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A World of Fixed Income Opportunities 

07-Aug-2019 

The U.S. fixed income market is less than half of the global fixed income market. Chris Roth of the Global Fixed Income Team discusses the importance of considering international fixed income investments.
 

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Macro Insight

Equity Market Commentary 

05-Aug-2019 

Why were recent stock markets at all-time highs? Andrew Slimmon details the underpinnings of those markets and his outlook on what's next.
 

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Market Pulse

A Fed Mistake? 

01-Aug-2019 

The Fed may have made a mistake in deciding to cut rates by only 25bps. Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views.
 

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Makro-Einblicke

Chancen am Markt der A-Shares  

26-Jul-2019 

Die Aufnahme chinesischer A-Shares in die globalen MSCI-Indizes wird zweifellos die Aufmerksamkeit der Investoren auf diese Papiere lenken. Das Global Emerging Markets Team erörtert die Chancen in diesem riesigen und größtenteils unbekannten Segment der komplexen chinesischen Märkte.
 

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Macro Insight

Why Invest Internationally: A Conversation 

25-Jul-2019 

Should you be considering markets outside of the U.S.? Our professionals review the opportunities and challenges of international diversification.
 

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Market Pulse

Expect the Unexpected from the ECB 

25-Jul-2019 

The ECB changes course and gets ready to announce a package of easing measures. The Global Fixed Income team shares their views on what’s to come.
 

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Press Release

Presidio Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Assets From Apache Corporation in Partnership With Morgan Stanley Energy Partners 

23-Jul-2019 

Presidio Investment Holdings LLC announced today that it has completed its acquisition of all the oil and natural gas producing properties in the western Anadarko Basin of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas from Apache Corporation and its affiliates (NYSE: APA). Presidio Petroleum is a portfolio company majority owned by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, the energy private equity business of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
 

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Market Outlook

2Q19 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

19-Jul-2019 

We see a positive second half of the year for fixed income, with mortgages as our favorite area of opportunity. Jim Caron shares his views.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Wiederherstellung von Wettbewerbsvorteilen im digitalen Zeitalter 

19-Jul-2019 

Wer ist Klassenbester, wenn Basiskonsumgüterunternehmen wieder die Schulbank drücken? Das International Equity Team zur Marktführerschaft im digitalen Zeitalter.
 

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Macro Insight

VIDEO: An Holistic Approach to the World’s Water Woes 

18-Jul-2019 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 

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Makro-Einblicke

Ein ganzheitlicher Ansatz für den Wassermangel der Welt 

18-Jul-2019 

Wir analysieren die Beziehungen zwischen den Wasserproblemen der Welt, veranschaulichen die Auswirkungen der Wasserknappheit auf wichtige Branchen und fordern Anleger auf, bei ihren Anlageentscheidungen die Wasserversorgung zu berücksichtigen.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Central Banks Poised to Keep the Expansion Rolling 

17-Jul-2019 

Central Banks seem poised to do all in their power to keep the expansion rolling. The Global Fixed Income team shares their review of the first half of 2019 and their outlook for the second half.
 

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Market Outlook

Isn’t the Stock Market a Forward Predictor? 

16-Jul-2019 

The stock market is hovering around its all-time high, yet investor bullishness is surprisingly low. Andrew Slimmon argues that the stock market is a forward predictor, and that despite a summer correction, the S&P 500 will be well above 3,000 by year end.
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

European and Japanese investors: Consider not fully hedging your USD exposure 

12-Jul-2019 

Europe- and Japan-based investors typically hedge all USD exposure, but is this the best practice? The Emerging Markets Debt Team shares why they believe it may not be.
 

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Market Pulse

Global Factors Impacting the Fed's Rate Policy 

11-Jul-2019 

The Fed could cut rates by 50 basis points this month rather than the expected 25. Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views on why this could happen.
 

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Market Outlook

Correction Ahead? Why That May Be Good News for Investors 

09-Jul-2019 

With volatility at low levels this rally, investors shouldn't be surprised by a summer sell-off. Even so, the outlook long-term is still positive. Here's why.
 

