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Global Fixed Income Insights
2018 Emerging Markets Debt Outlook
 
The Emerging Markets Debt Team discusses their outlook for the 2018 and why there is a case for medium-term optimism.
Market Outlook
Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities
 
Jim Caron provides his outlook for 2018 and offers his insights into how the active management style of the Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund can take advantage of market trends.
Global Equity Observer
An Illusion of Liquidity
 
A liquidity crisis may cause pain but might also offer potential investment opportunities, says the International Equity Team’s Dirk Hoffmann-Becking.
Macro Insight
The Markets - A Review
 
Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses whether it is time to become more bearish in 2018.
 
 
 
 

Market Outlook

Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Apr 20, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his review of the first quarter of 2018 and his outlook on market opportunities.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Compounding Through the Noise 

Apr 16, 2018 

The International Equity Team welcomes the return of market volatility and suggests the relative certainty of high-quality companies doesn’t look expensive.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Goldilocks Meets the Three Bears 

Apr 13, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how January felt like Golidlock’s conditions for markets, but March brought the three bears of risk—trade war, rising short-term rates and FANG stocks.
 
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Market Outlook

A Convergence of Fortune 

Apr 06, 2018 

As the global economy continues to improve, emerging markets (EM) are converging with developed markets. In aggregate, we expect their reasonable valuations, healthy risk premiums and stable inflation to drive EM outperformance.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Regime Shift: The End of Free Money 

Mar 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Regime Shift: The End of Free Money.”
 
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Connecting the Dots

Portfolio Underperformance: Symptoms and Hacks 

Mar 28, 2018 

An inescapable fact of being a relative return fund manager is that performance is measured relative to a benchmark index. Our Indian Equity team reveal the tell-tale symptoms of underperformance and how to contend with it.
 
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Macro Insight

Indian Equity: An All-Weather Asset Class 

Mar 26, 2018 

India's economy is showing green shoots of recovery following the ambitious reforms of 2016-2017. We discuss why we believe this could be an opportune time to position in India.
 
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Investment Insight

Investing Overseas with Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team 

Mar 23, 2018 

The International Equity Team outlines their strategy for investing in developed foreign markets; combining High Quality Compounders with Value Opportunities.
 
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Investment Insight

Head to Head: Global Franchise and Global Quality 

Mar 21, 2018 

The International Equity Team’s Laura Bottega poses some topical questions about the team's Global Franchise and Global Quality Strategies to portfolio manager Bruno Paulson.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

An Illusion of Liquidity 

Mar 21, 2018 

A liquidity crisis may cause pain but might also offer potential investment opportunities, says the International Equity Team’s Dirk Hoffmann-Becking.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

It's Complicated… 

Mar 15, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how the current market is complicated and the ride is likely to be bumpier than last year, but they believe positive growth fundamentals will prevail.
 
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Media Appearance

Market Overreaction to Cohn's Exit 

Mar 08, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg to discuss what he sees as the markets overreaction to Gary Cohn's exit.
 
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Investment Insight

How to Think About Correlation Numbers: Long-Term Trends vs. Short-Term Noise 

Mar 07, 2018 

While long-term correlations between stocks and managed futures are close to zero, shorter-term correlations between the two can reach much higher values. It can be difficult to stay focused on long-term relationships amid statistical noise. However, if an investor maintains a long-term perspective, managed futures can be a valuable component of a well-diversified portfolio.
 
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Market Report

Emerging Markets Leaders ESG Report 

Mar 01, 2018 

The Global Emerging Markets Team describes how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are integrated into their investment process.
 
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Media Appearance

Powell’s Testimony and Where the Markets May Be Headed 

Feb 28, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg to discuss volatility, markets and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress.
 
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Market Outlook

Secular Stagnation: R.I.P. 

Feb 28, 2018 

The dramatic market correction in February confirmed the surprises we predicted in inflation and volatility. We assess what this might mean for the rest of 2018, as investors can expect continued global economic growth and the likely end of secular stagnation.
 
