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Consilient Observer  •  23-Apr-2024

Valuation Multiples: What They Miss, Why They Differ, and the Link to Fundamentals 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
Most investors “price” the stocks of companies by using valuation multiples instead of “valuing” them based on future cash flows and fundamentals. We address what multiples miss and why they have become less informative. We examine how the two most popular multiples, P/E and EV/EBITDA, can provide different signals about a stock’s relative attractiveness. We then take a deep look at EV/EBITDA. We do not discourage the use of multiples, but users should understand the underlying value drivers.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  22-Apr-2024

Weaving India’s Future: A Tapestry of Green and Grey Energy 

Eric Carlson, Candy Chao
India is undergoing a significant transformation to strike a balance between economic growth and sustainability, revamping its environmental reputation. India’s energy security and consumption growth is a significant investment theme for the coming decade as the country adds green capacity. Eric Carlson and Candy Chao explain.

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Caron's Corner  •  22-Apr-2024  •  5:24 Min

Duration: Friend or Foe? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Media Appearance  •  17-Apr-2024

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing: Lauren Hochfelder on CNBC's The Exchange - Video 

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Lauren Hochfelder discusses real estate opportunities and supply chain on CNBC's The Exchange.

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Caron's Corner  •  15-Apr-2024  •  7:33 Min

Chips and Dip: Geopolitical Risk, Volatility and Value 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  10-Apr-2024

We’ll take your word for it 

Broad Markets Fixed Income Team
Bonds seem to be much more attractive now than they were in early January. The Broad Markets Fixed Income Team explains.

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Big Picture  •  08-Apr-2024

Big Picture - Return of the 60/40 

Jitania Kandhari
In 2022, the 60/40 portfolio suffered its worst loss since 1937, prompting many market participants to question its value. Analyzing 200 years of data, Jitania Kandhari, Deputy CIO, Solutions & Multi Asset Group, evaluates the renewed relevance of the 60/40 portfolio.

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Market Monitor  •  08-Apr-2024

Emerging Markets Debt Monitor – Q1 2024 

Emerging Markets Debt Team
In-depth review of fundamentals and valuations across emerging markets debt.

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Market Monitor  •  08-Apr-2024

Floating-Rate Loan Market Monitor – Q1 2024 

Floating-Rate Loan Group
Insight on loan market fundamentals and the role of floating-rate loans within portfolios.

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Big Picture  •  08-Apr-2024

Video: Return of 60/40 

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Deputy CIO, Solutions & Multi Asset Group; Head of Macro & Thematic Research, Emerging Markets; Portfolio Manager, Passport Equity, examines the return of the 60/40 portfolio strategy in 2024.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  04-Apr-2024

The Value-Up Recipe for Re-Rating Korea 

Amay Hattangadi, Rose Kim
Will the Korean market’s current value proposition solidify into a lasting investment theme? Amay Hattangadi and Rose Kim examine Korea’s de-rating over the past two decades to determine whether now is time to engage in the Korea “value trade.”

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Monthly  •  03-Apr-2024

The BEAT - April 2024 

Use The BEAT as your timely resource for this month’s markets. Each edition gives you ideas and insights that show you how to navigate the current investment environment.

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Caron's Corner  •  02-Apr-2024  •  8:23 Min

The BEAT for April: Our Top Themes - and One Major Allocation Change 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Big Picture  •  01-Apr-2024

Video: Oil. Underappreciated, Underinvested and Undervalued 

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Deputy CIO, Solutions & Multi Asset Group; Head of Macro & Thematic Research, Emerging Markets; Portfolio Manager, Passport Equity, believes oil is an underappreciated, underinvested and undervalued commodity in 2024.

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Global Equity Observer  •  26-Mar-2024

Quality is worth the wait 

William Lock
From understanding how to pick great companies to the secret of longevity in the investment business, William Lock shares 10 lessons learned from 30 years of investing in high-quality companies that are able to sustainably compound capital over the long term—providing clients with attractive long-term returns.