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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital Announces Agreement to Sell DocuWare GmbH 

08-Jul-2019 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their interest in DocuWare GmbH, a leading global provider of content services software, to Ricoh (TYO:7752). Expansion Capital invested in Founder-backed Docuware in June 2012 in a transaction designed to accelerate Docuware’s growth, recapitalize select holders and position the company for future growth.
 

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Connecting the Dots

Why Is Popcorn So Expensive at the Movies? 

01-Jul-2019 

In this article, Swanand Kelkar discusses the steep pricing of popcorn sold at multiplexes and looks at the issue through a broader lens than just how much it usually costs versus how much it is sold for at cinemas.
 

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Market Pulse

U.S.-China Talks at G20 Go Slightly Better than Expected 

01-Jul-2019 

U.S.-China trade talks at the G20 went better than expected. What does this mean for your portfolio? Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his investment strategy.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: The Bull Case for the U.S. Health Care Sector  

30-Jun-2019 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “The Bull Case for the U.S. Health Care Sector ".
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Déjà vu...Maybe Not 

25-Jun-2019 

Fixed income markets are behaving a lot like last year. Is this déjà vu? We don’t think so. The key difference is that the Fed is in play and can cut rates. The Global Fixed Income Team shares their view.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Reise ins Ungewisse 

25-Jun-2019 

Reise ins Ungewisse: Das International Equity Team über Politik, Gewinne und Preissetzungsmacht.
 

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Market Pulse

Cashing in on Fed ‘Insurance’ Rate Cuts 

24-Jun-2019 

With rate cuts mostly priced into the market, Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his investment strategy for the remainder of the year.
 

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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Project Management Academy 

18-Jun-2019 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), announced today that they have completed an investment in Project Management Academy, a leading provider of training and exam preparation services for project management professionals. MSCP is partnering with the current CEO, Jason Cassidy, and the rest of the management team, who will remain in place and retain an equity stake in the business.
 

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Market Pulse

Volatility May Rise as Prices Decipher the Fed 

18-Jun-2019 

Will the Fed cut rates soon? The market seems to think so, but the Fed doesn’t seem so inclined. Jim Caron shares his views and opportunities that may be flying under the radar.
 

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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Ovation Fertility 

17-Jun-2019 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Ovation Fertility. MSCP partnered with the current management team and physician shareholders, led by Nate Snyder, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic and acquisitive growth.
 

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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Impact Fitness 

11-Jun-2019 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Impact Fitness, a leading Planet Fitness franchisee with 29 clubs across the United States and Canada. MSCP partnered with the current management team, led by CEO Adam Willaeys, as well as founder Chris Klebba, who will remain as Executive Chairman.
 

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Press Release

Manna Pro Products Acquires Hero Pet Brands to Increase Category Presence in Companion Pet Care and Wellness 

04-Jun-2019 

Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition, has agreed to acquire Dallas-based Hero Pet Brands, a company that provides solutions to pet owner needs including nutrition, grooming, waste pickup and cleanup.
 

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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors Investment Process  

04-Jun-2019 

A global, unconstrained and style flexible investment process lets Applied Equity Advisors “stay in the game” and take advantage of a wider set of investment opportunities.
 

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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors June 2019 Commentary  

03-Jun-2019 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the June 2019 Monthly Commentary.
 

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VIDEO: Midgame 

31-Mai-2019 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 

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Market Pulse

What is the Rates Market Telling Us? 

31-Mai-2019 

The breakdown in U.S.-China trade negotiations is signalling slower growth and lower inflation across the globe. A flattening yield curve is just a logical adjustment to this new information.
 

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Macro Insight

Midgame 

31-Mai-2019 

After a growth scare in the fourth quarter of 2018, global economies may not be heading towards a recession—but U.S./China trade tensions may delay recovery.
 

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Media Appearance

ESG Investing, Europe 2019 Report  

30-Mai-2019 

In the report published by Clear Path Analysis, MSIM’s International Equity Team and Global Fixed Income Team shared their views on ESG Investing and how it is moving from a marginal approach to a mainstream strategy.
 

