Market Insights

Trade Tensions Lead to Market Volatility 


Fearing U.S.-China and U.S.-Mexico trade tensions could weaken global growth, investors fled to U.S. treasuries in May.

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Market Insights

Bowing to Global Economic Pressures, Central Banks Promote Accommodative Policy 


In March, the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank announced accommodative monetary policy decisions focused on supporting a slowing global economy.


Market Insights

Looking Ahead, The Fed Endorses Patient Policy 


Powell emphasized labor force participation gains and the wage growth of unskilled workers as signs of a growing economy.


Frequently Asked Questions

European Money Market Fund Reform: MSLF Euro Liquidity Fund 


The Global Liquidity team answers frequently asked questions pertaining to the MSLF Euro Liquidity Fund and European Money Market Fund Reform.


Sustainability Council

About the Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council 


The IM Sustainable Investing Council drives IM’s global effort by promoting an overall framework for integrating ESG and ESG standards into IM’s investment processes, product development, measurement, education, client engagement and reporting.


Market Outlook

2019 – To Neutral and Beyond? 


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.


Market Insights

Market Volatility Continues Leading up to Rate Hike 


The month of November was another turbulent month in the markets, with continued volatility and uncertainty around future Fed rate hikes and global growth as 2019 approaches.



Updated Articles of Incorporation 


The Articles of Incorporation of the Morgan Stanley Liquidity Funds have been updated as a result of the new European Union money market fund regulation.


Market Insights

Fed Remains on Track for December Rate Hike Despite Increased Volatility 


In October, the markets experienced heightened volatility amid continued geopolitical uncertainty, particularly leading into the U.S. midterm elections.



European Money Market Fund Reform: Updated Transition Plan Announcement 


Morgan Stanley is pleased to announce its money market fund product range in response to the new European Union money market fund regulations.



European Money Market Fund Reform Podcast 


In this podcast, Kim Hochfeld, Douglas McPhail, and Scott Wachs explain some of the regulatory hurdles of EU MMFR, do a deep dive into the new fund structures and discuss what investors can do to prepare for the change.


Market Insights

FOMC Increases Interest Rates by 0.25% 


In September, the FOMC unanimously voted to increase interest rates by 25 basis points to a target range of 2.00% to 2.25%


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