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Caron's Corner  •  25-Mar-2024  •  8:35 Min

Take a Walk on the Supply Side 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Big Picture  •  21-Mar-2024

Video: Ten Key Themes for 2024 

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Deputy CIO, Solutions & Multi Asset Group; Head of Macro & Thematic Research, Emerging Markets; Portfolio Manager, Passport Equity, outlines her Ten Key Themes for 2024.

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Insight audio  •  19-Mar-2024  •  38:57 Min

Lauren Hochfelder on Investment Wars: Do Recent Disruptions in the Real Estate Sector Create Opportunity in 2024? 

Lauren Hochfelder
Lauren Hochfelder, Co-Chief Executive Officer for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, appears on Investment Wars to discuss major disruptions and trends in the commercial real estate market.

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Insight Article  •  14-Mar-2024

Managed Futures as a Potential Solution to Market Volatility 

Patrick T. Egan
In periods of volatility, investors may be looking for an alternative investment which may not only provide potential mitigation from the effects of market fluctuations, but also potentially capitalize on this increase in volatility.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  12-Mar-2024

Decision Time 

Broad Markets Fixed Income Team
Yields were broadly higher across the globe in February, as market participants recalibrated their expectations for rate cuts this year. The Broad Markets Fixed Income Team explores the impact on markets.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  07-Mar-2024

Equity Market Commentary - March 2024 

Andrew Slimmon
In his March TAKE, Senior Portfolio Manager Andrew Slimmon shares his thoughts on recent market strength.

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Monthly  •  05-Mar-2024

The BEAT - March 2024 

Use The BEAT as your timely resource for this month’s markets. Each edition gives you ideas and insights that show you how to navigate the current investment environment.

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Caron's Corner  •  05-Mar-2024  •  6:58 Min

The BEAT for March: Top Ideas and Three Changes to Our Asset Allocations 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Asia Opportunity  •  04-Mar-2024

Asia Opportunity Update with Alastair Pang 

Alastair Pang
In this video, Alastair Pang, Co-Portfolio Manager of Asia Opportunity, shares update on fund positioning, analyze past performance and provide the team’s outlook for the coming months.

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Inside Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Move Past Oil, by Barron's Reshma Kapadia 

Amy Oldenburg
Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Head of Emerging Markets Equity Amy Oldenburg was interviewed by Barron’s for their January cover story on investing in Saudi Arabia.

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Calvert  •  01-Mar-2024

Parity Beyond the Boardroom: Closing Diversity Gaps in the Corporate Pipeline 

Calvert Research and Management
In the third paper of our gender diversity series, we discuss one of the top remaining global gender issues: the gap in the corporate “talent pipeline” – where gender and ethnic representation at the board and employee levels is much higher than at the executive and senior management levels.

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Consilient Observer  •  28-Feb-2024

Cost of Capital and Capital Allocation: Investment in the Era of “Easy Money” 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
We examine the counterintuitive behavior of U.S. public companies in the recent regime of “easy money” marked by below-average interest rates.

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Global Equity Observer  •  27-Feb-2024

Driving Quality 

Bruno Paulson, Alistair Corden-Lloyd
Compounding is a powerful force—but what tells us whether a company might be a high quality compounder? We focus on return on operating capital employed (ROOCE) and gross margins. Companies with high ROOCE typically have high-margin and asset-light operations, while high gross margins generally reflect pricing power. These attributes indicate to us which companies are worth looking at more closely, and where we ought to be spending our time evaluating franchise durability.

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Caron's Corner  •  20-Feb-2024  •  6:17 Min

When Will Rising Bond Yields Matter for Stocks? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  20-Feb-2024

Taiwan's Silicon Shield  

Samson Hung
While geopolitical tensions and the U.S.-China chip war dominate the headlines, Taiwan’s semiconductor industry will benefit from sectors including artificial intelligence and electric vehicles. The chip industry is the silicon shield that protects Taiwan.

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Sustainable Investing  •  16-Feb-2024

ESG Update 

Kristian Heugh, Marc Fox
The Global Opportunity team shares its annual update on integrating ESG within the investment process, the carbon intensity of the portfolios and company engagement activity.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-Feb-2024

Bonds Take a Breather? 