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Market Outlook

Andrew Slimmon's Outlook on the Current Markets 

30-Mai-2019 

Over the past decade, “pause” years in the market have been followed by years with positive double-digit returns.
 

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Investment Insight

An Introduction to Alternative Lending 

28-Mai-2019 

Alternative lending is an asset class borne of bank disintermediation and technological innovation. In this paper, Ken Michlitsch shares his insights on the space.
 

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Macro Insight

How Flexible is Your Approach? 

23-Mai-2019 

The best golfers have to be flexible and experienced enough to effectively hit any number of difficult shots. We think the same holds true for portfolio managers and their approach to managing money.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Chinesisches Kreditwachstum unter der Lupe 

17-Mai-2019 

Angesichts des schwächeren Schattenbankensystems erörtert das International Equity Team die Risiken rund um die neue Unternehmensverschuldung in China.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

And the Beat Goes On... 

16-Mai-2019 

The global economy is cruising at just the right temperature for growth…now only if those pesky trade issues would go away! The Global Fixed Income team shares their views and outlook.
 

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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors May 2019 Commentary  

15-Mai-2019 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the May 2019 Monthly Commentary.
 

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Investment Insight

Fintech Continues to Disrupt Consumer Lending 

15-Mai-2019 

In this article, AIP Alternative Lending Group Portfolio Manager Ken Michlitsch shares his insights on why fintech continues to disrupt consumer lending.
 

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Sustainability Insight

An Emerging Markets Approach to ESG: Our Progress 

10-Mai-2019 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses how ESG factors are integrated in their process, with the portfolio managers leading engagements on key issues.
 

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Investment Insight

The Rise of Hedge Fund Coinvestments 

10-Mai-2019 

Hedge fund co-investments have an important role to play in client portfolios, explains AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team Managing Director Jarrod Quigley.
 

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Market Pulse

U.S.-China Tensions: Not a Widespread Risk…Yet 

06-Mai-2019 

U.S.-China trade talks seem to be at an impasse. Jim Caron, Global Fixed Income Team, shares why he believes the global market impact of these talks is not a systemic market event…yet
 

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Market Pulse

The Fed's Conundrum 

02-Mai-2019 

The Fed is now left with a conundrum on how to boost inflation, but avoid creating an asset bubble. Jim Caron from the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views.
 

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Market Outlook

1Q19 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

30-Apr-2019 

Global central banks look to extend the economic cycle not end it. Jim Caron reviews the first quarter and shares his outlook for the rest of 2019.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: Value in the Eurozone 

30-Apr-2019 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Value in the Eurozone."
 

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Macro Insight

A Tale of Risk  

29-Apr-2019 

Effective risk management means understanding the critical difference between “risk” events and “uncertain” events. We explore the issue, and possible solutions, in our latest outlook, A Tale of Risk.
 

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Investment Focus

Debunking Six Myths About Climate Investing 

29-Apr-2019 

AIP Private Markets’ Head of Impact Investing finds that solutions to climate change are nuanced and may generate compelling investment opportunities.
 

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Market Outlook

VIDEO: A Tale of Risk 

29-Apr-2019 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Goldilocks Redux? 

17-Apr-2019 

Optimism abounds that the markets are on the right path for 2019, and we agree! We believe easy monetary policy and lower real yields will support economies and lengthen the business cycle. The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views.
 

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Sustainability Insight

Compounding with a Conscience 

16-Apr-2019 

The International Equity Team’s discusses its latest offering, Global Sustain, and why understanding ESG factors is essential for successful compounding.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Auf der Suche nach einem Absicherungspuffer im fortgeschrittenen Marktzyklus 

12-Apr-2019 

Das International Equity Team fragt: Ist es Zeit für ein Sicherheitsnetz?
 

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Macro Insight

A Positive Outlook for Europe 

12-Apr-2019 

Ric Ford, Head of Global Credit, shares his views on how reversing negative factors are creating a positive outlook for Europe and European credit.
 