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February 2018 Commentary

Applied Equity Advisors February 2018 Monthly Commentary 

Feb 28, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the February 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - The Case for a U.S. Dollar Rally 

Feb 28, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "The Case for a U.S. Dollar Rally."
 
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Investment Insight

Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia 

Feb 20, 2018 

While alternative risk premia have existed for some time—and have long been used by hedge funds—they have only recently begun to be evaluated by a broad swath of investors. Given the growth of investor interest in this space, we thought it timely to share our insights on what constitutes effective due diligence.
 
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Investment Focus

AIP Hedge Fund Solutions – Quarterly Review and Outlook 

Feb 15, 2018 

Portfolio Advisor Patrick Reid reviews the performance of hedge fund strategies in the fourth quarter and 2017.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Finding a New Range and Speed of Adjustment 

Feb 14, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how the low-rate, low-volatility environment may be coming to an end and how the new range and speed of adjustment for yields may be key to market performance.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The Bull-Bear Tug-of-War 

Feb 13, 2018 

Following February’s market turbulence, the International Equity Team considers the ongoing tug-of-war between bulls citing global growth and bears arguing monetary policy and politics.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - A New Hope: From Stagnation to Growth in South Africa 

Jan 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “A New Hope: From Stagnation to Growth in South Africa”
 
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Manager Q & A

Buffetting Global Equity: taking Quality to the next level 

Jan 15, 2018 

William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
 
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2018 Mid-Month Market Commentary

Applied Equity Advisors January 2018 Mid-Month Market Commentary  

Jan 15, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the January 2018 Mid-Month Market Commentary.
 
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Connecting the Dots

The Futility of Asking "Where Is the Market Headed?" 

Jan 11, 2018 

Swanand believes India is one of the few places in the world that is a fertile ground for bottom-up work and has the potential to reward the patient stock picker.
 
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Market Outlook

Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jan 11, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his outlook for 2018 and offers his insights into how the active management style of the Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund can take advantage of market trends.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

2018 - A Focus on Alpha 

Jan 09, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team provides their outlook for global fixed income in 2018 and how a focus on alpha is likely to be a large driving force of performance.
 
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Market Outlook

An Emerging Markets Approach to ESG 

Jan 05, 2018 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses emerging markets (EM) and the approach they use to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their process for picking sustainable countries and companies to invest in.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jan 04, 2018 

Jim Caron discusses the difference between tightening and increasing interest rates with CNBC’s Rick Santelli.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors 2018 Equity Market Outlook Commentary  

Jan 02, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the 2018 Equity Market Outlook commentary.
 
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Investment Insight

Consider a Systematic Investment to Balance the Emotion in a Portfolio 

Jan 01, 2018 

The field of behavioral finance has shown that emotions and past experience play a role in our investment decisions. Even professional money managers are subject to emotional decision making and subconscious biases. Being aware of this and constructing mitigating safeguards is critical for both professional money management and individual investing. In this paper, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Managed Futures Team offers suggestions to help investors reduce emotionalism when investing.
 
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Market Outlook

The Markets - A Review 

Dec 31, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses whether it is time to become more bearish in 2018.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

2018: Eyes Wide Open 

Dec 31, 2017 

The International Equity Team reflects on 2017 and discusses why they will keep a close eye on risk in 2018, and why high-quality companies remain the best relative bet.
 
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Market Outlook

2018: Expect the Unexpected 

Dec 31, 2017 

Three possible surprises for investors are on our radar for 2018: a monetary policy surprise; an inflation surprise; and a volatility surprise. With the global economy running at full steam, the market may not be fully prepared for them.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - After Goldilocks in 2017, the Great Reversal in 2018? 

Dec 31, 2017 

MSIM's Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "After Goldilocks in 2017, the Great Reversal in 2018?"
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

2018 Emerging Markets Debt Outlook 

Dec 18, 2017 

The Emerging Markets Debt Team discusses their outlook for the 2018 and why there is a case for medium-term optimism.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

What Can Derail the Carry Trade? 