Broad Markets Fixed Income Team
After the bond market’s stunning fourth quarter performance it was not much of a surprise that bond yields went up. Where do they go from here? The Broad Market Fixed Income Team explores.

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Insight Article  •  15-Feb-2024

The Merits of Hedge Fund Co-Investments 

Jarrod Quigley
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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Insight Article  •  10-Feb-2024

Managed Futures: A Primer 

Srdjan Teslic, Patrick T. Egan
In this primer, we provide a fundamental overview of managed futures investment strategies. What are managed futures and how are they differentiated from other strategies?

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  08-Feb-2024

Equity Market Commentary - February 2024 

Andrew Slimmon
In his February TAKE, Senior Portfolio Manager Andrew Slimmon shares his thoughts as we commence 2024.

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Opportunity Optimum  •  07-Feb-2024

The India Opportunity 

Kristian Heugh, Anil Agarwal, Marc Fox, Emily Tsui
The Global Opportunity Team believes India offers an attractive hunting ground to find ideas that meet our criteria for long-term value creation and explains the broad areas where we see opportunities.

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Monthly  •  06-Feb-2024

The BEAT - February 2024 

Use The BEAT as your timely resource for this month’s markets. Each edition gives you ideas and insights that show you how to navigate the current investment environment.

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Caron's Corner  •  05-Feb-2024  •  5:48 Min

The BEAT Monthly: Our Top Four Ideas 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Big Picture  •  05-Feb-2024

Key Themes for 2024 

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Deputy CIO, Solutions & Multi Asset Group; Head of Macro & Thematic Research, Emerging Markets; Portfolio Manager, Passport Equity, outlines her Key Themes for 2024.

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Media Appearance  •  02-Feb-2024

See Laurel Durkay on CNBC's "The Exchange" discussing how REITs can benefit from AI 

Laurel Durkay
Sometimes overlooked, but a wildly important beneficiary of advancements in the adoption of artificial intelligence, is the data center real estate sector. In fact, Laurel calls now a “transformational moment” for data centers and reveals her top investment ideas for the space on CNBC’s "The Exchange."

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Engagement Report  •  02-Feb-2024

Engage Winter 2023 

Marte Borhaug
The latest edition of Engage, the International Equity Team’s semi-annual update on their ESG engagement activity.

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Insight Article  •  01-Feb-2024

Global Listed Real Estate: A Year in Review and Year-Ahead Outlook 

Laurel Durkay
Head of Global Listed Real Assets Laurel Durkay, CFA, provides thoughts on 2023 REIT performance, current opportunities, and how REITs may benefit from secular themes driving demand for real estate.

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Insight Article  •  01-Feb-2024

The Founder Advantage: Finding Alpha in Middle-Market Private Equity 

Aaron Sack, Patrick Whitehead
In the increasingly crowded private equity sector, we believe that the middle market can be a differentiated source of alpha—especially for companies with founder involvement. But we believe that generating alpha in the middle market requires a manager with specialized capabilities, a rigorous due diligence approach, and a proven playbook for creating value in the sector. Such expertise becomes even more crucial when partnering with entrepreneurs and business founders.

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Media Appearance  •  01-Feb-2024

Listen to Laurel Durkay discuss the currently compelling REIT valuations 

Laurel Durkay
Listen to Laurel Durkay, CFA, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Head of Global Listed Real Assets, discuss the compelling valuations that REITs currently offer on the Nareit REIT Report Podcast.

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Consilient Observer  •  30-Jan-2024

Increasing Returns: Identifying Forms of Increasing Returns and What Drives Them 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
Understanding the five areas of micro and macroeconomics where increasing returns applies and show their relevance to investors.

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Market Monitor  •  29-Jan-2024

Credit Market Monitor – Q4 2023 

Multi-Asset Credit Team
Analysis of global credit markets and where we see future opportunities.

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Caron's Corner  •  29-Jan-2024  •  6:10 Min

A Rate Cut Named Desire 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  29-Jan-2024

“Nobody knows anything”… but the market thinks it does 

Bruno Paulson
After a year that suggested nobody knows anything, we’re entering 2024 with good arguments for both sunny optimists and cloudy pessimists. And while we can’t be certain where the world economy will land on the sunny/cloudy spectrum, the market is clearly pricing in a sunny outcome. Combined with high multiples, that creates an unfavourable asymmetry with limited upside and plenty of downside. The trick—as always—is to hold on to the healthy long-term absolute returns when markets take a knock.

