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Market Pulse  •  03-Aug-2020  •  5:17 Min

On the Contrary, the Dollar Is Still Strong, but Weakening Is on the Horizon 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Alert  •  30-Jul-2020  •  4:30 Min

In Spite of Summer, the Market Tends to be Neither Hot nor Humid in August 

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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Insight Article  •  30-Jul-2020

Fishing for Stocks in China 

Kristian Heugh, Marc Fox
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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PATH  •  30-Jul-2020  •  3:00 Min

Coronavirus: More stimulus to support economy and climate policy [Audio] 

Andrew Harmstone, Christian Goldsmith
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  29-Jul-2020

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: The Fed Keeps Rates Low While the Dollar Weakens 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today.

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Insight Article  •  28-Jul-2020

Where To Next: A Framework For Resilience 

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The AIP Private Markets team explains their framework for selecting companies and constructing a portfolio that seeks to withstand changes in the economic cycle.

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Insight Article  •  27-Jul-2020

AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team Review and Outlook 

Christopher Morser
The AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team provides its view on recent performance of the hedge fund industry and its outlook for hedge fund strategies going forward.

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Market Pulse  •  27-Jul-2020  •  3:41 Min

Procyclical Forces Weaken the U.S. Dollar  

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  24-Jul-2020

Equity Market Commentary - July 2020 

Andrew Slimmon
In his July TAKE, Andrew Slimmon discusses how behavioral finance again takes the front seat. Many investors remain pessimistic in spite of signs that in fact, 2020 could be a good year for equities.

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PATH  •  23-Jul-2020

Coronavirus: More stimulus to support economy and climate policy 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  21-Jul-2020

No, the Markets Aren't Crazy 

Ruchir Sharma
In his latest Tales From the Emerging World, Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, notes that though stock valuations have been inflated by lower interest rates, the market remains the best barometer of the economic cycle.

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Insight Video  •  20-Jul-2020

2Q2020 Review/Outlook: MS INVF Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jim Caron
Portfolio manager Jim Caron discusses how monetary and fiscal policies impacted markets during the second quarter – and what it means for the potential economic recovery to come.

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Market Pulse  •  20-Jul-2020  •  5:15 Min

A Weaker Dollar Can Benefit the Global Economy 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Insight Article  •  19-Jul-2020

MS Global Brands Equity Income - Targeting 4% 

International Equity Team
The Morgan Stanley Global Brands Equity Income Fund offers the ability to generate a reasonable level of income without sacrificing long-term performance; in our view, that’s income the right way.

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MACRO INSIGHT  •  17-Jul-2020

The Global Gaming Industry Takes Center Stage 

Sean Shaw, Steven Quattry, Jessica Whitt, Jorge Chirino
Video gaming is arguably on its way to becoming the world’s new favorite pastime, as advances in technology and new social formats are bringing an activity once considered fringe more deeply into the mainstream.

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Global Equity Observer  •  16-Jul-2020

Paying Up  

Dirk Hoffmann-Becking, Alex Gabriele
The payments industry is emerging as one of the most attractive parts of the Fintech world. The International Equity Team explains.

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Resilience  •  16-Jul-2020

Alternative Risk Premia: Taking Control of Your Exposures 

Patrick Reid, Gary Chan
ARP are factor-based sources of return that are rules-based and systematically derived. Many ARP seek to be market-neutral or risk-mitigating. Both may be appealing to investors focused on building resilient portfolios.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-Jul-2020

Can It, Will It, Continue? 

Global Fixed Income Team
With infection rates rising globally we ask whether the economic recovery can continue if health and employment concerns depress earnings and spending power.

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Market Pulse  •  13-Jul-2020  •  7:01 Min

The Global Economy Is Slowly Emerging From the Shadows 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Alert  •  09-Jul-2020  •  4:04 Min

The Reconnect, the NASDAQ Bubble and the Reemergence of Asian Tech 

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 Pulse  •  06-Jul-2020  •  6:36 Min

Will the Sizzle Fizzle? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  03-Jul-2020  •  03:27 Min

Coronavirus: A Critical Juncture [Audio] 

Andrew Harmstone, Christian Goldsmith
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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PATH  •  03-Jul-2020

Coronavirus: A Critical Juncture  

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
As we enter the second half of 2020, we reach a critical juncture. After an initial boost to the markets following the reopening of countries across the globe, further gains may prove harder to come by. We remain concerned about the risk of a second wave of COVID-19 in some regions. In this update we discuss the hidden damage to the economy from the pandemic that is beginning to show, as well as some political risks and potential bright spots on the horizon.

