Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. is eyeing further expansion in the international private client market, even as the ink dries on its deal to buy the British asset manager Quilter Holdings Co.

“We will be looking to acquire similar advice-based franchises in Europe,” said Richard M. DeMartini, chairman and chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s international private client group. And the New York giant will look beyond Europe to Asia, with a particular eye on Japan, he said.

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