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Insight Video  •  29-Jan-2024

Resilience Matters 

International Equity
Resilience is the ability to adapt and recover quickly from difficulties. Hear what resilience means to our International Equity Team and how their high quality investment approach identifies resilient companies.

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Laurel Durkay on "Environmentally Focused Real Estate: Understanding the Investment Case," a FTSE Russell engagement via Citywire - Video 

Laurel Durkay
Head of Global Listed Real Assets Laurel Durkay, CFA, joined FTSE Russell’s Tony Campos, Head of Sustainable Investments Americas, and Ali Zaidi, Head of Real Assets Research, for a panel hosted by Citywire’s Ashley Lowe to discuss environmentally focused REITs and the role real estate investments can play in shaping a more sustainable future.

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Sustainable Investing  •  19-Jan-2024

Fixed Income ESG Outlook 2024 

Barbara Calvi, Anuj Gulati, Rachel Smith
Despite a persistent challenging environment for fixed income investors, the Sustainable Bond market remained strong in 2023.

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Media Appearance  •  17-Jan-2024

Lauren Hochfelder Discusses 2024 Commercial Real Estate Trends on Bloomberg Television 

Lauren Hochfelder
Lauren Hochfelder, Co-Chief Executive Officer for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, appears on Bloomberg Television to discuss 2024 themes and trends in commercial real estate.

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PATH  •  16-Jan-2024

Where do we go from here? 

Jim Caron
Our shift to a “Goldilocks” soft-landing view continues, supported by recent macro data releases, moderately slowing growth and rising confidence that inflation will move lower, allowing policy relief. Read why we believe this supports our view of maintaining positive equities.

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Annual  •  16-Jan-2024

The BEAT – Our Seven Key Themes for 2024 

The investment environment to start 2024 is quite different from how last year began. Inflation appears to have peaked, interest rates are likely to drop and balanced portfolios may again work as intended. In support of the Portfolio Solutions Group, the Capital Markets Group reveals our seven key themes for 2024.

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Insight Article  •  16-Jan-2024

Digital (De)Dollarization? 

Andrew Peel, Digital Asset Markets
The U.S. dollar has been the prominent global currency for more than 80 years, but its dominance is coming under pressure in the face of evolving geopolitical shifts and increasing twin deficits in the United States. Digital assets such as bitcoin, stablecoins in addition to the promise of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), have potential to significantly alter the currency landscape. These innovations, while still in their nascent stages, hold opportunities to both erode and reinforce the dollar’s hegemony in global finance, Andrew Peel of Digital Asset Markets explains.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  12-Jan-2024

And the Beat Goes On, But for How Long? 

Broad Markets Fixed Income Team
December’s stunning bond market performance was a fitting end to a roller-coaster year. Now comes the hard part. The Broad Markets Fixed Income team explains.

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Market Monitor  •  09-Jan-2024

Emerging Markets Debt Monitor – Q4 2023 

Emerging Markets Debt Team
In-depth review of fundamentals and valuations across emerging markets debt.

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Market Monitor  •  08-Jan-2024

Floating-Rate Loan Market Monitor – Q4 2023 

Floating-Rate Loan Group
Insight on loan market fundamentals and the role of floating-rate loans within portfolios.

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Market Alert  •  05-Jan-2024  •  5:59 Min

Market Alert with Andrew Slimmon 

Andrew Slimmon
Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Market Monitor  •  04-Jan-2024

Market Monitor – January 2024 

Get a quick overview and dive into market data with our comprehensive, visual review of global economic and asset class performance presented in charts and graphs.

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Article Reprint  •  03-Jan-2024

Look Ahead 2024: Re-, near-, and friend- shoring points to a different logistics market 

Lauren Hochfelder
In this article, originally published by PERE, Lauren Hochfelder, co-chief executive officer for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, says logistics will remain a favorite asset class. But she predicts there will be less of a rising tide lifting all boats now.

