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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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Insight Article  •  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 Calvert 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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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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Insight audio  •  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? 

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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  •  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 

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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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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Caron's Corner  •  30-Oct-2023  •  7:01 Min

Is the Fed Losing Patience and Is the Market Underpricing Another Rate Hike? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  30-Oct-2023

The Opportune Time for Climate Growth Investing 

Vikram Raju, Jake Van Koevering
In this piece, Vikram Raju, Head of Climate Investing for Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Equity, and Jake Van Koevering, Lead Investment Principal on the 1GT Team, discuss the opportunity in Private Equity climate growth investing.

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Market Monitor  •  26-Oct-2023

Credit Market Monitor – Q3 2023 

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

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Consilient Observer  •  24-Oct-2023

Total Shareholder Return: Linking The Drivers of Total Returns to Fundamentals 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
We study the sources of total shareholder return (TSR) and tie them to underlying economic principles. This is useful to assess the prospective returns of a stock and to create a framework for flagging value traps. The analysis reveals that few investors in the stocks of companies that pay dividends earned the TSR and refutes the common belief that dividends contribute to capital accumulation. This framework gives investors a checklist of drivers and the tools to assess them.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  24-Oct-2023

Navigating Emerging Markets Healthcare Trends 

Jitania Kandhari, Amay Hattangadi
Healthcare in emerging markets is underpenetrated, and as income levels rise, there is growing demand for better insurance providers and healthcare services. Private hospital groups, insurance companies and medical tourism providers can expect pockets of growth in response to these changing dynamics. Amay Hattangadi and Jitania Kandhari of the Emerging Markets Equity team explore.

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Insight Article  •  13-Oct-2023

Record Wide NAV discounts: Time to buy listed real estate? 

Laurel Durkay, Simon Robson Brown, Christopher Fremantle
Explore whether it is time to buy listed real estate stocks, given the near-record wide net asset value discounts, from the Global Listed Real Assets Team.

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Insight Article  •  11-Oct-2023

Clean Technology and the Paradox of Progress 

Jim Caron, Li Zhang, Kian Masters
Clean technology is critical for reaching net-zero, but its own sustainability risks should not be ignored. Read the latest from our Portfolio Solutions Group for their views on what these risks include and how to best mitigate them.

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Market Monitor  •  10-Oct-2023

Floating-Rate Loan Market Monitor – Q3 2023 

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

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Insight Article  •  09-Oct-2023

An Introduction to Alternative Lending 

Kenneth Michlitsch
As investors seek to diversify their portfolio exposures beyond traditional assets, alternative lending may offer attractive absolute and risk-adjusted return characteristics.

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Caron's Corner  •  09-Oct-2023  •  4:31 Min

Is it Finally Time to Get Long of Bonds? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Market Monitor  •  09-Oct-2023

Emerging Markets Debt Monitor – Q3 2023 

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

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Global Equity Observer  •  06-Oct-2023

Finding Diamonds in the Rough? Searching for Quality in Financials 

Isabelle Mast
Financials is a value sector – typically cheap and quite frequently not so cheerful. Or is it? We believe that select high quality companies within financials do exist and make excellent candidates for our portfolios. Well-managed companies with strong intangible assets in balance-sheet light subsectors such as exchanges, payments and insurance niches can achieve the combination of high returns, moderate cyclicality and recurring revenues that we favour.

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PATH  •  05-Oct-2023

Is the worst of the monetary policy behind us? 

Andrew Harmstone, Jim Caron
As equity markets fell for a second month and yields climbed to new heights, we remain aligned with our portfolios’ risk objectives while prioritizing diversification. See the implications of the Fed’s policies amid concerns of a potential recession.

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Market Monitor  •  04-Oct-2023

Market Monitor – October 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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Resilience  •  03-Oct-2023

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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Caron's Corner  •  02-Oct-2023  •  4:13 Min

Yields Up, Everything Else Down – How Does it End? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  30-Sep-2023

September Slump! A "Real" Story 

Fixed Income Team
After modest underperformance in August, bond yields across the world rose dramatically in September. Is it real? The Broad Market Fixed Income team explores.

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Calvert  •  30-Sep-2023

Reshaping Worker Expectations: From the Great Resignation to the Great Reshuffle 

Yija Chen
In this second paper of our 2023 gender diversity series, we examine changes in the makeup of the U.S. labor force and workforce that occurred partly because of the pandemic—in particular, the effects on women workers. We also explore these trends among other developed economies and offer perspectives on how companies can recruit and retain workers in this new era.

