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Roy Swan is a Managing Director and member of Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance team, where he is Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer of the Firm’s national bank subsidiaries, Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A., and Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association (MSPBNA). As CRA Officer, Roy sets investment targets and manages numerous activities required to achieve the Firm’s CRA objectives.
Before his current role, Roy was President and Chief Operating Officer of Morgan Stanley Trust (predecessor to MSPBNA). He was also a Corporate Treasury Risk Manager and Chair of Morgan Stanley banks’ New Product Approval Committees.
Roy joined Morgan Stanley from Carver Bancorp, Inc., a publicly-traded financial institution and the nation’s largest African-American managed bank. At Carver, Roy was elevated from the CEO’s Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary to Chief Financial Officer responsible for accounting, financial planning and reporting, IT, investor relations, and financial strategy.
Before Carver, Roy was a Corporate Vice President with Time Warner, where he was the CFO of Corporate Administration, Global Controller of Pensions and Benefits, and Head of Time Warner’s aviation operation. Earlier in his career, Roy was an investment banker with firms including The First Boston Corporation, Salomon Brothers, and Hambrecht & Quist/JPMorgan. Roy was also a corporate lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
From 1996-1998, Roy was the founding Chief Investment Officer of New York City’s Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (EZ), a Clinton Administration economic development initiative designed to revitalize distressed inner cities. At the EZ, Roy worked with the CEO to create the EZ’s $250 million investment fund. One notable EZ investment was Harlem USA, a landmark retail and entertainment complex featuring Sony/Magic Johnson Theaters.
Roy received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was an Editor on the Stanford Law Review.
Roy is Treasurer of the Partnership for After School Education, a current Trustee and former Treasurer of The Dalton School, and former Trustee of the Brick Church School.