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M. James Sandling

M. James (Jim) Sandling is retired after a twenty-one year career in fixed income research, trading and management; two years at Salomon Brothers and nineteen years at Morgan Stanley.

For thirteen of the years at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sandling was based in Tokyo, Japan, where he built the firm’s interest rate derivative and bond trading businesses throughout Asia. In 1999, he was appointed Co-Head of the Fixed Income Division (Far East) and a member of the Asian Executive Committee. Mr. Sandling returned to New York in 2003 assuming the role of Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Interest Rate business.

Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Sandling worked in Menlo Park, California for a consulting firm specializing in quantitative model building and research.

Mr. Sandling holds a Masters in Operations Research from Stanford University (’82) and Bachelors in Engineering from Vanderbilt University (’81). He was a member of the Vanderbilt Marching and Concert Bands and the Leland Stanford University “Marching” Band. 

Mr. Sandling and his wife, Jennifer, live in Rye, New York; they have four children. After taking a break from playing trumpet, he is once again studying and enjoys playing with the Rye Town Community Band in Port Chester.

Mr. Sandling is a proud supporter of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase, the Rye Arts Center, the Carver Center, the Ferndale High School Arts Program, Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall, Rye Country Day School, and Vanderbilt University.


Member and Immediate Past Chair, The PAC Advisory Council


Retired, Co Head Global Interest Rate, Morgan Stanley