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Insight Article  •  01-Jul-2020

Climate Transition in a Portfolio Context: What Matters and What to Measure 

Portfolio Solutions Group
The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and the Portfolio Solutions Group examine the increasing trend of decarbonization in business and investment conversations, and explain why they believe this will give rise to compelling investment opportunities and affect the way that investors build and manage their portfolios.

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Sustainable Investing  •  30-Jun-2020

All Green Bonds Are Not Created Equal 

Navindu Katugampola, Barbara Calvi
The universe of “sustainable bonds” spans a broad set of categories, creating a confusing mosaic for investors to decipher, and leading to accusations of “greenwashing” by critics. The Global Fixed Income Sustainable Investing team explores how they look through the labelling to critically assess sustainable bond issuance within their investment process.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  30-Jun-2020

Equity Market Commentary - June 2020 

Andrew Slimmon
Is the tech sector in bubble territory like it was back in 2000? “Maybe so”, says Andrew Slimmon, “but we believe there are still plenty of reasonably priced names out there.”

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  30-Jun-2020

Stars Aligned for Higher Inflation 

Sergei Parmenov, Cyril Moulle-Berteaux
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: "Stars Aligned for Higher Inflation."

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Market Pulse  •  29-Jun-2020  •  7:00 Min

Policy or Pandemic: Which Will Drive Asset Prices? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Sustainable Investing  •  25-Jun-2020

ESG and Trends in Reserves Management 

There is a growing interest in ESG assets amongst central bank reserve managers, a new survey by Morgan Stanley Investment Management and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) finds.

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Resilience  •  24-Jun-2020

Alternative Lending and the Resilient Consumer 

Kenneth Michlitsch
Fintech-driven alternative lending exhibited resilience during the acute initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent data supports continued optimism.

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Investment Insight  •  24-Jun-2020

Post-Crisis Private Markets Investing 

Portfolio Solutions Group
In light of the extraordinary market disruption due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PSG team considers the broader potential impacts of the current crisis on private markets and describes potential areas of investment opportunity going forward in the post-crisis environment.

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Market Pulse  •  22-Jun-2020  •  3:45 Min

Q3 2020: Better? Yes. But Good Enough? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  19-Jun-2020

Active Management in Fixed Income: Now More than Ever  

Jim Caron
Given that interest rates are near zero, or negative, in many countries for the foreseeable future, will bonds be useful diversifiers in portfolios? Jim Caron, Global Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, thinks “yes” but the key is an actively managed focus on alpha.

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PATH  •  19-Jun-2020  •  03:05 Min

Coronavirus: Fundamental weaknesses begin to hit home [Audio] 

Andrew Harmstone, Christian Goldsmith
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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PATH  •  18-Jun-2020

Coronavirus: Fundamental weaknesses begin to hit home  

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  15-Jun-2020  •  8:12 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-Jun-2020

The Tide Turns: It’s More than Hope 

Global Fixed Income Team
Despite unprecedented bad economic data and the uncertain course of the coronavirus, markets continued on an upward trajectory in May and rallied further.

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Resilience  •  15-Jun-2020

Long Short Equity Strategies: "Hedging" Your Bets 

Eric Stampfel
Amid the market uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, investors may be seeking ways to add resilience to their portfolios. Long-short equity strategies have the potential to deliver steady returns in volatile markets.

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Market Pulse  •  15-Jun-2020  •  5:48 Min

New Normal? No Such Thing. The Market is Just Establishing a New Range. 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Resilience  •  14-Jun-2020

Risk as a starting point — not an afterthought 

Andrew Harmstone
Dazzling investment returns make good headlines─as do spectacular investment crashes, such as the one triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic or the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009. But seldom do we read stories about resilient strategies that have excelled in managing volatility while delivering, competitive returns. Yet managing volatility is one of the keys to surviving a sharp market downturn.

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Global Equity Observer  •  12-Jun-2020

Unlocking the Future – The Post-COVID World 

William Lock, Bruno Paulson
As lockdown measures ease, the International Equity Team considers how the global pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a digital presence for companies.

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Market Alert  •  11-Jun-2020  •  3:59 Min

The Disconnect Between the Stock Market and the Economy 

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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Liquidity Watch  •  10-Jun-2020  •  3:51 Min

June FOMC Meeting Recap 

Brian Buck
Brian Buck, Executive Director Morgan Stanley Global Liquidity, discusses the latest messaging from the Federal Reserve about monetary policy, including interest rates, and the implications for short-term investors. Listen now.