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Consilient Observer  •  26-Sep-2023

Trading Stages in the Company Life Cycle 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
The life cycle captures the stages of a company’s existence, from birth to growth to maturation to decline. Knowing where a company is in its life cycle is helpful for assessing capital allocation, financing costs, governance, and valuation. In this report, we use the cash flow statement to place companies in the proper stage. We then show the average characteristics of companies in each stage, their rates of transition between stages, and the past shareholder returns of each transition cohort.

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Insight Video  •  22-Sep-2023

Listen to Vikram Raju ION Influencers Fireside Chat Series 

Vikram Raju
Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Head of Climate Private Equity Investment Vikram Raju joins ION Analytics’ Giovanni Amodeo to talk about climate investing opportunities for the ION Influencers fireside chat series.

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Sustainable Investing  •  20-Sep-2023

Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Finance Summit Digest 

Global Listed Real Assets Team
The recent 2023 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Finance Summit brought together some of Investment Management’s leading thinkers, research analysts and portfolio managers to discuss and debate contemporary issues related to sustainability. Here is a compendium of the key takeaways.

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Caron's Corner  •  20-Sep-2023  •  9:43 Min

FOMC Recap: A Hawkish Fed - Good for Inflation but Bad for Markets? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  20-Sep-2023

The Nuclear Revival: Embracing a Clean, Reliable and Safe Source of Energy 

Steven Quattry
Given the challenges of achieving “net zero” through the current global energy mix, nuclear is expected to become a more favored alternative and play a key role in a coordinated global energy transition.

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Insight Video  •  15-Sep-2023

The Case for Stable Risk-Adjusted Returns - Video 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, CIO of the Portfolio Solutions Group, discusses the benefits of investing in dynamic multi-asset strategies in today’s market environment.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  13-Sep-2023

Equity Market Commentary - September 2023 

Andrew Slimmon
In his September TAKE, Senior Portfolio Manager Andrew Slimmon presents thoughts about what could be ahead for equities as the market heads into the last quarter of the year.

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Insight Article  •  13-Sep-2023

The MSIM Quantitative Credit Strategy Model 

Anton Heese and Matas Vala
Our proprietary MSIM Quantitative Credit Strategy model helps inform us about the relative attractiveness of key credit markets.

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Insight Video  •  12-Sep-2023

American Resilience 

International Equity
A portfolio of high quality, well managed American companies with something extraordinary – resilience. American Resilience. As strong as you are.

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Caron's Corner  •  11-Sep-2023  •  8:29 Min

The R-Stars Align for Higher Dots: Allocating Global Assets Accordingly 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  07-Sep-2023

How Higher Yields and Growing Alpha Opportunities May Lift Hedge Funds 

AIP Hedge Fund Team
The MSIM Hedge Fund Team explores the ways in which hedge funds may directly benefit from a higher cash yield environment making them compelling options as sources of returns and diversification.

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Market Monitor  •  07-Sep-2023

Market Monitor – September 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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PATH  •  05-Sep-2023

Hard Walk Towards a Soft Landing 

Andrew Harmstone, Jim Caron
A hawkish Fed appears more concerned with bringing inflation down, than the prospect of recession. With a cooling labour market, slowing conditions, but consumers still appearing resilient, we believe we are taking a hard walk towards a soft landing.

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Sustainable Investing  •  01-Sep-2023

Fixed Income Engagement Strategy: Integrated, Insightful, Influential 

Barbara Calvi, Anuj Gulati
As active asset managers with a focus on long-term value creation and responsible stewardship, effective engagement is a critical part of our investment process and fiduciary obligations.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  01-Sep-2023

Higher for longer, yes, but not much higher 

Fixed Income Team
The Broad Markets Fixed Income team explains why they believe we are still close to the end of the rate hiking cycle, but why rates may remain range bound until the data proves otherwise.

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Sustainable Investing  •  31-Aug-2023

Unlocking the Value of Nature through Partnership, Technology & Finance 

Navindu Katugampola
Approximately 50% of global GDP is dependent in some shape or form on nature, but as nature is being depleted we face the loss of an estimated $10 trillion worth of economic reward by 2050. Navindu Katugampola, Global Head of Sustainability at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, spoke with Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer of the WWF, about the role of investors and asset managers. Read the key takeaways here.

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Sustainable Investing  •  31-Aug-2023

Governance Opportunities and Risks, Amidst ESG Backlash 

Gwen Le Berre
Parametric’s head of responsible investing, takes part in a panel discussing the US political environment for ESG investing.

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Sustainable Investing  •  31-Aug-2023

The Energy Transition Opportunity in Emerging Markets 

Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson, Head of Sustainability and Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equity, discusses energy transition opportunities with India’s largest independent power producer.

