Samantha Schoen is the Co-Head of the North America Institutional Distribution Group for Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). She is based in New York, and joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 and has 19 years industry experience. Previously, she was the global head of consultant relations and head of North America institutional sales for MSIM, and co-chair of the global diversity council for MSIM. Prior to that, she was based in London for 12 years and was the co-head of MSIM’s international consultant relations team covering investment consultant clients in the U.K., Europe and Asia. Prior to that she was the retail investment product manager in the wealth management division of Suncorp, Australia, and practiced as a banking and finance lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jacques, Australia. Samantha received a B.Bus. with distinction in international business and a B.Law with honours from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, a Grad.Dip in applied finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Grad.Dip in legal practice from the College of Law, Sydney. She is also a qualified solicitor.