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Press Release

SolarWinds Sets Its Sights on the ITSM Market through Acquisition of Samanage and Introduction of a SolarWinds Service Desk Product 

11-Apr-2019 

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Samanage, a highly reviewed and highly rated IT service desk solution company based in Cary, NC. Over the past 7 years, Samanage has built a strong, well-respected product guided by a customer-centricity that aligns well with SolarWinds’ mission and commitment to the technology professional community.
 

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Sustainability Insight

Integrating ESG in Emerging Markets Investing 

04-Apr-2019 

Vishal Gupta explains how ESG is integrated into the Emerging Markets Leaders investment process.
 

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Sustainability Insight

How to Select Sustainable Compounders 

03-Apr-2019 

Vladimir Demine explains the International Equity Team’s process for building highest quality ESG integrated portfolios.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: Cyclical Assets Have Room to Outperform as Global Growth Recovers 

31-Mär-2019 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Cyclical Assets Have Room to Outperform as Global Growth Recovers"
 

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Sustainability Insight

ESG Is Crucial to High-Quality Compounding 

27-Mär-2019 

Bruno Paulson explains what role ESG plays in the International Equity Team's recipe for compounding.
 

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Sustainability Insight

ESG Focus Adds Value For Our Clients 

27-Mär-2019 

Vladimir Demine explains why having a dedicated head of ESG research is the right thing to do for clients.
 

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Sustainability Insight

Being Principled, Without Sacrificing Return 

27-Mär-2019 

William Lock explains why there is no need for compromise between returns and principles.
 

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Sustainability Insight

Holistic and Responsible Investing in a Rapidly Changing World 

27-Mär-2019 

Laura Bottega discusses how global factors encourage companies to balance profit and ESG.
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

Beware Modern Monetary Theory: An Opinion on Risks 

27-Mär-2019 

The increasingly popular narrative of modern monetary theory is causing people to question the Fed's monetary policy. Jim Caron discusses how applying this theory may have long-term economic risks.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Where To From Here? 

20-Mär-2019 

Central banks becoming more dovish, U.S.-China relations and Brexit have left uncertainty hanging over the markets. Where will we go from here? The Global Fixed Income team shares their views.
 

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Market Outlook

On the Road Again: Fiscal Stimulus Around the World 

19-Mär-2019 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 

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Macro Insight

On the Road Again: Fiscal Stimulus Around the World 

19-Mär-2019 

Major infrastructure programmes might be the key to reducing the risk of global recession and getting the economy “on the road again.”
 

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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors March 2019 Commentary  

19-Mär-2019 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the March 2019 Monthly Commentary.
 

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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Wenn die Unternehmensleitung „strategisch“ wird 

13-Mär-2019 

Finden Sie heraus, warum unser International Equity Team bei „strategischen“ Übernahmen gewarnt ist.
 

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Media Appearance

Andrew Slimmon on CNBC "Power Lunch" 

11-Mär-2019 

Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC “Power Lunch” to break down what’s impacting markets.
 

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Sustainability Insight

ESG and Sustainable Investing Report 

07-Mär-2019 

The Global Opportunity Team shares its new annual report on ESG engagement activity.
 

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Investment Insight

Machine Learning Is Changing the Game for the Next Generation of Consumer Borrowers 

28-Feb-2019 

Ken Michlitsch, AIP Alternative Lending Group Portfolio Manager, interviews Upstart CEO David Girouard about the increasingly important role machine learning plays in the consumer lending process.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: Australia Housing Bubble Starting to Deflate  

28-Feb-2019 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Australia Housing Bubble Starting to Deflate "
 

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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors February 2019 Commentary  

28-Feb-2019 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the February 2019 Monthly Commentary
 

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Market Outlook

Global Brands: A year in review and the year ahead 

25-Feb-2019 

2019 is all about the earnings. Bruno Paulson discusses 2018 and why Global Brands’ defensive characteristics will continue to be needed this year.
 

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Macro Insight

A Case for Euro Aggregate Fixed Income Portfolios 

25-Feb-2019 

The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views on why euro fixed income portfolios may be best handled by one overall portfolio manager.
 