Dec 13, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how even though markets have run a long way, and future returns are likely to be more modest, the current environment is likely to continue in 2018.
 
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MARKET OUTLOOK

2018 Outlook - Is Goldilocks set to continue? 

Dec 13, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the European equity asset class in 2018.
 
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GLOBAL FIXED INCOME INSIGHTS

Navigating the 2018 Fixed Income Markets 

Dec 08, 2017 

Jim Caron reviews how politics, regulation and policy have become more dominant factors in driving asset prices, and how we may need a new way to value assets.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Fed and ECB Meetings: Consensus and 2019 Surprises 

Dec 08, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses the key takeaways from the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank recent meetings.
 
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Investment Insight

An Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia 

Dec 01, 2017 

In much the same way that long-only investors have considered “passive” investing as a way to adjust their exposures efficiently and to reduce cost, alternatives investors have begun to explore systematic and index-based solutions—such as “alternative risk premia”—as a way to achieve those same objectives. In this paper, we seek to introduce the concept of alternative risk premia, explain how investors can access them, and present the potential benefits and drawbacks associated with them.
 
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Market Outlook

The Markets - A Review 

Nov 30, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses fiscal policy and inflation trends within the European market landscape.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - China Cyclical Downturn in 2018 

Nov 30, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “China Cyclical Downturn in 2018."
 
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SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHT

Seeking Sustainability 

Nov 30, 2017 

William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
 
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Market Outlook

The Third Arrow: Governance 

Nov 30, 2017 

Behind the scenes, Japan’s corporate governance reform has been hitting the mark, leading to higher Return on Equity. Europe’s governance scores have also improved, while the U.S. shows some notable exceptions.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

A Quality Guide to Governance 

Nov 29, 2017 

The International Equity Team explains why capable company management is key, and why they believe good governance is even more important in high-quality companies.
 
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Media Appearance

IREI's In Focus video series - Tony Charles Discusses Asia Real Estate and its Opportunities  

Nov 08, 2017 

Global Head of Research and Strategy for Real Assets, Tony Charles takes part in IREI's In Focus video series and discusses Asia real estate and its opportunities
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Time to Be More Selective 

Nov 06, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how it may be time to be more selective in the fixed income markets and how security selection will be important.
 
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Investment Insight

5 Big Disruptive Trends Investors Should Watch 

Nov 03, 2017 

Interested in the long-term investment opportunities that might arise from disruption? Watch these emerging trends in the coming decade, says the MSIM Growth Team.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Canada’s Housing Becoming a Drag on the Economy 

Oct 31, 2017 

"MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Canada’s Housing Becoming a Drag on the Economy”.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Signs of Life in Tokyo? 

Oct 30, 2017 

With recovery in Japan underway, the International Equity Team asks whether the Japanese government’s efforts to bring about change offers investors high-quality opportunities today.
 
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Investment Insight

Outlook/Review: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Oct 27, 2017 

Jim Caron reviews the third quarter of 2017 and offers his insights into how the active management style of the Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund can take advantage of market trends.
 
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Market Outlook

Calm Before the Storm 

Oct 23, 2017 

A number of storm fronts are forming off the coast of what is otherwise a sunny economic environment, from rising rates to debt and politics. Investors need to have a plan for taking shelter.
 
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Market Outlook

Global Real Estate Trends and Opportunities 

Oct 11, 2017 

As the global macroeconomic landscape remains in a sweetspot, MSIM's Real Assets Research & Strategy team discusses current economic themes and structural trends at work, what impact on real estate they are having and what it all means for the real estate investor.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Our Approach on Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors 

Oct 04, 2017 

MSIM appreciates that ESG factors can impact long-term performance. With strong support from our Corporate Governance team, our managers incorporate a deep understanding of ESG into their analysis.
 