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Sustainable Investing  •  31-Aug-2023

Sustainable Logistics and Decarbonizing Real Estate Efforts Across the Globe 

Laurel Durkay
Head of Global Listed Real Assets, Laurel Durkay, shares her insights on environmental, social, and governance factors across real estate sectors and geographies at Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Finance Summit.

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Sustainable Investing  •  31-Aug-2023

Engagement & Stewardship MSIM Cross–Asset Class Perspectives 

Barbara Calvi, Thomas Kamei, Mona Benisi, Marte Borhaug
The ESG lead for our Fixed Income, Counterpoint Global, Real Assets and International Equity teams discuss how they incorporate ESG and sustainability into their work, and what collaboration means to them.

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Sustainable Investing  •  31-Aug-2023

Data and Disclosure: The Current Challenges with Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data 

Varun Mehta and Andrew Ford
Greenhouse gas emissions data, especially for Scope 3, isn’t where it needs to be. At Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Finance Summit, Varun Mehta, Head of Investment Management Sustainability Data & Technology, discussed with his panellists GHG data’s challenges and outlook.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  29-Aug-2023

Global Real Estate: One Size Doesn't Fit All 

Jitania Kandhari, Audrey Muhirwa
While U.S. residential market dynamics are favorable with strong employment and low loan delinquencies, real estate in other developed economies faces vulnerabilities. China’s struggling property market remains a drag on its economy, but in many other emerging economies increased affordability, shifts in global trade and limited supply will create opportunities explains Jitania Kandhari, Head of Macro & Thematic Research, Emerging Markets Equity Team.

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Caron's Corner  •  28-Aug-2023  •  7:54 Min

A Hawkish Hold? Our Asset Allocation Decisions Amid Cloudy Skies 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  28-Aug-2023

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: An Argument for Long-term Thinking 

William Lock, Annabel Stanford
While society may be driven by immediate rewards, the International Equity team would argue that patience in investing leads to enduring results and positive long-term investment outcomes.

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Caron's Corner  •  21-Aug-2023  •  6:14 Min

From Jackson Hole to the Rabbit Hole: Is a Recession in the Cards? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  18-Aug-2023

Investment Outlook for Indian Retailers 

Vishal Gupta, Ritesh Gupta
Indian retail is not a single, homogeneous market but an array of hundreds of smaller markets with differing local tastes. The Emerging Market Leaders team takes a look at the keys to success.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  14-Aug-2023

Equity Market Commentary - August 2023 

Andrew Slimmon
Responding to questions from those on the front lines, in his August TAKE, Senior Portfolio Manager Andrew Slimmon shares his thoughts for what could be ahead for the equity markets.

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EDGE  •  09-Aug-2023

Disruptive Change Research 

Counterpoint Global
Counterpoint Global looks back across almost two decades of dedicated research on disruption—and the ways it reinforces our long-term mindset, helps us manage risk and reduce errors of omission. Diving into studies of digital advertising, cloud computing and the approaching wave of AI, the team reviews both how we approach disruptive change research and how that research has benefited Counterpoint Global in capitalizing on unique investment opportunities.

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Caron's Corner  •  07-Aug-2023  •  7:15 Min

An Age-Old Question: Can the Market Handle Higher Bond Yields? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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PATH  •  07-Aug-2023

Managing assets through higher rates 

Andrew Harmstone, Jim Caron
It may very well be the beginning of the end of the hiking cycle, as inflation continues to ease. However, we remain nimble and well-positioned to manage fat tail risks. Read here what it means for our portfolios.

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Market Monitor  •  04-Aug-2023

Market Monitor – August 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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Tales From the Emerging World  •  03-Aug-2023

Nigeria's New Dawn? 

Steve Quattry
Nigeria's new reform minded president looks to accelerate economic growth for Africa's largest economy, leading to investment opportunities targeting the rising consumer.

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Insight Article  •  02-Aug-2023

The Intersection of Virtual and Reality: Real Assets Benefit from Advancements in Artificial Intelligence 

Laurel Durkay
Data centers have benefitted significantly over the past two decades given the exponential growth in data. The advent of artificial intelligence is set to drive demand even further creating compelling investment opportunities in the REITs market.

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Market Monitor  •  02-Aug-2023

Credit Market Monitor – Q2 2023 

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

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  31-Jul-2023

We’re All Data Dependent Now 

Fixed Income Team
U.S. recession risk keeps receding, with many analysts, including the Fed research staff, now saying the highest probability scenario is no recession at all. But, despite this increased optimism, inflation has been behaving well. The Broad Markets Fixed Income team explains why this can be good for financial assets in their monthly outlook.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  31-Jul-2023

Has Japan Finally Exited Deflation? 

Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, Sergei Parmenov
MSIM's Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: "Has Japan Finally Exited Deflation?"

