By Lauren Tara LaCapra
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's
In an interview on Monday, Hadden said he decided to leave after Morgan Stanley's management changed plans for the business, and after his former boss, Ken de Regt, left in May.
"The firm basically decided to adopt a different strategy in its rates business," Hadden said in an interview. "So, for me, I am very proud of the strategic course that I adopted and the resulting accomplishments that that strategy generated."
Hadden said he achieved "significant" profitability and market-share gains, and helped build a "culture of success" on the trading desk. He declined to say where he is heading.
Hadden joined Morgan Stanley from Goldman Sachs Group Inc
In June, Morgan Stanley Chief Executive James Gorman outlined aggressive targets for rates trading, identifying it as a low-return business that needed improvement.
Earlier this year, CME Group Inc
Reuters reported that Hadden had also been subject to an internal inquiry at Goldman and put on paid leave for about a year over a separate matter before joining Morgan Stanley.
Hadden's lawyer, James Benjamin, has said his client acted properly.
At Morgan Stanley, Hadden be will replaced by Mitchell Nadel and Jakob Horder, a source familiar with the matter said. Morgan Stanley announced their new roles in an internal memo.
Nadel joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 from Bank of America Corp
(Reporting by Lauren Tara LaCapra. Editing by Andre Grenon)