Thomas Allen joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has headed US Gaming & Lodging research since 2013. Institutional Investor magazine voted him an All-America Rising Star in 2013, and he is currently ranked Runner-Up. Thomas also received 5 out of 5 stars from Starmine for stock picking in 2017. He covered Gaming & Lodging from 2006 to 2009 as part of Celeste Brown's No. 2 II-ranked team. Thomas then covered Diversified Financials before becoming a lead analyst covering Business Services companies. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Thomas worked in capital markets at Bank of America. Thomas has a BA degree in economics from University of Pennsylvania.