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Macro Insight
Bloomberg Markets Names Ruchir Sharma One of 50 Most Influential People
Investment Insight
This Top Mutual Fund Manager Seeks Stocks with Sharp Elbows

Capabilities Across the Asset Class Spectrum

Brexit Insights

Morgan Stanley Investment Management continues to follow market developments closely following the UK's vote to leave the European Union in the Referendum on 23 June 2016. In the event that you have any questions regarding the funds, or the positions in the funds, that you hold, please contact your MSIM representative.

MACRO INSIGHT
Brexit: A Systematic or Idiosyncratic Event?

The next few weeks are critical in determining whether the UK exit from the EU triggers a global systemic crisis, says Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Jim Caron.

MACRO INSIGHT
Brexit Passes, What Now?

Higher inflation, lower growth, a weaker currency and significant consequences in the EU and around the globe are expected, says Jacob Nell, Morgan Stanley's UK economist.

MACRO INSIGHT
Beyond Brexit

Andrew Harmstone, Portfolio Manager on our Global Multi-Asset team discussed the potential impact of Brexit on European markets.

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Brexit, while potentially a historic change to Britain's relationship with the rest of Europe, will not happen overnight.

Andrew Harmstone
Portfolio Manager,
Global Multi-Asset Team
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.

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.

VIDEO
Ruchir Sharma on CNN

Ruchir Sharma offers a system of ten 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.

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The world economy is fighting the friction generated by the 4Ds: deglobalization, depopulation, deleveraging and de-democratization.

Ruchir Sharma, author of
The Rise and Fall of Nations:
Forces of Change in a Post-Crisis World
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a New York Times Bestseller.
Private Real Estate Investing
Strategy
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.
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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.
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We believe that in the long run value prevails and research wins.

Global Fixed Income Team
Global Emerging Markets Equity
Manager Q&A
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.
Tales from the Emerging World
The Global Forces Behind Brexit
Jul 12, 2016
In this issue of Tales from the Emerging World, the team argues that Britain’s vote to leave the EU was driven by global forces, including slower growth and rising inequality, that may continue even as the shock of Brexit fades.
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
Global Market and Hedge Fund Commentary - 1Q 2016
May 01, 2016
AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team
Macro Insight
Cutting Through the Noise of Confusing Macro Data
May 31, 2016
Amay and Swanand discuss the implications of macro data on portfolio construction and their stock picking approach.


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With four decades of asset management experience, we offer a broad range of investment strategies and outcome-oriented solutions to help private and public pension plan fiduciaries outperform their benchmarks, implement asset/liability strategies, manage risk and address the unique needs of their plan's beneficiaries.

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