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Press Release

PPC Flexible Packaging buys Temkin International 

Nov 27, 2018 

PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and healthcare markets, today announced the acquisition of Payson, Utah–based Temkin International.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

(Trade) War – What is it good for? 

Nov 15, 2018 

(Trade) War – what is it good for? The International Equity Team evaluates.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

An October to Remember 

Nov 12, 2018 

October lived up to its infamous reputation for market volatility. What can we expect for the months ahead? The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views.
 
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Press Release

Samanage Raises $30M Series D Funding Round Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

Nov 08, 2018 

Samanage, the service success company, today announced a $30 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Samanage seeks to accelerate their exceptional year-over-year growth and expand their global market share in the IT Service Management (ITSM) industry.
 
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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises Approximately $400 Million for Eighth Private Growth Equity Fund 

Nov 05, 2018 

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), announced that it has closed on approximately $400 million of capital commitments for North Haven Expansion Equity LP and its related funds, exceeding its original fundraising target capital commitments by nearly $100 million.
 
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Market Pulse

Exploring the "Right-tail-risk": An Upside Surprise to Growth Expectations 

Nov 05, 2018 

Many are consumed with calling the next recession, but is stronger growth here to stay? Jim Caron discusses.
 
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Press Release

Neo4j Closes $80 Million in Series E Funding 

Nov 01, 2018 

Neo4j, the leader in graph databases, announced today that it has closed an $80 million Series E funding round led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and One Peak Partners.
 
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Investment Insight

Managed Futures as a Crisis Risk Offset Strategy 

Oct 26, 2018 

Crisis risk offset is a term used to describe a group of strategies that seek to perform well in the event of an equity market collapse. In this paper, the MSIM Managed Futures Team explains why an allocation to such non-correlated strategies has the potential to dampen the impact of equity market volatility and enhance the expected risk-adjusted returns of an investor’s portfolio.
 
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Global Equity Observer

Seeking Sustainability: Compounding and ESG 

Oct 18, 2018 

The International Equity Team explains why an ESG focus is essential for long-term compounding.
 
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Press Release

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises over $440 Million for North Haven Thai Private Equity 

Oct 12, 2018 

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, the Asia-focused private equity investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), today announced that it has secured over US$440 million in capital commitments for North Haven Thai Private Equity LP and its related funds, versus an initial target of US$300 million. The Fund was launched in partnership with Bangkok Bank, a market-leading Thai financial institution.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Engage 

Oct 12, 2018 

The inaugural edition of Engage, the International Equity Team’s new semi-annual update on their ESG engagement activity.
 
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Market Pulse

What's Going on in the Markets: A Bond's Eye View 

Oct 11, 2018 

Jim Caron discusses the recent market volatility and how there is a mathematical explanation.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Too Much of a Good Thing? 

Oct 10, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses if too much recent U.S. growth is still good for the global economy.
 
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Investment Insight

Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia 

Oct 08, 2018 

In much the same way that long-only investors have considered “passive” investing as a way to adjust their exposures efficiently and to reduce cost, alternatives investors have begun to explore systematic and index-based solutions—such as “alternative risk premia”—as a way to achieve those same objectives. In this paper, we seek to introduce the concept of alternative risk premia, explain how investors can access them, and present the potential benefits and drawbacks associated with them.
 
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Macro Insight

The U.S. Versus the Rest of the World: Divergence and Correction 

Oct 04, 2018 

Since late spring, there has been a sharp divergence in performance between the U.S. and the rest of the world, with investors flocking into the U.S. market. We expect this spike to fully correct eventually and the recent volatility has provided signs of this, though there may be further to go.
 
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Macro Insight

The U.S. Versus the Rest of the World: Divergence and Correction 

Oct 04, 2018 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.
 
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Macro Insight

Different People: Human Capital Management and Diversity 

Sep 30, 2018 

As with any scarce resource, human capital needs to be protected and nurtured. We discuss global trends and how engaging employees, offering flexible work arrangements, providing training and promoting diversity, can attract talent and increase companies’ competitiveness.
 