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Consilient Observer  •  09-Jun-2020

The Math of Value and Growth 

Counterpoint Global
We show how corporate valuations change as we vary assumptions about growth, return on incremental invested capital, and the discount rate.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  09-Jun-2020

The Era After the Coronavirus 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, looks at the huge push the pandemic is giving his Four Ds—deglobalization, depopulation, declining productivity and rising government debt.

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Market Pulse  •  08-Jun-2020  •  6:31 Min

The Reopening Rally and the Fed’s Forward Guidance 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  05-Jun-2020

Coronavirus: Who is the ‘Smart Money’ Investor? 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  04-Jun-2020

Equity Market Commentary - May 2020 

Andrew Slimmon
Value stocks historically garner their biggest outperformance coming out of recessions. But investors' emotional conflict between recency bias and opportunity is more acute in this environment.

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PATH  •  04-Jun-2020  •  3:23 Min

Who is the ‘Smart Money’ Investor? [Audio] 

Christian Goldsmith, Andrew Harmstone
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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Liquidity Watch  •  03-Jun-2020  •  9:50 Min

Negative Interest Rates and the Implications for Money Market Funds  

Robert Leggett
Bob Leggett, Executive Director Morgan Stanley Global Liquidity, discusses considerations around negative interest rates and the implications for the money market fund industry. Listen now.

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Resilience  •  02-Jun-2020

Lessons from a 21-year-old Warren Buffett 

Kristian Heugh, Marc Fox
Investing in high-quality companies—at the right price—may grow investors’ wealth while potentially providing a level of reassurance in falling markets.

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Market Pulse  •  01-Jun-2020  •  6:36 Min

Follow the Money, Find the Performance 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Resilience  •  31-May-2020

How to Remain Resilient through a Downturn 

Investing in stocks is risky—but historically it’s been a risk worth taking.

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Convergence  •  30-May-2020

Sustainability Research 

Counterpoint Global
Counterpoint Global discusses how Sustainability Research is additive to their existing investment process and converges the pursuit of profits and purpose.

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Sustainability Insight  •  28-May-2020

Emily Chew Joins Morgan Stanley Investment Management 

Emily Chew has joined us as the Global Head of Sustainability for Investment Management.  Emily will lead our investment business’ sustainability strategy and governance efforts.

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Media Appearance  •  28-May-2020

Ruchir Sharma Authors Op-Ed in the New York Times 

Ruchir Sharma
In “How the Pandemic Is Turning Us Inward” Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, speculates about COVID-19’s ability to accelerate trends that were already underway.

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Market Pulse  •  28-May-2020  •  3:05 Min

In a High Yield Minute [Audio] 

Sarah Harrison
Corporate liquidity profiles have been severely challenged during the lockdown. Sarah Harrison, Head of European High Yield, believes the policy response in Europe so far has helped stem default rates, and further action has the potential to restore investor confidence in the European High Yield asset class. Listen now.

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Insight Article  •  27-May-2020

Alternative Risk Premia: Seeing the Whole Picture 

Patrick Reid, Eban Cucinotta
Alternative risk premia (ARP) is a newly coined industry category. While a convenient catchall term, it belies the heterogeneity of these strategies which can be risk-seeking, risk-mitigating and anywhere in between. Recent press has thrown a spotlight on ARP strategies, but it fails to tell the whole story.

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Sustainable Investing  •  26-May-2020

Asset Owners See Sustainability as Core to the Future of Investing 

Morgan Stanley’s second Sustainable Signals survey of institutional asset owners provides key insights on current trends in sustainable investing.

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Market Pulse  •  26-May-2020

The Breadth of the Market Is Encouraging 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Press Release  •  21-May-2020

Ecwid Secures $42 Million to Democratize Access to E-Commerce Solutions for Small Businesses 

Robert Bassman, David N Miller, Pete Chung
Ecwid, a leading global software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-commerce company, today announced a funding round of $42 million led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and PeakSpan Capital. Ecwid provides online selling solutions for small businesses and enables them to establish a digital storefront in a matter of hours.

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Resilience  •  21-May-2020

Our Formula for Earnings Resilience 

Laura Bottega
In our view, “the formula” for successful investing consists of two critical elements: pricing power and recurring revenues.

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Resilience  •  21-May-2020

Resilient by Design 

William Lock, Laura Bottega
In this changing world, today and beyond the pandemic, global equity investors should be looking for companies that are resilient and portfolio management teams that can find them.

