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Investment Insight
Market Implications of the First 100 Days: What’s Next?

We know the value of active management in today's market.

Global Emerging Markets Team
PROFILE
Ahead of The Herd

In a recent profile, Ruchir Sharma highlights how he developed a framework for identifying emerging-market winners.

INVESTMENT VIEW
Wall Street’s New Global Thinker

Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, is featured on the cover of Barron's discussing his original thinking around China, Russia as well as why the U.S., India and Germany are poised for growth.

INSIGHT
Economic Gears of A Disruptive World

Ruchir Sharma offers a system of 10 rules for distinguishing the good economies from the average and the ugly, in his new book The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in a Post-Crisis World.

Team Profile
Global Emerging Markets Team
The Global Emerging Markets team bases its investment philosophy on proprietary research that shows how both country-level and stock-specific factors can drive risks and returns in emerging markets.
Global Franchise Portfolio
MSFAX 
CUSIP: 61744J283  
SHARE CLASS: I
DAILY NAV
23.71 USD
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

709 World Large Stock - 04/30/2017

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

Manager Q & A
Q&A with Nic Sochovsky
Feb 17, 2017
Nic Sochovsky, a portfolio manager on the International Equity Team, discusses the team’s significant exposure to what they consider high-quality Consumer Staples.
Investment Insight
Quality Traits
Jun 30, 2016
High quality companies have the ability, and habit, of generating high and consistent returns on operating capital, which leads to strong free cash flow and the ability to compound over the long term.
Manager Q & A
Q&A with William Lock
Jan 31, 2017
William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
High Yield Portfolio
MSYIX 
CUSIP: 617440235  
SHARE CLASS: I
DAILY NAV
10.11 USD
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

599 High Yield Bond - 04/30/2017

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

Investment Insight
The Case for Middle Market High-Yield Investing
Feb 28, 2017
With the risk of potential rate hikes, investors are searching for the best place to be in the bond market. In this paper, Richard Lindquist highlights his belief that the answer is high yield, now more than ever.
Investment Insight
High Yield Bonds In Rising Rates
Dec 21, 2016
It’s high yield and not high quality that tends to perform better in the bond markets as rates start to rise.
Investment Insight
The Potential Advantages of High-Yield Middle Market Investing
 
In this video, Richard Lindquist highlights the potential competitive advantages middle-market issuers may offer investors over larger issuers within the high yield fixed income market.
Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund
DINDX 
CUSIP: 616961405  
SHARE CLASS: I
DAILY NAV
5.62 USD
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

308 World Bond - 04/30/2017

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

Macro Insight
Why Traditional Bond Strategies Aren’t the Portfolio Diversifiers They Used To Be
Jun 17, 2016
Portfolio manager Jim Caron explains how to use bond strategies differently to help achieve diversification in a balanced portfolio.
Investment Insight
The Changing Investment Climate
May 26, 2016
Investors need to account for a new risk as effects of QE fade. Risk premia, not fundamentals, are driving asset performance. Correlation risks thus rise making diversification harder to achieve.
Investment Insight
Fixed Income Investment Strategy for 2017
Dec 22, 2016
Jim Caron discusses why it is critical to have a balanced portfolio in 2017.
Global Opportunity Portfolio
MGGIX 
CUSIP: 61756E693  
SHARE CLASS: I
DAILY NAV
19.48 USD
MORNINGSTAR OVERALL RATING
  Share Class - I

709 World Large Stock - 04/30/2017

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

Investment Insight
Behind the Scenes with Kristian Heugh
Mar 01, 2016
Kristian Heugh defines the key differentiators and core values of his team’s investment process, focusing on competitive advantage and quality companies able to create value through growth.
Investment Insight
ESG and the Sustainability of Competitive Advantage
Jan 09, 2017
ESG factors are integral to assessing the quality of a company. A holistic approach to sustainability may help minimize risk events and identify opportunities characterized by competitive advantages.
Team Profile
Growth Team
The Growth team seeks capital appreciation by investing with a long-term ownership mindset and focusing on fundamental, bottom-up analysis across the market-cap spectrum and geographies.

In-depth Market Research

GLOBAL FIXED INCOME BULLETIN
Bright Skies in Q1, Some Clouds Ahead
Global Fixed Income Team
The team discusses its outlook for second-quarter 2017 and the Federal Reserve’s current strategy for interest rates.
Macro Insight
Will Schumpeter's Gale Clear the Air?
 
A wave of creative destruction is transforming the energy sector. The transition may position the 'environmental' component of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors as a significant driver of economic growth.
Investment Insight
High Yield Bonds In Rising Rates
Dec 21, 2016
It’s high yield and not high quality that tends to perform better in the bond markets as rates start to rise.

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