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Caron's Corner  •  02-Jan-2024  •  8:36 Min

A Pull-Back from the Pull-Forward? What to Watch Out for in 2024 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  28-Dec-2023

GLP-1: The Weight of Speculation 

Nic Sochovsky, Helena Miles
GLP-1 agonists have been heralded as game changers in treating obesity, with the drug manufacturers seen as the immediate market winners, and medtech and U.S. food & beverage stocks as losers. As they explain, the International Equity Team remains sanguine about the overall effects on their portfolios and believe that the medium- to long-term impacts are likely to be minimal.

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Insight Article  •  28-Dec-2023

The New Normal: Higher-for-longer is likely and risk has a cost in a new regime 

Aaron Dunn, Brad Galko
We are in a new regime where “higher-for-longer” is likely and risk has a cost. We believe a diversified allocation is essential in this increasingly unpredictable environment. Our value philosophy focuses on quality, leading companies that are mispriced or misunderstood by the market and are trading at a discount to their intrinsic value.

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Caron's Corner  •  18-Dec-2023  •  7:32 Min

Where Do We Go From Here? Neutral May Be the New Defensive 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Alternatives  •  14-Dec-2023

Lauren Hochfelder interviews for Bloomberg's "Wall Street Week" - Video 

Lauren Hochfelder
Watch Lauren Hochfelder on Bloomberg's "Wall Street Week" explain why she is so bullish on the commercial real estate sector heading into 2024.

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Consilient Observer  •  13-Dec-2023

Pattern Recognition: Opportunities and Limits 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
Explore the powers and perils of pattern recognition, which investors often credit. We define it, discuss when it works better, and offer ways to improve it.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  12-Dec-2023

Equity Market Commentary - December 2023 

Andrew Slimmon
In his December TAKE, Senior Portfolio Manager Andrew Slimmon shares a few lessons from 2023.

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Caron's Corner  •  11-Dec-2023  •  5:39 Min

Fed’s Making a List, Checking it Twice for a Policy Rate That’s Naughty or Nice? 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  11-Dec-2023

Perception Versus Reality in Listed Real Estate: More Than Meets the Eye 

Laurel Durkay
Commercial real estate has been navigating rising interest rates, macroeconomic uncertainty and stubborn inflation. In some cases, changes in how we live, work, and play are exacerbating problems. Yet we believe some macroeconomic dynamics are improving and there are opportunities in commercial real estate for investors who are willing to look more closely.

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Market Monitor  •  05-Dec-2023

Market Monitor – December 2023 

Get a quick overview and dive into market data with our comprehensive, visual review of global economic and asset class performance presented in charts and graphs.

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Caron's Corner  •  04-Dec-2023  •  6:27 Min

Pulling Forward "the Boring," Making 2024 a Year for Balance 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  30-Nov-2023

Whiplash! 

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November was a bond market for the history books. Now, the question is, where to from here?

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Global Equity Observer  •  27-Nov-2023

Executive pay: “Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome” 

Bruno Paulson
As long-term investors, we want our companies’ pay plans to encourage longer-term thinking over short-term opportunism. We favour incentive schemes that align goals with shareholder interests, structured on sensible and disciplined performance-based targets. And we take the compensation process seriously, with our proprietary Pay X-Ray scoring system and established principles based on 20 years of talking to companies about executive pay.

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Caron's Corner  •  20-Nov-2023  •  6:07 Min

2024: “Don’t Call it a Comeback” 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  17-Nov-2023

Oil: Unrestrained, Underappreciated and Underinvested 

Jitania Kandhari, Amol Rajesh
Despite growth in EV sales, oil demand has continued to increase over the past decade. With increased supply discipline and very attractive shareholder returns, we see a compelling outlook for oil prices and energy equities, Jitania Kandhari and Amol Rajesh of the Emerging Markets Equity Team explain.

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Alternatives  •  16-Nov-2023

An Update on Global Listed Infrastructure 

Global Listed Infrastructure Team
The long and short term outlook for global listed infrastructure (GLI) appears strong. GLI could benefit from a recessionary environment, as it has a history of outperforming global equities in challenging economic periods. Furthermore low volatility of earnings, stable cash flows and higher income component relative to global equities continue to be the key elements of the asset class. The MSIM Global Listed Infrastructure Team explores.