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Consilient Observer  •  20-May-2020

Myth Busting, Popular Delusions, and the Variant Perception 

Counterpoint Global
We address four myths or popular delusions in the investment industry.

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Insight Article  •  20-May-2020

An Introduction to Alternative Lending 

Kenneth Michlitsch
As investors grapple with the portfolio implications of a global pandemic, fintech-driven alternative lending may offer attractive absolute and risk-adjusted return characteristics. An allocation to this nascent private credit asset class may provide exposure to a secular shift in the way consumers and small businesses access capital.

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Market Pulse  •  18-May-2020  •  5:59 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  18-May-2020  •  6:32 Min

Never Say Never: The Pros and Cons of Negative Interest Rates 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Resilience  •  18-May-2020

Resilient Companies Build Resilient Supply Chains 

Vishal Gupta
The coronavirus pandemic appears to be accelerating supply chain localization/diversification as companies seek to boost their resilience to global shocks say our Emerging Markets Leaders team.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-May-2020

The Long and Winding Road 

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There may be many twists and turns on the road to full economic recovery, but the longer your investment horizon, the more confident we believe you should be.

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Global Equity Observer  •  15-May-2020

The COVID-19 Accelerator 

Dirk Hoffmann-Becking, Nic Sochovsky
Will COVID-19 be a great accelerator of existing forces and trends? The International Equity team explores.

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Market Alert  •  14-May-2020  •  3:42 Min

The Stock Market Looks Forward, So What Does It See Now? 

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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Insight Article  •  14-May-2020

Emerging Markets Debt Outlook: Surviving Outside the Tent 

Sahil Tandon, Soledad Lopez, Mariano Pando
Has the imminent demise of Emerging Markets been greatly exaggerated once again? Find out what the Emerging Markets Debt Team thinks.

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Market Pulse  •  13-May-2020

Where Are Bond Yields Going? It depends on what part of the curve you are asking about.  

Jim Caron
The goal of the Fed’s policy response function is to prevent the liquidity crisis brought on by Covid-19 from becoming a solvency crisis. Jim Caron reviews the impact on bond yields.

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Market Pulse  •  11-May-2020

Jobs Report: Is the Worst Behind Us? [Audio] 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  07-May-2020

Why Markets Are Partying Through the Pandemic 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, explains why stock markets are rallying amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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Market Pulse  •  07-May-2020  •  4:31 Min

Bank of England Update and U.K. Outlook [Audio] 

Anton Heese
Anton Heese, European Macro Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, offers his perspective on the May 7 Bank of England Monetary Policy Decision. Listen now.

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PATH  •  06-May-2020  •  3:27 Min

Coronavirus: Calm waters for now, but storm clouds on the horizon [Audio] 

Christian Goldsmith, Andrew Harmstone
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  04-May-2020  •  8:51 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  04-May-2020  •  4:30 Min

The Risks Ahead: An Historically Weak Jobs Report & New U.S./China Tensions 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Press Release  •  04-May-2020

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s AIP Private Markets Team Expands $800 Million Impact Investing Platform with Global Climate Impact Fund 

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Alternative Investment Partners Private Markets, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced it has built upon its $800 million impact investing platform by closing on a fund which will focus on climate solutions. The $110 million fund seeks to address critical climate issues including global warming and pollution, depleting resources and eco diversity.

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Insight Video  •  04-May-2020

Applied Equity Advisors Investment Process  

Leslie Delany, Andrew Slimmon
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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Insight Article  •  01-May-2020

Secondaries v2.0: The Era of Transformation 

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

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PATH  •  01-May-2020  •  2:57 Min

Coronavirus: A look at safe havens [Audio] 

Christian Goldsmith, Andrew Harmstone
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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Sustainable Investing  •  30-Apr-2020

The Butterfly Effect & COVID-19: Six Implications for Sustainable Investing in an Interconnected World 

Navindu Katugampola
COVID-19 is a disruption event with enormous personal, societal and economic repercussions. As fixed income investors, we are watching six implications of the pandemic for sustainable investing.

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Market Pulse  •  30-Apr-2020  •  3:12 Min

European Central Bank Update: Flexibility and Fragmentation [Audio] 

Anton Heese
Anton Heese, European Macro Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, offers his perspective on the European Central Bank’s April 30 announcement. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  29-Apr-2020

The Fed: Playing a Strong Hand but Unwilling to Show Their Cards 

Jim Caron
On April 29 the Fed indicated the need to keep credit flowing, for both for businesses and individuals. To date most of the Fed’s actions are supporting credit in the business sector, to the point where we do not believe the Fed has done enough with respect to consumer credit, particularly in light of their statements about keeping credit flowing to the “real economy.” Jim Caron looks at a Fed that is playing a strong hand, but unwilling to show all its cards.