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Macro Insight

Global Balanced Risk Control Team Market Update 

21-Feb-2019 

In late 2018, the GBaR team’s defensive positioning helped protect portfolios from falling equity markets. A common question from clients as the team entered 2019 was ‘what would make you more positive on equities?’ Watch Christian Goldsmith, Portfolio Specialist of the GBaR team’s latest market update video to explain.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Why It's Different This Time 

20-Feb-2019 

2018 started with strong January performance, but the rest of the year was lackluster. Will 2019 be the same? The Global Fixed Income Team shares their view on why this year will be different.
 

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Investment Focus

Secondaries v2.0: The Era of Transformation 

20-Feb-2019 

What are transformational secondaries and why are they attractive ? MSIM's AIP Private Markets Secondaries team answers.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Noch ist nicht alles ausgestanden 

20-Feb-2019 

Der Januar brachte erfreulichere Nachrichten, doch Bruno Paulson vom International Equity Team warnt von einer Abkehr von erstklassigen Wertpapieren – es ist noch nicht alles ausgestanden.
 

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Market Outlook

Three Climate Tipping Points Shaping Markets Today  

19-Feb-2019 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 

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Macro Insight

Three Climate Tipping Points Shaping Markets Today  

19-Feb-2019 

Climate change is pushing us to reach political, social and economic “tipping points.” The MSIM GBaR team examines the implications for investors.
 

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Makro-Einblicke

Drei Kipppunkte in Bezug auf den Klimawandel beherrschen aktuell die Märkte 

19-Feb-2019 

Der Klimawandel steuert uns auf politische, gesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche „Kipppunkte“ zu. Das MSIM GBaR-Team untersucht die Auswirkungen für Anleger.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

Secular Outlook for Bond Yields: Structurally Higher 

31-Jan-2019 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Secular Outlook for Bond Yields: Structurally Higher".
 

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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Clarity Software Solutions 

25-Jan-2019 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Clarity Software Solutions. MSCP is partnering with the current management team led by founder Sean Rotermund, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic growth and product development during the investment.
 

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Market Outlook

4Q18 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

23-Jan-2019 

Jim Caron reviews the fourth quarter of 2018 and shares his outlook on how cash may be dethroned as king in 2019.
 

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Investment Insight

Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia 

22-Jan-2019 

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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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Brave New Year 

22-Jan-2019 

With a turbulent end to 2018, what will the New Year bring? The Morgan Stanley Global Fixed Income Team shares their outlook for investment opportunities in 2019.
 

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BEKANNTMACHUNG

Über den Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council 

15-Jan-2019 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management hat heute gemeinsam mit dem Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing einen wichtigen Meilenstein im anhaltenden Engagement für nachhaltige Anlagen bekanntgegeben: die Gründung des Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Multiples Are Down, Risks Are Not 

15-Jan-2019 

Could falling earnings and a liquidity squeeze prove toxic to asset prices? Where to hide? Asks Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Die Bewertungen sind gesunken, die Risiken aber nicht 

15-Jan-2019 

Könnten sich rückläufige Gewinne und ein Liquiditätsengpass als ernsthafte Gefahr für die Vermögenspreise erweisen? Wo finden Sie Zuflucht? Fragen Sie das International Equity Team.
 

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Connecting the Dots

Simhavalokana 2018 

15-Jan-2019 

In this article, Swanand Kelkar looks back at the tumultuous events of 2018 and reflects upon the lessons he learned as an investor.
 

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Sustainability Insight

A Yield Focused ESG Approach 

07-Jan-2019 

Can you incorporate ESG investing into a fixed income portfolio without giving up yield? The Global Fixed Income Team shares why they believe the answer is a resounding yes.
 

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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors January 2019 Commentary  

31-Dez-2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the January 2019 Monthly Commentary
 

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Macro Insight

Indian Equity: An All-Weather Asset Class 

31-Dez-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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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: Key Investment Themes Into 2019 

31-Dez-2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Key Investment Themes Into 2019"
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

2019 Convertibles Outlook: It's All Relative 

28-Dez-2018 

Trying to figure out which asset class could become a break-out performer in 2019? The Convertible Bond Team discusses how convertible bonds can be a valuable portfolio diversification tool, amid higher rates and volatility next year.
 