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Global Equity Observer  •  31-Jul-2023

Compounding Through the Hype 

Bruno Paulson, Emma Broderick
As artificial intelligence enters its next chapter, the early winners of the “AI gold rush” have been the semiconductor and cloud computing providers. But the surge in generative AI also included two surprises: the speed of consumer adoption and the lack of barriers to entry. While the full impact of AI remains unclear, the International Equity Team continues to invest through its high-quality lens, focusing on further opportunities in cost reduction and value creation, and with an eye on risks.

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Engagement Report  •  27-Jul-2023

Engage Summer 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  •  27-Jul-2023

How Multi-Manager Platforms Find Strength in Numbers 

AIP Hedge Fund Team
In recent years, multi-manager platforms (Multi-PMs) have completely transformed the hedge fund world. In this FAQ, we answer fundamental questions about these Multi-PMs. What are they and why are they attracting so many investors?

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Caron's Corner  •  26-Jul-2023  •  6:12 Min

Fed Recap: We Are All Now Data Dependent – Choppy Markets Ahead 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Market Alert  •  26-Jul-2023  •  7:10 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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Insight Article  •  26-Jul-2023

What are Avoided Emissions, and Why Should Companies and Investors Care? 

Vikram Raju, Adam Ross
In this piece, Vikram Raju, Head of Climate Investing for Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Equity, and Adam Ross, Principal on the 1GT Team, define Avoided Emissions, and why they play a crucial role in the path to net-zero.

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Consilient Observer  •  25-Jul-2023

Birth, Death, and Wealth Creation 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
We examine the demographics of public companies and their patterns of wealth creation. We focus on the last half century in the U.S. and review the “births” and “deaths” of public companies. We also discuss changes in market composition. Nearly 60 percent of companies have failed to create value, and 2 percent have created 90 percent of the aggregate wealth. This suggests two strategies for portfolio construction: seek broad diversification or aim to own the wealth creators.

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The Big Picture  •  25-Jul-2023

China's Past, Present and Future 

Jitania Kandhari
A closer look at China’s past, present and future, its transition from poverty under Marxist policies to the global powerhouse it is today, and its ongoing attempt to navigate the complex intersection of economic, technological and geopolitical realities to achieve its goals. Jitania Kandhari, Deputy CIO, Solutions & Multi Asset Group, explores.

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Caron's Corner  •  24-Jul-2023  •  6:18 Min

Potential Surprises? The Fed, ECB and BOJ Policy Meetings this Week 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Audio  •  18-Jul-2023  •  53:47 Min

Listen to Vikram Raju on the My Climate Journey Podcast 

Vikram Raju
In this piece, Vikram Raju, Head of Climate Investing for Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Equity, and Adam Ross, Principal on the 1GT Team, define Avoided Emissions, and why they play a crucial role in the path to net-zero.

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Caron's Corner  •  17-Jul-2023  •  5:51 Min

You’re In Good Shape for the Shape You Are In? Yield Curve vs. Recession 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  14-Jul-2023

Are we there yet? 

Fixed Income Team
Crunch time will arrive later in 2023 as the cumulative effects of central bank tightening continue to bite and residual strength from pandemic fiscal policy support wanes if not disappears. Recession risks remain, but in our view, remain overblown.

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Insight Article  •  12-Jul-2023

Institutional Real Estate, Inc.'s "FTSE Nareit U.S. Real Estate Indexes in Review & What's Next" 

Laurel Durkay
Head of Global Listed Real Assets Laurel Durkay, CFA, joined Nareit's John Worth, Executive Vice President of Research and Investor Outreach, to discuss second quarter 2023 U.S. REIT performance and upcoming trends to help viewers benchmark and analyze exposure. The one-hour webinar was moderated by Mike Consol, Senior Editor of Real Assets Adviser, and hosted by Nareit and Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

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Market Monitor  •  11-Jul-2023

Emerging Markets Debt Monitor – Q2 2023 

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

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Market Monitor  •  11-Jul-2023

Floating-Rate Loan Market Monitor – Q2 2023 

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

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Caron's Corner  •  10-Jul-2023  •  6:29 Min

In Through the Out Door: Does the Market have it Backwards? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Co-Lead Global Portfolio Manager and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Global Balanced Risk Control Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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PATH  •  06-Jul-2023

Precursors to a soft landing 

Andrew Harmstone, Jim Caron
Based on a slowing but resilient labour market and a policy stance that is more accommodative than tight relative to inflation, we increasingly expect a soft landing. See how we’re adjusting our tactical positioning in response.

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Market Monitor  •  06-Jul-2023

Market Monitor – July 2023 

Get a quick overview and dive into market data with our comprehensive, v