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Sustainable Investing  •  16-Nov-2023

Cutting Through Labels’ Noise in the Sustainable Bond Market: The Merits of a Research-Driven Framework 

Fixed Income Team
The Fixed Income team actively engages with Green Bond market players to promote robust sustainable financing frameworks that help effectively catalyse capital towards environmentally and socially impactful projects, transparent disclosures, and reporting.

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Calvert  •  13-Nov-2023

Navigating global change as investors 

Calvert Research and Management
What does global change mean for long-term investing and how should you respond? Get answers from an industry leader.

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PATH  •  10-Nov-2023

Is the Fed losing patience? 

Jim Caron
With bond yields near 5%, US GDP coming in at 4.9% in 3Q and volatility increasing, we have reduced both risk and our duration underweight. We believe that the Fed may be losing patience and the risk of another hike is higher than reflected in current valuations.

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Market Monitor  •  06-Nov-2023

Market Monitor – November 2023 

Get a quick overview and dive into market data with our comprehensive, visual review of global economic and asset class performance presented in charts and graphs.

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Caron's Corner  •  06-Nov-2023  •  6:31 Min

From the Big Bad Wolf to Goldilocks – Is it Different this Time? 

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Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Alternatives  •  02-Nov-2023  •  27:58 Min

Neha Champaneria Markle on Private Equity Fast Pitch Podcast 

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Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Head of Private Equity Solutions Neha Champaneria Markle joins Private Equity Fast Pitch’s Jeff Henningsen to talk about where she sees opportunity in the current environment, her team’s investment process, as well as her career trajectory and advice for those just starting out.

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Sustainable Investing  •  01-Nov-2023

2023 Fixed Income Engagement Report 

Rachel Smith, Barbara Calvi
In its annual Engagement Report, the Fixed Income organisation provides details on how their investment teams are working with bond issuers on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues to help generate better financial and sustainability outcomes.

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Caron's Corner  •  01-Nov-2023  •  6:23 Min

FOMC Recap: Is the Fed Focusing on Asset Prices Through Financial Conditions? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  31-Oct-2023

Climate Change is Here… And So Is the Need to Embrace Sustainability in Real Estate 

Laurel Durkay, Mona Benisi
The MSIM Global Listed Real Assets Team explores why investing sustainably matters in real estate, who is setting the priorities for sustainability, how we integrate ESG into real estate investing and where we see sustainability trends evolving.

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Calvert  •  31-Oct-2023

Calvert’s Approach to Investing in the Energy Transition 

Calvert Research and Management
The energy transition will be complex, but in our view it’s this complexity that creates a rich opportunity set for investors intent on making a positive global impact, in addition to pursuing solid financial returns.

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Calvert  •  31-Oct-2023

As Corporate DEI Performance Improves, Calvert’s Methodology for Evaluating DEI Issues Builds on Those Gains 

Calvert Research and Management
This paper discusses how as corporate DEI performance improves, Calvert refines its methodology to recognize those gains and promote improvement, thus helping to identify leaders and improvers. It discusses the Calvert Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Index Series and the strategies derived from them, and notes that Calvert’s DEI indexes have each outperformed their broad market benchmark since inception as of September 2023.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  31-Oct-2023

Another October Shocker: Déjà Vu? 

Fixed Income Team
Fixed income markets remain challenging, making it difficult to have a high degree of confidence about what will come in 2024. What does it mean for investors?

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Market Alert  •  31-Oct-2023  •  5:14 Min

Market Alert with Andrew Slimmon 

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Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Global Equity Observer  •  30-Oct-2023

Walled Gardens: The Slow Burn AI Winners 

Bruno Paulson
Alongside the early winners of the AI gold rush, the International Equity Team believes there are others for whom the benefits of GenAI will take longer to emerge but will be significant over time. These “slow burners” will not only generate value from AI, but also have the pricing power to hang on to the resulting benefits. This challenge is easier in relatively closed systems, or “Walled Gardens,” that include proprietary data.

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