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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint

GMA Viewpoint: EM FX Crisis Playbook  

Sep 25, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “EM FX Crisis Playbook”
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

The Case for Middle Market High-Yield Investing 

Sep 20, 2018 

Richard Lindquist, Head of Global High Yield, discusses how in a world of rising interest rates, he believes middle market high-yield may be the best place to be in the bond market.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

When Will the Cycle End? 

Sep 19, 2018 

Jim Caron analyses economic cycle indicators and concludes we are closer to the mid-point of the cycle rather than the late point.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Is the Stress Systemic or Idiosyncratic? 

Sep 17, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses if the stresses which affected the markets in August were predominantly idiosyncratic or if there are more sinister systemic issues at work.
 
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Global Equity Observer

Another Emerging Markets Wobble? 

Sep 17, 2018 

In response to the latest emerging markets wobble, the International Equity Team argues that a focus on the fundamentals is the best way to avoid the destruction of capital.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Sep 13, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on CNBC to discuss the recent European Central Bank meeting and his outlook for the Fed.
 
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Macro Insight

The Beginning of a New Era in Fixed Income 

Sep 07, 2018 

We’re undergoing a seismic shift in fixed income and portfolio manager Jim Caron, discusses why you should consider if you're prepared for the changing landscape.
 
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Investment Insight

Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia 

Sep 05, 2018 

Given the recent growth of investor interest in alternative risk premia, we thought it timely to share our insights on what constitutes effective due diligence in the space.
 
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Investment Insight

An Introduction to Alternative Lending 

Sep 05, 2018 

In this paper, we provide insights on alternative lending, a nascent asset class.
 
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Investment Insight

Global Macro - Why Now? 

Sep 04, 2018 

Global Macro is an investment style that is highly opportunistic and has the potential to generate strong risk-adjusted returns in challenging markets. Against a backdrop of geopolitical uncertainty and potentially increased volatility, we felt it would be timely to share our insights on the space and explain why we believe now could be an opportune time to make an allocation to Global Macro.
 
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Media Appearance

Trade worries weighing on international markets 

Aug 30, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC Power Lunch to discuss whether the U.S. or emerging markets are a better bet for investors.
 
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Macro Insight

How We’re Adapting to the Changing Markets 

Aug 29, 2018 

Eric Baurmeister, Head of the Emerging Markets Debt Team, discusses the changing state of the emerging markets, opportunities he sees going forward and how his team is built to adapt to these changes.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

Aug 29, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas to examine revised U.S. second-quarter economic growth.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

Aug 29, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the potential market impact of a new Nafta trade agreement.
 
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Media Appearance

Leadership Rotation But No Overall Sell Off 

Aug 19, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon discusses the current state of the markets on CNBC Closing Bell Exchange.
 
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Global Equity Observer

It’s All About The Earnings – The Long-Term Earnings 

Aug 15, 2018 

The one sure fact about the next downturn is that it will be different from the last one. The International Equity Team ask which sectors really are defensive.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Awaiting ‘Peak’ Trade Noise 

Aug 15, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses that there comes a time when valuations get stretched too far and how volatility may be poised to pick up.
 
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Macro Insight

Fixed Income: From the Fed to Blockchain 

Aug 14, 2018 

As global growth continues, some think we may be in the later stages of the economic cycle. What should fixed income investors be watching in this environment?
 
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Macro Insight

Sand in the Gears  

Aug 09, 2018 

Trade and tariff rhetoric has weakened business fixed investment and thrown sand into the gears of the global economy. While it is still moving forward, we see clear signs it may be slipping a bit.
 
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Market Outlook

Sand in the Gears 

Aug 09, 2018 

Trade and tariff rhetoric has weakened business fixed investment and thrown sand into the gears of the global economy. While it is still moving forward, we see clear signs it may be slipping a bit.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors August 2018 Commentary 

Aug 02, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the August 2018 Mid-Month Commentary.
 
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Investment Insight

Discover Morgan Stanley Global Franchise 

Aug 01, 2018 

What does Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team mean by high-quality global equities with strong intangible assets?
 