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Market Outlook

2019 – To Neutral and Beyond? 

20-Dez-2018 

As we look ahead to the new year, the key question for liquidity investors is what is the Federal Reserve’s neutral rate. This inferred rate will likely determine the path of interest rates in 2019 and beyond, as the Fed shifts their policy towards managing around neutral.
 

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Anlageeinblicke

The EDGE – Automatisierung/Robotik 

18-Dez-2018 

Dank verbesserter Sensoren, Software und Greifer wurde in der Robotik eine neue Ära eingeläutet. Heute sind Roboter in mehreren Märkten auf dem Vormarsch. Das MSIM Counterpoint Global Team beleuchtet den Trend.
 

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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Ein Hoch auf Schildkröten… und Kapitalvermehrer 

17-Dez-2018 

Der schnelle Hase scheint für Anlagen verlockend, doch Investoren mit langfristigen Zielen sollten auf die Schildkröte setzen. Bruno Paulson über Kapitalvermehrer
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

Emerging Markets Look Forward to 2019 

17-Dez-2018 

2018 was a challenging year for emerging markets, but the market may be setting up the asset class for a rebound in 2019. The Emerging Markets Debt Team discusses.
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

Positive Outlook for Securitized Supported by Strong Consumer Credit Conditions 

17-Dez-2018 

Strong consumer credit conditions are painting a positive outlook for securitized assets in the year ahead. The Securitized Asset Team discusses
 

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Sustainability Insight

ESG Scores: What are they good for? 

17-Dez-2018 

Scoring funds on ESG criteria is common, but is it useful? Bruno Paulson shares his view.
 

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Market Outlook

Europe — forever the ugly duckling? 

17-Dez-2018 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses whether there are reasons for optimism for investing in Europe in 2019.
 

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Sustainability Insight

Governance: Without It, All Else Fails 

14-Dez-2018 

The higher the quality of a company, the more important its governance, says William Lock of Morgan Stanley.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

November's Blues 

14-Dez-2018 

As the weather has cooled, so have the markets. The Global Fixed Income Team shares their outlook for investment opportunities in 2019.
 

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Sustainability Insight

The Value of Engagement: Understanding Management Quality  

13-Dez-2018 

Not all portfolio managers speak directly with senior managements of the firms they hold. William Lock explains why direct engagement is vital.
 

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Macro Insight

2019 Emerging Markets Outlook: After Tech Corrects, What Next? 

13-Dez-2018 

What is in store for emerging markets after the mania for tech passes? The Global Emerging Markets Team shares their perspective.
 

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2019 Outlook

Dysfunction Junction? 

12-Dez-2018 

Counterproductive government policies across markets have weakened the global economy. Many started with sound intentions, some outlived their usefulness and all were exacerbated by the trade war.
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

The Four C's for 2019: Caffeine, Credit, China & Chameleons 

10-Dez-2018 

Will it be a soft, bumpy or hard landing from the highs of 2018? We believe the answer lies with four market challenges: caffeine, credit, china and chameleons.
 

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Investment Insight

2019 Market Outlook - Hedge Funds: Opportunities in Shifting and Volatile Markets 

09-Dez-2018 

As quantitative easing ends, investors should prepare themselves for higher volatility. We believe hedge funds are well positioned to exploit opportunities in a way that other managers simply can’t.
 

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Investment Focus

Coworking, Friend or Foe? 

03-Dez-2018 

In their latest paper, the Real Assets Research and Investing team investigate the impact of coworking on the office sector
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: The Case for Higher Gold Prices 

30-Nov-2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “The Case for Higher Gold Prices ”
 

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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

(Handels-)Krieg – Wozu ist er gut? 

15-Nov-2018 

(Handels-)Krieg – Wozu ist er gut? Einschätzung des International Equity Teams.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

An October to Remember 

12-Nov-2018 

October lived up to its infamous reputation for market volatility. What can we expect for the months ahead? The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views.
 

