Committee. This group, spanning ISG, Wealth Management and Investment Management, will ensure that all businesses and infrastructure organizations have a consistent set of Firm-level guidelines, their own transition plans and accountability for transition readiness before year-end 2021.
Tom most recently led the firm’s Global Business Continuity Management Organization, which is responsible for strategic planning and risk management for potential cyber and physical disruptions. He is a member of the firm’s Securities Operating Committee, Risk Management Committee and Asset/ Liability Management Committee.
Prior to being named Vice Chairman, Tom was the Global Head of the Bank Resource Management Division where he was responsible for the firm's secured funding, securities lending, global hedging and collateral management activities.
Beginning his career in the industry in 1977, Tom joined Morgan Stanley in 1986 and has been engaged in the Firm’s funding, collateral and hedging activities throughout his career at the firm. Based in New York, Tom has also completed multi-year assignments in Morgan Stanley’s London and Tokyo offices.
In April 2019, Tom was named Chair of the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) by the Federal Reserve Board. The ARRC is a group of private-market participants convened to help ensure a successful transition from USD LIBOR to a more robust reference rate.
Tom was appointed Chair of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee in October, 2018.
Tom served as Chair of the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) until May 2019. The TMPG is sponsored by the New York Federal Reserve and is an industry group committed to supporting the integrity and efficiency of the U.S. Treasury and Agency Mortgage Securities Markets.
Tom serves on the board of directors of International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA). Tom was appointed to the Alternative Reference Rate Committee, sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in 2014. Tom previously served on the Financial Research Advisory Committee to the US Treasury Office of Financial Research from 2012 to 2017.