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Insight Article  •  29-Apr-2020

Fintech Continues to Disrupt Consumer Lending 

Kenneth Michlitsch
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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Market Alert  •  27-Apr-2020  •  3:51 Min

Market Alert with Andrew Slimmon: Stocks…Yes! Market…No! 

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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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Market Pulse  •  27-Apr-2020  •  4:51 Min

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: A Big Week for Global Central Banks 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  24-Apr-2020  •  3:16 Min

Coronavirus: Monetary and Fiscal Policy - Is the Kitchen Sink Enough? [Audio] 

Andrew Harmstone
Andrew Harmstone shares the GBaR team’s latest market views with a focus on the impact of coronavirus.

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Market Pulse  •  23-Apr-2020  •  04:24 Min

EM Leaders: Looking to Future Growth [Audio] 

Vishal Gupta
Vishal Gupta, Portfolio Manager on the Global Emerging Markets team, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the Emerging Markets Leaders strategy. Listen now.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  23-Apr-2020

Equity Market Commentary - April 2020  

Andrew Slimmon
Yield curve signals. Bear markets. The “Reopening of the Economy” versus “Stay at Home” stocks. Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisor team, covers these topics – and much more.

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Insight Article  •  23-Apr-2020

1Q2020 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jim Caron
The first quarter ended in a far different place than where the year started. Portfolio Jim Caron reflects on how these unexpected developments impacted the portfolio, and offers his perspective on what’s to come.

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Market Pulse  •  23-Apr-2020  •  2:56 Min

The Case for EM in the Post-Pandemic World [Audio]  

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Head of Macroeconomic Research on the Global Emerging Markets team and portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Breakout Nations and Active International Allocation strategies, provides timely insights on why we believe now is the time for emerging market equities. Listen now.

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Insight Article  •  21-Apr-2020

Hedge Fund Investing through a Pandemic 

Christopher Morser
The AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team provides its view on recent performance of the hedge fund industry and its outlook for hedge fund strategies going forward.

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Market Pulse  •  20-Apr-2020  •  6:21 Min

Whatever It Takes: Loan Programs, Oil & the Reopening of America 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  20-Apr-2020

Recent Fed Actions: Implications for the High Yield Market  

Global Fixed Income Team
The Fed’s involvement in the high yield market is unprecedented, so there is no prior history to look back upon as a guide. The Global High Yield team explores how the action could impact investors.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  16-Apr-2020

The End of the Beginning 

Global Fixed Income Team
We’re hopeful that policy actions will help the economy return to normal as the health crisis recedes. But it remains unknown how deep and protracted the downturn will be as we’re held hostage to the path of the virus.

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Market Pulse  •  15-Apr-2020

Allocating Fixed Income Assets Through the Great Unknown 

Christian Roth
We are facing a health crisis the likes of which we have not witnessed for close to a century. A seismic move to de-risk portfolios has created volatility and illiquidity not seen since 2008, and it is against this uncertain backdrop we invest today. Read more about the Global Fixed Income Team’s best thinking.

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Consilient Observer  •  14-Apr-2020

Dispersion and Alpha Conversion 

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An investor’s success requires both skill and opportunity. We look at how investors can express skill and use dispersion to measure the opportunity set.

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Market Pulse  •  13-Apr-2020  •  6:36 Min

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: The Alphabet Soup of Liquidity & Solvency 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  09-Apr-2020

Fixed Income Market Update 

Michael Kushma, Katie Herr
The Global Fixed Income team presented an update on the Fixed Income Market on 9 April 2020.

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Market Alert  •  08-Apr-2020  •  3:35 Min

Is the Bear Headed for Hibernation Soon? 

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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PATH  •  08-Apr-2020

Coronavirus: Markets’ excessive optimism 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
In this article, the GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning in light of the spreading impact of the coronavirus.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  07-Apr-2020

The Strange Shape of the Coronavirus Crash 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, makes the case for great opportunities in emerging markets in the After Coronavirus world.

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Market Pulse  •  06-Apr-2020  •  4:27 Min

Credit Beat with Joseph Mehlman 

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Joseph Mehlman, Head of U.S. Credit, provides timely insights on the fast-changing world of U.S. credit markets. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  06-Apr-2020  •  4:44 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.