Even though Morgan Stanley’s board has said that it stands behind Philip Purcell as CEO, the group of dissidents calling for Purcell’s ouster is digging in for a long, protracted fight for control of the company.
The palace intrigue at Morgan Stanley continues—to the delight of the New York City-based financial journalism core. For days now, Morgan CEO Philip Purcell’s struggle to keep the helm of Morgan has been splashed across front pages of the major dailies.
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