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Market Outlook

Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jul 26, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his review of the second quarter of 2018 and his outlook on market opportunities.
 
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Connecting the Dots

India’s Generational Shift in Consumption and Debt 

Jul 19, 2018 

In this article, Swanand Kelkar discusses the trend that the Indian household, over the next few years, will increasingly lever itself up and spend on consumption.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The End of the World As We Know It? 

Jul 17, 2018 

Market environments always change, sometimes violently. The International Equity Team asks: is this the end of the world as we know it?
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

The Macro Trends Which Matter 

Jul 16, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how U.S. assets and the USD have driven performance year-to-date, but how some key macro trends are expected to drive performance for the rest of the year.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jul 12, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on CNBC Santelli Exchange to discuss rising consumer prices and yield curve flattening.
 
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Sustainability Council

About the Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council 

Jul 11, 2018 

The IM Sustainable Investing 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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Investment Insight

Head to Head: Global Brands and Global Quality 

Jul 09, 2018 

The International Equity Team’s Laura Bottega poses some topical questions about the team’s MS INVF Global Brands and Global Quality Funds to portfolio manager Bruno Paulson
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

The Flattening Yield Curve: We're Not Too Worried 

Jul 09, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income Team discusses why the yield curve is flattening and why they are not overly worried about it.
 
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Macro Insight

Shifting from Beta to Alpha 

Jul 01, 2018 

Jim Caron discusses the new era of rising interest rates and how it is causing fixed income managers across the world to rethink how they invest.
 
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Connecting the Dots

A Dashboard Approach: Cutting Through the Noise of Confusing Macro Data 

Jul 01, 2018 

The Indian Equity team discuss the implications of macro data on portfolio construction and their stock picking approach.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors June 2018 Monthly Commentary 

Jun 30, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the June 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA Viewpoint - Renminbi: End of the Impossible Trinity? 

Jun 30, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Renminbi: End of the Impossible Trinity?”
 
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Media Appearance

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider  

Jun 22, 2018 

Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, shares his best advice for one day conquering Wall Street.
 
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Macro Insight

Opportunities in A-shares 

Jun 20, 2018 

MSCI’s inclusion of China A-shares into global indices will likely boost investor focus. The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses opportunities in this vast and largely uncharted portion of China’s complex markets.
 
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Media Appearance

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider  

Jun 20, 2018 

Business Insider selected MSIM’s Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, to engage in a series of exclusive interviews. Dennis Lynch reveals the epiphany that shaped his investment career.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The Risk of Losing Money 

Jun 18, 2018 

Don’t lose money – the International Equity Team explains how investing in high quality mitigates this fundamental risk.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

A Bumpy Ride 

Jun 15, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how May was a schizophrenic month for financial markets, with both bouts of "risk on" and "risk off", and how they expect the high volatility to continue.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Sustainable Signals 

Jun 11, 2018 

In a survey of institutional investors, 70% said they are integrating sustainable investing into their investment process, signaling just how quickly the ESG imperative is catching on.
 
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Market Outlook

Both Sides, Now: The Disruptive Power of Energy Efficiency 

Jun 01, 2018 

The global shift towards energy efficiency has the potential to disrupt virtually every sector, increasing productivity, improving corporate earnings and spurring capital investment.
 
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Market Outlook

Both Sides, Now: The Disruptive Power of Energy Efficiency 

Jun 01, 2018 

The global shift towards energy efficiency has the potential to disrupt virtually every sector, increasing productivity, improving corporate earnings and spurring capital investment.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors May 2018 Monthly Commentary 

May 31, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the May 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

Weathering the Storm: Integrating Climate Resilience Into Real Assets Investing 

May 22, 2018 

As climate change impacts intensify around the world, so too do the economic impacts. MSIM's Real Assets Research & Investing team and the Institute for Sustainable Investing discuss how to integrate climate resilience when considering investing in real assets and the financial and reputational opportunities this may bring.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Emerging Markets: Don't Judge a Book by its Aggregates 

May 21, 2018 

The Emerging Markets Debt Team addresses some of economist Carmen Reinhart's recent statements as well as other popular misconceptions about emerging markets.
 