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Market Outlook

Emerging Markets: The Future Is Small 

Oct 02, 2017 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses emerging markets (EM) and the strategic advantages of investing in EM small caps; where it fits in a global allocation and the potential of dedicated managers to generate higher excess returns.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - The Fed’s Shifting Reaction Function 

Sep 30, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “The Fed’s Shifting Reaction Function.”
 
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Investment Insight

Are Managed Futures the Same as Hedge Funds? 

Sep 30, 2017 

Managed futures and hedge funds have been broadly available for 30 years and 20 years respectively. With these long track records, we can analyze the historical relationship between the two and use that information to integrate them into portfolios with confidence
 
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Investment Insight

Long-Term Conviction in a Short-Term World 

Sep 30, 2017 

By extending an academic study to global and international growth equities, the Global Opportunity Team shows that high active share portfolios have outperformed.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors Monthly Commentary 

Sep 30, 2017 

Andrew Slimmon from the Applied Equity Advisor’s Team discusses his thoughts and views in the latest commentary for September 2017
 
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Global Equity Observer

Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again - Avoiding Being Hit by Political Risk 

Sep 30, 2017 

In focusing on right-wing populism, are markets failing to notice the threat posed by the left? The International Equity Team explains their increased vigilance given political uncertainty.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Convertibles Outlook-Time To Buy Volatility Cheap? 

Sep 27, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income Team discusses current market volatility and how it may be time to consider buying volatility cheap through convertible bonds.
 
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Macro Insight

The Power of Compounders with William Lock 

Sep 27, 2017 

William Lock explains why he believes a company’s intangible assets are integral to achieving sustainably high returns.
 
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Macro Insight

It’s a MAD World 

Sep 22, 2017 

Despite the relative quiet in recent weeks, we expect the standoff between the U.S. and North Korea to escalate before it is resolved, and think it is prudent to put in defensive positions and reduce exposures to volatility and higher-risk areas.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Sep 21, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses the Federal Reserve's recent statement.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Bad Politics, Good Economies 

Sep 14, 2017 

The team discusses how with fundamentals and monetary policy stable, political noise has become the main source of market volatility.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

NAFTA Exit, Who Really Gets Hurt? 

Sep 14, 2017 

The Emerging Markets Debt team discusses their analysis of who really gets hurt if the U.S. exits the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Point of View: Government Shutdown vs. Debt Ceiling 

Sep 01, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses his point of view on the possible U.S. government shutdown and debt ceiling.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Reports of Inflation’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated 

Aug 31, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Reports of Inflation’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”.
 
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Global Equity Observer

Taking Stock 

Aug 31, 2017 

Playing the yin and yang of the risk-off/risk-on trade no longer seems to work. The International Equity Team explains why short-term price volatility may offer potential long-term opportunities.
 
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Connecting the Dots

What No One Told You About Passive Investing 

Aug 31, 2017 

Swanand and Amay explain why investing money in index-tracking ETFs may make one “penny wise and pound foolish".
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Autonomous Vehicles 

Aug 31, 2017 

The Growth Team researches autonomous vehicles, which use a suite of sensors, actuators and a central computer to "perceive" the environment and automate the driving process. This technology could change our conception of personal transportation.
 
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Macro Insight

I Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me 

Aug 17, 2017 

Data privacy and security, within the Social pillar of ESG concerns, can translate into tangible value as the fast-evolving cyber-environment disrupts industries and creates opportunities worldwide.
 
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Investment Insight

Dennis Lynch: "4 Growth Stocks That Will Own the Future" 

Aug 15, 2017 

Dennis Lynch, Head of Growth Investing at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, recently sat down with Barron's to discuss his bottom-up market view and why he isn't concerned with the short-term.
 
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Governance Factors 

Aug 11, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone and Christian Goldsmith talk about how evaluating companies in terms of governance can help identify risks.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

What Could Break the Calm in the Markets? 