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Press Release

Samanage Raises $30M Series D Funding Round Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

08-Nov-2018 

Samanage, the service success company, today announced a $30 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Samanage seeks to accelerate their exceptional year-over-year growth and expand their global market share in the IT Service Management (ITSM) industry.
 

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Market Pulse

Exploring the "Right-tail-risk": An Upside Surprise to Growth Expectations 

05-Nov-2018 

Many are consumed with calling the next recession, but is stronger growth here to stay? Jim Caron discusses.
 

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Market Outlook

Andrew Slimmon – Euphoria is Not Yet on the Horizon 

30-Okt-2018 

Andrew Slimmon discusses the connection between euphoria, investor psychology and secular bull market cycles.
 

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Investment Insight

Managed Futures as a Crisis Risk Offset Strategy 

26-Okt-2018 

Crisis risk offset is a term used to describe a group of strategies that seek to perform well in the event of an equity market collapse. In this paper, the MSIM Managed Futures Team explains why an allocation to such non-correlated strategies has the potential to dampen the impact of equity market volatility and enhance the expected risk-adjusted returns of an investor’s portfolio.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Nachhaltigkeit als Ziel: Kapitalvermehrung und ESG 

18-Okt-2018 

Das International Equity Team erklärt, warum ein Schwerpunkt auf ESG-Themen für langfristige Kapitalvermehrung unverzichtbar ist.
 

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Market Outlook

3Q18 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

17-Okt-2018 

Jim Caron provides his review of the third quarter of 2018 and his outlook on market opportunities.
 

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Press Release

EcoIntense, EcoWebDesk and NordSafety are now Quentic 

11-Okt-2018 

EcoIntense merges its products and businesses into a single, global brand identity: With the release of version 11.0 on October 11th, the HSE and CSR software EcoWebDesk and the associated NordSafety app are rebranded under the uniform name Quentic. EcoIntense and NordSafety are now also operating as Quentic.
 

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Market Pulse

What's Going on in the Markets: A Bond's Eye View 

11-Okt-2018 

Jim Caron discusses the recent market volatility and how there is a mathematical explanation.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Too Much of a Good Thing? 

10-Okt-2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses if too much recent U.S. growth is still good for the global economy.
 

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Investment Insight

Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia 

08-Okt-2018 

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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Macro Insight

The U.S. Versus the Rest of the World: Divergence and Correction 

04-Okt-2018 

Since late spring, there has been a sharp divergence in performance between the U.S. and the rest of the world, with investors flocking into the U.S. market. We expect this spike to fully correct eventually and the recent volatility has provided signs of this, though there may be further to go.
 

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Macro Insight

The U.S. Versus the Rest of the World: Divergence and Correction 

04-Okt-2018 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 

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Macro Insight

Different People: Human Capital Management and Diversity 

30-Sep-2018 

As with any scarce resource, human capital needs to be protected and nurtured. We discuss global trends and how engaging employees, offering flexible work arrangements, providing training and promoting diversity, can attract talent and increase companies’ competitiveness.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: EM FX Crisis Playbook  

25-Sep-2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “EM FX Crisis Playbook”
 

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Global Fixed Income Insights

The Case for Middle Market High-Yield Investing 

20-Sep-2018 

Richard Lindquist, Head of Global High Yield, discusses how in a world of rising interest rates, he believes middle market high-yield may be the best place to be in the bond market.
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Is the Stress Systemic or Idiosyncratic? 

17-Sep-2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses if the stresses which affected the markets in August were predominantly idiosyncratic or if there are more sinister systemic issues at work.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Geraten Schwellenländer erneut ins Wanken? 

17-Sep-2018 

Nach den Turbulenzen in den Schwellenländern sollte gemäß dem International Equity Team der Schwerpunkt auf Fundamentaldaten liegen, um höhere Kapitalverluste zu vermeiden.
 

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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

13-Sep-2018 

Jim Caron appeared on CNBC to discuss the recent European Central Bank meeting and his outlook for the Fed.
 

