Active management.
Client-oriented solutions.
We actively manage capital across public and private markets worldwide, working to create alpha for our portfolios and results for our clients. Our long-tenured professionals aim to provide unique market insights, single-sector and multi-asset strategies, and custom solutions.
Media Appearance
Rui de Figueiredo on Bloomberg TV – Volatility Picking Up
Macro Insight
I Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

Capabilities Across the Asset Class Spectrum

International Equity
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.
Manager Q & A
Q&A with William Lock
Jan 31, 2017
William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
Market Outlook
Taking Stock
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.
Private Real Estate Investing
Private Real Estate Strategy


Capability : Real Assets
Team : Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
Macro Insight
Asia Real Estate Outlook
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.
Investment Insight
Core Investing for the Long Run
Mar 01, 2017
Arguing that short-term risks are limited, the Real Estate Research & Strategy team discusses in this paper the attractiveness of core real estate and why investors should focus on the long run.

We seek high-quality assets, irrespective of property type or location.

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
Global Fixed Income
Investment Insight
Outlook and Review of Global Fixed Income Opportunities
Aug 01, 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.
Investment Insight
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.

We believe that in the long run value prevails and research wins.

Global Fixed Income Team
Global Emerging Markets Equity
Macro Insight
8 Trends for 2017 as Globalization Goes into Reverse
Mar 01, 2017
The globalization trends that once drove economic growth and markets are in retreat. Ruchir Sharma looks at the key themes that are emerging as protectionism rises.
Macro Insight
Buy Local: Why Domestic Companies Offer the Best Opportunities in EM
Ashutosh Sinha discusses how the team seeks pockets of growth amidst the changing landscape of emerging markets.
Media Appearance
Ruchir Sharma on CNBC
Feb 08, 2017
During a CNBC appearance, Ruchir Sharma provides his outlook on the markets in what he calls the new age of deglobalization.

In-depth Market Research

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”.
Investment Insight
The EDGE: Autonomous Vehicles
Aug 31, 2017
The Growth Team researches autonomous vehicles, which are rapidly progressing from the realm of science fiction to reality and could change our conception of personal transportation.

Who We Serve

Defined Benefit Plans

With four decades of asset management experience, we offer a broad range of investment strategies and outcome-oriented solutions to help private and public pension plan fiduciaries outperform their benchmarks, implement asset/liability strategies, manage risk and address the unique needs of their plan's beneficiaries.

Defined Contribution Plans

We believe that our award-winning active investment funds, spanning both traditional and alternative investment strategies, may enable plan sponsors to enhance the quality and diversity of the investment options that they provide to their participants to help them achieve their personal financial goals.

Endowments and Foundations

We specialize in designing and managing custom and commingled investment solutions to help managers of endowments and foundations achieve their return requirements, mitigate macroeconomic and financial risks and, whenever possible, devote more of their time to furthering the overall mission of their organizations.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Our innovative products, market insights and investment solutions capabilities enable us to address the unique needs of Sovereign Wealth Funds around the world.

Insurance Companies

Effective partnership for the long term requires both indepth regulatory knowledge as well as specialist investment expertise. We favor a consultative approach, designed to meet the unique needs of insurance companies.


We scan the landscape constantly for opportunities aimed at enhancing the firm's ability to deliver superior investment performance; deepen our commitment to a best-in-class investment culture; and exceed our clients' expectations.

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