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Investment Insight

Quantamental investing: The future is now 

May 18, 2018 

Applied Equity Advisors combines factor investing with stock-specific research. Tapping both sources of excess returns helps us achieve greater consistency of returns and avoid behavioral pitfalls.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The Pricing Power of Staples 

May 17, 2018 

Do consumer staples still have pricing power? The International Equity Team believes yes, those compounders that are well invested still do.
 
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Investment Insight

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider 

May 15, 2018 

Business Insider selected MSIM’s Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, to engage in a series of exclusive interviews.  The first of which describes how his team’s edge begins with one word: Temperament.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Blockchain 

May 15, 2018 

The Growth Team examines Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies and its potential disruptive power.
 
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Investment Insight

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider 

May 15, 2018 

Business Insider explores how disruption serves as the connective tissue between all of Lynch’s investment ideas.
 
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Investment Insight

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider 

May 15, 2018 

Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, delves into two companies that recently captured his attention.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Ranges Are Meant to be Broken 

May 11, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how we may have seen markets settle in a range in April, but that new economic data (better or worse) could force the market to change its expectations.
 
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Media Appearance

Morgan Stanley Fund Sticks with Asian Stocks, Thanks to Warren Buffett 

May 04, 2018 

In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg, Kristian Heugh explains why he and his team remain steadfast on the opportunities for bottom-up stock pickers in Asia, and believers in the Warren Buffett-inspired strategy that’s helped them stay ahead of peers.
 
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Tales from the Emerging World

Why Wall Street Has the Jitters 

May 01, 2018 

The Global Emerging Markets Team examines the reason for recent market jitters, and debates whether Trump’s latest threats really have an impact.
 
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Market Outlook

(It's Not War) Just the End of Love 

May 01, 2018 

We see the tariff tantrum between the US and China as a negotiating tactic rather than the start of a trade war, presenting opportunities for investors who can trade around the volatility.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Navigating Higher Inflation: An Empirically-Based Multi-Asset Approach 

Apr 30, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Navigating Higher Inflation: An Empirically-Based Multi-Asset Approach.”
 
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Media Appearance

Selective China share investing can offset the risks of an opaque market 

Apr 29, 2018 

In an interview with Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, China A Share portfolio manager, Gary Cheung describes how companies that offer services to China's growing middle class, along with tourism and environmental technology are areas where growth prospects can be easily seen.
 
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Market Outlook

Implications of Tax Reform on the Commercial Real Estate Industry 

Apr 24, 2018 

MSIM's Real Assets Research & Strategy team discusses the impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill may have at the macro level and on the various sectors of the commercial real estate industry
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors March 2018 Commentary 

Apr 24, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor's team, discusses his market views in the March 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Apr 20, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his review of the first quarter of 2018 and his outlook on market opportunities.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Compounding Through the Noise 

Apr 16, 2018 

The International Equity Team welcomes the return of market volatility and suggests the relative certainty of high-quality companies doesn’t look expensive.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Goldilocks Meets the Three Bears 

Apr 13, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how January felt like Golidlock’s conditions for markets, but March brought the three bears of risk—trade war, rising short-term rates and FANG stocks.
 
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Investment Insight

An Overview of the Global Securitized Markets 

Apr 10, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income Team discusses how current global market conditions present a compelling opportunity, in our opinion, to invest in the securitized markets.
 
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Market Outlook

A Convergence of Fortune 

Apr 06, 2018 

As the global economy continues to improve, emerging markets (EM) are converging with developed markets. In aggregate, we expect their reasonable valuations, healthy risk premiums and stable inflation to drive EM outperformance.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Regime Shift: The End of Free Money 

Mar 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Regime Shift: The End of Free Money.”
 
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Connecting the Dots

Portfolio Underperformance: Symptoms and Hacks 

Mar 28, 2018 

An inescapable fact of being a relative return fund manager is that performance is measured relative to a benchmark index. Our Indian Equity team reveal the tell-tale symptoms of underperformance and how to contend with it.
 