Aug 11, 2017 

The team discusses current monetary policy, the impending end of its accommodative stance and the role of central banks in this environment.
 
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Market Outlook

2017 Mid-Year Commercial Real Estate Outlook for Asia Pacific 

Aug 08, 2017 

As Asia Pacific’s economy is gaining momentum, the Real Assets Research & Strategy team examine the region’s macroeconomic environment, its growth drivers and what this means for Asian commercial real estate and investors.
 
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Macro Insight

Environmental Factors 

Aug 01, 2017 

An entire industry’s demise was attributable to breaches of environmental standards, says Andrew Harmstone.
 
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Macro Insight

GMA View Point - The Bull Case for Sterling 

Jul 31, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “The Bull Case for Sterling”.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Tobacco: Smoke Without Fire 

Jul 31, 2017 

Tobacco has long been a steady compounder, even in the face of regulatory pressure. In this piece, the International Equity Team discusses what the FDA’s latest announcement may mean for the industry.
 
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Macro Insight

A Midsummer Night's Illusion 

Jul 31, 2017 

This summer, investors briefly fell in love with the bond market, enchanted by a misunderstanding of the relationship between growth, inflation, productivity and wage growth.
 
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Market Outlook

Outlook and Review of Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jul 28, 2017 

Jim Caron reviews the first half of 2017 and offers his insights into how the active management style of the Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund can take advantage of trends in the second half of the year.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Jul 27, 2017 

Jim Caron examines market reaction to the Federal Reserve’s take on inflation in its June statement.
 
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Announcement

Sustainable Investing Council 

Jul 18, 2017 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, today announced an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to sustainable investing with the launch of the Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council.
 
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Sustainability Insight

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) track record: A differentiator among companies  

Jul 17, 2017 

Christian Goldsmith talks about how companies’ reputations, risk profiles and returns are influenced by their track records in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Central Banks Talk Normalization 

Jul 13, 2017 

The team discusses the first half of 2017 and how central bank policies to remove accommodation will play a role in the second half of 2017.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Incorporating ESG factors into the GBaR process 

Jul 10, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone and Christian Goldsmith discuss why ESG factors now play a prominent role in their investment process.
 
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Macro Insight

Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint - What Comes After Australia’s Housing Boom?  

Jun 30, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “What Comes After Australia’s Housing Boom?”
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Amazonians at the gate? 

Jun 30, 2017 

The International Equity Team discusses how the move of a well-known online retailer into grocery may impact Staples companies and the importance of investing in those companies considered to be less vulnerable to disruption.
 
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Macro Insight

Opportunities and Risks 

Jun 23, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone shares his views on key opportunities and risks across equities, bonds, emerging markets and oil-producing nations.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jun 19, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses pricing risk, tightening cycles and the yield curve with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
 
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Macro Insight

Political Risks: A Tale of Two Cities 

Jun 15, 2017 

Comparing presidential turmoil in the U.S. and Brazil, we find political risks can trigger extreme short-term volatility. Whether this is an opportunity or a risk depends on the health of the economy.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Jun 15, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses how emerging markets fixed income has winning characteristics for the current market environment.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Where Has the Volatility Gone 

Jun 15, 2017 

The team discusses its outlook for third-quarter 2017 and how politics continue to be a distraction rather than a problem.
 
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Macro Insight

Japan: Major exporter to large economies 

Jun 12, 2017 

The world’s third largest economy is fundamentally dependent on the world’s two largest – U.S. and China. Oil prices play a role, too.
 
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Investment Insight

Fishing for Stocks in China 

Jun 09, 2017 

Our location in Hong Kong gives us a unique perspective on the risks and opportunities of investing in China, a market we believe is ripe with opportunity for bottom-up stock picking, particularly in the consumer, internet, healthcare and education industries.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Point of View: The Volatility Politic 

Jun 07, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses his point of view on the volatility politic and why it is important to trade the noise, but invest with the fundamentals.
 
