Christopher Baxter

ERN (2013)

Investment Strategist

Morgan Stanely

New York, New York

Christopher is an investment strategist working on the portfolio analytics and cross-asset strategy team within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Research, where he is responsible for asset allocation, portfolio construction, and model delivery. Prior to his current role, he served as a research analyst rating closed-end funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Christopher began his career as a project manager at the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he oversaw a portfolio of commercial properties in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. He later worked in corporate strategy at Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle. Christopher began his career in financial services at the Royal Bank of Scotland in their sales & trading analyst program.

Christopher is the chair of the representation committee on Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s National Diversity and Inclusion Council, where he contributes to the firm’s strategic initiatives around diversity. He also serves as a Class Director for the full-time analyst program. Christopher regularly speaks at diversity events and believes that increasing diversity in financial services is the single most important thing that he can accomplish.

Christopher graduated with a bachelor's degree from Cornell University with a double major in natural resources and sociology. He also obtained his master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Merit Scholar and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellow. He served as a member of ELP's Board of Directors from 2020-2022.