Research


Morgan Stanley Investment Research is one of the financial industry's dominant thought leaders in equity and fixed-income investing. Our analysts, economists, and strategists have earned this reputation through timely, in-depth analysis of companies, industries, markets, and the world’s economies. Our teams collaborate to assist Morgan Stanley clients with investment decisions, using cash and derivative instruments across major asset classes and geographies.

Global Footprint
Research teams are organized by country, region, and global industry to cover all major markets in Asia, Europe, EMEA, Japan, Latin America, and North America, with over 2,300 stocks under coverage.

Economics
Our economists not only forecast economic activity, inflation, interest and exchange rates but also provide daily insights into policy, economic, and political trends.

Investment Strategy
Working across equity and fixed income markets, the strategy team seeks significant market trends, themes, and investment strategies that lead to superior returns.

Company and Industry Research
Our research analysts deploy a variety of tools and resources to assess the investment outlook, including industry contacts, supplier and customer surveys, and public documents, as well as insights from Morgan Stanley analysts following other industries, regions, and asset classes. We look for inflection points that the market may be missing and use scenario analysis to identify future catalysts that will shape companies and industries and determine relative value.

Proprietary Modeling and Valuation
A proprietary analytic framework, ModelWare, underpins Morgan Stanley’s investment models, providing transparency and comparability to our global coverage universe. Our Open Research approach offers our investment views with a systematic calibration of risks and rewards.

Research Conflict Management Policies
Morgan Stanley Investment Research has adopted certain conflict management policies in connection with the preparation and publication of research. 

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