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Liquidity Watch  •  15-Oct-2020  •  5:06 Min

Cash Investment Guide for a Low Interest Rate Environment 

Brian Buck
Brian Buck, Executive Director Morgan Stanley Global Liquidity, highlights content from the Liquidity Investment Guide, a comprehensive review of liquidity investment options as well as possible portfolio allocation strategies available to our investors. Listen now.

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Market Insights  •  30-Sep-2020

Central Banks Remain on Hold 

Global Liquidity Team
As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept the range for the federal funds rate unchanged at the conclusion of its September meeting, while affirming rates will remain unchanged until employment and inflation targets are met.

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Market Insights  •  17-Sep-2020

Central Banks Continue to Hold, but Ready to Act 

Global Liquidity Team
Although the Fed did not hold a formal meeting in August, Chairman Powell outlined revisions to its monetary policy strategy at the annual Jackson Hole symposium. See our discussion of what happened in August and how our portfolios are positioned.

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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 Insights  •  28-Apr-2020

Central Banks to the Rescue 

Global Liquidity Team
Central banks acted expeditiously to stave off economic impacts from COVID-19. A discussion of what actions were taken and how our portfolios are positioned.

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Market Insights  •  24-Feb-2020

Central Banks Start New Decade on Hold 

Global Liquidity Team
The first FOMC meeting of 2020 was mostly a non-event, as Chairman Powell reiterated his view that the current policy is “appropriate,” and that without any material change in the data going forward, it will likely remain unchanged.

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Market Insights  •  31-Dec-2019

Central Banks Close the Year on a Quieter Note 

Global Liquidity Team
As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) kept the range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 1.50%-1.75% during its December meeting.

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Market Insights  •  18-Dec-2019

A Quieter Month for Central Banks 

Global Liquidity Team
All is quiet on the interest rate front, as the U.S. Federal Reserve indicates their monetary policy is “well calibrated” and global central banks take a breather.

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2020 Outlook  •  18-Dec-2019

Liquidity Outlook: Fed 2020: Raising the Monetary Policy Bar 

Global Liquidity Team
All is quiet on the interest rate front, as the U.S. Federal Reserve indicates their monetary poliAfter a “mid-cycle adjustment” last year, expectations are for the Fed to adopt a “wait and see” strategy in 2020. What will this mean for markets? The Global Liquidity team explains.

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Market Insights  •  31-Oct-2019

Fed Cuts Again, but is a Pause on the Horizon? 

Global Liquidity Team
The FOMC lowered the target rate by 0.25% on October 30th, its third rate decrease of the year. However, it appears likely that the Fed will pause and make no further rate adjustments until a “material change” in economic data dictates a change in policy.

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Sustainable Investing  •  14-Jan-2019

About the Investment Management Sustainability Council 

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

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