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13 Total Lipper Award
Winners for 2019

13 Total Lipper Award
Winners for 2019

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
Meet our 2019 Award Winners
Morgan Stanley Investment Management's (MSIM) equity and fixed income funds continue to win recognition for delivering strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers.
FIXED INCOME
CLASS I: MPFIX

BEST CORE PLUS BOND FUND
For the 5-year period among 58 funds

FIXED INCOME
CLASS I: DINDX

BEST GLOBAL INCOME FUND
For the 10-year period among 29 funds

FIXED INCOME
CLASS I: MPLDX

BEST SHORT INVESTMENT-GRADE DEBT FUND
For the 5-year period among 73 funds

FIXED INCOME
CLASS I: MPFDX

BEST CORPORATE DEBT BBB-RATED FUND
For the 3-year and 5-year periods among 59 (3yr) and 58 (5yr) funds

FIXED INCOME
CLASS I: MTGDX

BEST U.S. MORTGAGE FUND
For the 5-year period among 29 funds

FIXED INCOME
CLASS I: USGDX

BEST GENERAL U.S. GOVERNMENT FUND
For the 3-year period among 20 funds

EQUITY
CLASS I: MGGIX
CLASS IS: MGTSX

BEST GLOBAL MULTI-CAP GROWTH FUND
For the 5-year (Class IS) and 10-year (Class I) periods among 48 (5yr) and 29 (10yr) funds

EQUITY
CLASS I: MFAIX

BEST INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CAP GROWTH FUND
For the 3-year and 5-year periods among 125 (3yr) and 110 (5yr) funds

EQUITY
CLASS IS: MCRTX

BEST MULTI-CAP GROWTH FUND
For the 5-year period among 132 funds

Source: Lipper as of November 30, 2018 for Class I and IS shares. Lipper Fund Awards are based upon risk adjusted return. It is possible for a Lipper Award winner to exhibit low or negative performance within a given period. Other share classes will vary and the Lipper awards should not be used as the sole basis for an investment decision. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Click on Learn More or fund names above for more details concerning Lipper awards.

*On February 11, 2019, the MS Multi Cap Growth Trust was renamed to the MS Insight Fund and there were no changes made to the investment objective.

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Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund
DINDX 
CUSIP: 616961405  
SHARE CLASS: I
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

290 Multisector Bond - 02/28/2019

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For complete information click here.

Market Outlook
4Q18 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities
Jan 23, 2019
Jim Caron reviews the fourth quarter of 2018 and shares his outlook on how cash may be dethroned as king in 2019.
Global Fixed Income Bulletin
Where To From Here?
Mar 20, 2019
Central banks becoming more dovish, U.S.-China relations and Brexit have left uncertainty hanging over the markets. Where will we go from here? The Global Fixed Income team shares their views.
Global Fixed Income Bulletin
Why It's Different This Time
Feb 20, 2019
2018 started with strong January performance, but the rest of the year was lackluster. Will 2019 be the same? The Global Fixed Income Team shares their view on why this year will be different.
Global Franchise Portfolio
MSFAX 
CUSIP: 61744J283  
SHARE CLASS: I
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

732 World Large Stock - 02/28/2019

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For complete information click here.

Global Equity Observer
When Management Gets “Strategic”
Mar 13, 2019
Find out why company management getting “strategic” is a red flag for the International Equity Team.
Sustainability Insight
Engage
Oct 12, 2018
The inaugural edition of Engage, the International Equity Team’s new semi-annual update on their ESG engagement activity.
Global Equity Observer
Not Out of the Woods Yet
Feb 20, 2019
January brought better news, but beware straying from the high-quality path, warns the International Equity Team’s Bruno Paulson – we’re not out of the woods yet.

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Global Concentrated Portfolio
MLNIX 
CUSIP: 61766J500  
SHARE CLASS: I
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

732 World Large Stock - 02/28/2019

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For complete information click here.

Media Appearance
Is a pullback possible? Sure
 
Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC to discuss market trends and a possible pullback.
Market Outlook
Applied Equity Advisors March 2019 Commentary
Mar 19, 2019
Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the March 2019 Monthly Commentary.
Investment Insight
Quantamental investing: The future is now
May 18, 2018
Applied Equity Advisors combines factor investing with stock-specific research. Tapping both sources of excess returns helps us achieve greater consistency of returns and avoid behavioral pitfalls.

In-depth Market Research

Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint
Secular Outlook for Bond Yields: Structurally Higher
 
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Secular Outlook for Bond Yields: Structurally Higher".
Market Outlook
Dysfunction Junction?
 
Counterproductive government policies across markets have weakened the global economy. Many started with sound intentions, some outlived their usefulness and all were exacerbated by the trade war.
Sustainability Insight
A Yield Focused ESG Approach
 
Can you incorporate ESG investing into a fixed income portfolio without giving up yield? The Global Fixed Income Team shares why they believe the answer is a resounding yes.

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