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Makro-Einblicke

Beginn einer neuen Ära im Bereich Fixed Income 

07-Sep-2018 

Da wir bei festverzinslichen Anlagen derzeit einen Paradigmenwechsel erleben, spricht Portfoliomanager Jim Caron darüber, warum Sie sich möglicherweise für eine neue Landschaft bereithalten sollten.
 

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: The Eventual Turn of US Outperformance? 

31-Aug-2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “The Eventual Turn of U.S. Outperformance?”
 

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Media Appearance

Trade worries weighing on international markets 

30-Aug-2018 

Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC Power Lunch to discuss whether the U.S. or emerging markets are a better bet for investors.
 

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Makro-Einblicke

So passen wir uns an den Wandel der Märkte an  

29-Aug-2018 

Eric Baurmeister, Leiter des Emerging Markets Debt Team, spricht über den Wandel in den Schwellenländern, künftige Chancen und darüber, wie sein Team diesen Veränderungen begegnet.
 

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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

29-Aug-2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas to examine revised U.S. second-quarter economic growth.
 

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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

29-Aug-2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the potential market impact of a new Nafta trade agreement.
 

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Media Appearance

Leadership Rotation But No Overall Sell Off 

19-Aug-2018 

Andrew Slimmon discusses the current state of the markets on CNBC Closing Bell Exchange.
 

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Global Equity Observer

Es geht um die Erträge – die langfristigen Erträge 

15-Aug-2018 

Eines ist sicher: Der nächste Abschwung wird anders sein als der letzte. Das International Equity Team fragt: „Welche Sektoren sind wirklich defensiv?“
 

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Die Unruhe am Markt steht kurz vor ihrem Höhepunkt 

15-Aug-2018 

Unser Global Fixed Income Team diskutiert ausgereizte Bewertungen und eine möglicherweise steigende Volatilität.
 

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Makro-Einblicke

Festverzinsliche Anlagen: Von der Federal Reserve bis hin zur Blockchain 

14-Aug-2018 

Mit dem Fortschreiten des globalen Wachstums deutet einiges darauf hin, dass sich der Konjunkturzyklus in einer Spätphase befindet. Worauf sollten Fixed-Income-Anleger in diesem Umfeld achten?
 

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Makro-Einblicke

Sand im Getriebe 

09-Aug-2018 

Der Handelsstreit schwächt die Unternehmensinvestitionen und streut Sand ins Getriebe der Weltwirtschaft. Noch läuft der Motor, aber wir sehen deutliche Anzeichen für eine Verlangsamung.
 

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MAKRO-EINBLICKE

Sand im Getriebe 

09-Aug-2018 

Der Handelsstreit schwächt die Unternehmensinvestitionen und streut Sand ins Getriebe der Weltwirtschaft. Noch läuft der Motor, aber wir sehen deutliche Anzeichen für eine Verlangsamung.
 

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Sustainability Insight

Sustainable Signals 

11-Jun-2018 

In a survey of institutional investors, 70% said they are integrating sustainable investing into their investment process, signaling just how quickly the ESG imperative is catching on.
 

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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Blockchain 

15-Mai-2018 

Counterpoint Global examines Blockchain, the technology behind it and its potential disruptive power.
 

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Macro Insight

The Power of Compounders with William Lock 

27-Sep-2017 

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

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Makro-Einblicke

William Lock über das Potenzial von Kapitalvermehrern  

27-Sep-2017 

William Lock erläutert, warum er die immateriellen Vermögenswerte eines Unternehmens für entscheidend hält, um nachhaltig hohe Renditen zu erzielen.
 

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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Autonomous Vehicles 

31-Aug-2017 

The Counterpoint Global 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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Investment Insight

Fishing for Stocks in China 

09-Jun-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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Macro Insight

Quality Companies in Today’s Market Environment  

25-Apr-2017 

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

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Investment Insight

The EDGE: CRISPR 

31-Jan-2017 

The Counterpoint Global Team analyzes clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), a tool for genetic research that could birth new industries and disrupt existing medical treatments.
 

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Sustainability Insight

ESG and the Sustainability of Competitive Advantage 

09-Jan-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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