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We actively manage capital across public and private markets worldwide, working to create alpha for our portfolios and results for our clients. Our long-tenured professionals aim to provide unique market insights, single-sector and multi-asset strategies, and custom solutions.
Media Appearance
Ruchir Sharma on Barron's Cover - Wall Street’s New Global Thinker
Investment Insight
This Top Mutual Fund Manager Seeks Stocks with Sharp Elbows

Capabilities Across the Asset Class Spectrum

International Equity
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 Nic Sochovsky
Feb 17, 2016
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
Lessons Learned
William Lock, Head of the International Equity team, shares key lessons learned over 20 years of quality investing.
Private Real Estate Investing
Private Real Estate Strategy


Capability : Real Assets
Team : Private Real Estate Investing Team
Investment Insight
Real Estate Value Going Green
Mar 31, 2016
New green technology could boost asset values of US office buildings by as much as $35 billion.
Investment Insight
Investing in the Asian Century
By Private Real Estate Investing Research Team
The Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing Research team provides an analysis of the real estate investment opportunity in Asia by examining current regional and global market conditions and longer term secular trends.

We seek high-quality assets, irrespective of property type or location.

Private Real Estate Investing Team
Global Fixed Income
Investment Insight
The Changing Investment Climate
By Jim Caron
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
A Climate Change for Bonds
By Jim Caron, Marco Spaltro
Jim Caron and Marco Spaltro of the Global Fixed Income team make a case for thinking differently about fixed income allocation while in an environment of rising interest rates.

We believe that in the long run value prevails and research wins.

Global Fixed Income Team
Global Emerging Markets Equity
Investment Insight
Finding Growth in Emerging Markets
Ashutosh Sinha discusses why he believes some of the best growth is still to be found in the emerging markets, where his team finds it and how the ability to select carefully can make a difference.
Investment Insight
Emerging Markets: It’s How, Not When
Aug 25, 2016
While emerging market stocks are experiencing a revival, Ashutosh Sinha discusses how he seeks to weather the market’s booms and busts.
Macro Insight
Why Growth Matters in EM Now More Than Ever
By Jitania Kandhari and Steven Quattry
The global slowdown has not been kind to EM but, our Global Emerging Markets team thinks we may be nearing a turning point in the asset class and addresses three compelling questions.

In-depth Market Research

Macro Insight
Who’s Watching the Punch Bowl?
Sep 23, 2016
Low central bank credibility has created the potential for market volatility. The result could be a correction in mispriced bond yields, which would set a stronger foundation for future market gains.
Macro Insight
There Is No Alternative
Aug 26, 2016
The reconciliation between a fairly healthy global economy and negative real bond yields—caused by central banks maintaining QE so long—could cause the bond bubble to burst.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds

Our innovative products, market insights and investment solutions capabilities enable us to address the unique needs of Sovereign Wealth Funds around the world.

Insurance Companies

Effective partnership for the long term requires both indepth regulatory knowledge as well as specialist investment expertise. We favor a consultative approach, designed to meet the unique needs of insurance companies.


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