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Macro Insight

Consider High Yield, Emerging Market Debt 

Jun 02, 2017 

Where can investors find yields that keep pace with inflation? Andrew Harmstone has some specific suggestions.
 
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Macro Insight

Emerging Markets: Benefiting from Global Growth 

Jun 01, 2017 

Prospects for emerging markets vary, says Andrew Harmstone. Considerations include their reliance on manufacturing vs. raw materials and, importantly, whether or not they are tied to the U.S. dollar.
 
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Global Equity Observer

Information Technology: Winners and Losers 

May 31, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s International Equity team discusses potential winners and losers within Information Technology, and why Software and Services is an interesting source of high-quality compounders.
 
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Media Appearance

Rui De Figueiredo in Pensions & Investments: Multi-Asset Investing  

May 19, 2017 

Rui De Figueiredo, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Head of the Solutions & Multi-Asset Group, shares his views in the P&I Multi-Asset Investing Supplement
 
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Macro Insight

Weaning the Global Economy Off Stimulus 

May 19, 2017 

The era of quantitative easing (QE) – the life support offered by central banks since 2008 – may soon come to an end.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Rui de Figueiredo on Bloomberg TV – Volatility Picking Up  

May 18, 2017 

Rui De Figueiredo, Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer of the Solutions & Multi-Asset Group for Investment Management appeared on Bloomberg TV and discussed market volatility, equity valuations and his investment strategy.
 
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Macro Insight

Jim Caron on Bloomberg Radio 

May 11, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses his views on the current low volatility environment.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Moving Past the French Election 

May 10, 2017 

The team discusses the recent French elections as well as proposed tax plan and regulatory changes in the U.S.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

The Value of Predictability 

Apr 30, 2017 

Consumer Staples has always been a core part of the team’s portfolios, but life has become more complex in Staples-land. The International Equity Team explains why predictability has value in this uncertain world.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Machine Learning 

Apr 28, 2017 

The Growth Team examines machine learning, a new way to train computer systems to generate useful insights from data sets and apply those insights to new situations. This form of artificial intelligence has the potential to breed new industries and create efficiencies in existing ones.
 
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Investment Insight

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

Apr 26, 2017 

As the Trump Administration approaches the 100-day milestone, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s senior investment leaders discuss how the President’s policy agenda is affecting their outlook on global equity, fixed income and listed infrastructure markets.
 
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Macro Insight

Quality Companies in Today’s Market Environment  

Apr 25, 2017 

Bruno Paulson explains why consumer staples performance is more about earnings than interest rates.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Will Schumpeter's Gale Clear the Air? 

Apr 17, 2017 

A wave of creative destruction is transforming the energy sector. The transition may position the 'environmental' component of ESG factors as a significant driver of economic growth.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: CRISPR 

Jan 25, 2017 

The Growth Team analyzes clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), a new tool for genetic research that allows scientists to locate specific segments of DNA and then replace or delete those segments. For investors, it has the potential to birth new industries and disrupt existing medical treatments.
 
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Sustainability 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.
 
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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.
 
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Video

Global Opportunity: 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.
 
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Investment View

Q&A with Nic Sochovsky 

Dec 29, 2015 

Nic Sochovsky, a portfolio manager on the International Equity Team, discusses the team’s significant exposure to what they consider high-quality Consumer Staples.
 
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Investment Insight

Chicago Parking Meters' Smart Technology System 

Dec 02, 2015 

Operational improvements by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, including state-of-the-art technology, made the Chicago on-street parking system number one in the world.
 
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Investment Insight

The Creation of Madrileña Red de Gas 

Dec 02, 2015 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners carved out part of an existing utility to create the first standalone gas distribution in Spain, then grew the company to be the third largest in the country.
 
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Investment Insight

Creating Value at a Regulated Asset: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline 

Dec 02, 2015 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners worked with Southern Star management to take a strategic approach to growing the business within its regulatory parameters.
 
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