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Macro Insight

Indian Equity: An All-Weather Asset Class 

Mar 26, 2018 

India's economy is showing green shoots of recovery following the ambitious reforms of 2016-2017. We discuss why we believe this could be an opportune time to position in India.
 
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Investment Insight

Investing Overseas with Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team 

Mar 23, 2018 

The International Equity Team outlines their strategy for investing in developed foreign markets; combining High Quality Compounders with Value Opportunities.
 
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Investment Insight

Media Appearance - Kristian Heugh: Investment Clarity in A Clamorous World 

Mar 23, 2018 

Having won two coveted titles from Benchmark – House Award and Manager of the Year, Kristian Heugh shed lights on his investment approach to see clarity in a rapidly evolving global market.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

An Illusion of Liquidity 

Mar 21, 2018 

A liquidity crisis may cause pain but might also offer potential investment opportunities, says the International Equity Team’s Dirk Hoffmann-Becking.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

It's Complicated… 

Mar 15, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how the current market is complicated and the ride is likely to be bumpier than last year, but they believe positive growth fundamentals will prevail.
 
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Media Appearance

Market Overreaction to Cohn's Exit 

Mar 08, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg to discuss what he sees as the markets overreaction to Gary Cohn's exit.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - The Case for a U.S. Dollar Rally 

Feb 28, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "The Case for a U.S. Dollar Rally."
 
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Media Appearance

Powell’s Testimony and Where the Markets May Be Headed 

Feb 28, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg to discuss volatility, markets and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress.
 
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February 2018 Commentary

Applied Equity Advisors February 2018 Monthly Commentary 

Feb 28, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the February 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

Secular Stagnation: R.I.P. 

Feb 28, 2018 

The dramatic market correction in February confirmed the surprises we predicted in inflation and volatility. We assess what this might mean for the rest of 2018, as investors can expect continued global economic growth and the likely end of secular stagnation.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Finding a New Range and Speed of Adjustment 

Feb 14, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how the low-rate, low-volatility environment may be coming to an end and how the new range and speed of adjustment for yields may be key to market performance.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The Bull-Bear Tug-of-War 

Feb 13, 2018 

Following February’s market turbulence, the International Equity Team considers the ongoing tug-of-war between bulls citing global growth and bears arguing monetary policy and politics.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - A New Hope: From Stagnation to Growth in South Africa 

Jan 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “A New Hope: From Stagnation to Growth in South Africa”
 
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Manager Q & A

Buffetting Global Equity: taking Quality to the next level 

Jan 15, 2018 

William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
 
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Connecting the Dots

The Futility of Asking "Where Is the Market Headed?" 

Jan 11, 2018 

Swanand believes India is one of the few places in the world that is a fertile ground for bottom-up work and has the potential to reward the patient stock picker.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

2018 - A Focus on Alpha 

Jan 09, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team provides their outlook for global fixed income in 2018 and how a focus on alpha is likely to be a large driving force of performance.
 
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Market Outlook

An Emerging Markets Approach to ESG 

Jan 05, 2018 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses emerging markets (EM) and the approach they use to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their process for picking sustainable countries and companies to invest in.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jan 04, 2018 

Jim Caron discusses the difference between tightening and increasing interest rates with CNBC’s Rick Santelli.
 
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Investment Insight

Consider a Systematic Investment to Balance the Emotion in a Portfolio 

Jan 01, 2018 

The field of behavioral finance has shown that emotions and past experience play a role in our investment decisions. Even professional money managers are subject to emotional decision making and subconscious biases. Being aware of this and constructing mitigating safeguards is critical for both professional money management and individual investing. In this paper, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Managed Futures Team offers suggestions to help investors reduce emotionalism when investing.
 
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Market Outlook

The Markets - A Review 

Dec 31, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses whether it is time to become more bearish in 2018.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

2018: Eyes Wide Open 

Dec 31, 2017 

The International Equity Team reflects on 2017 and discusses why they will keep a close eye on risk in 2018, and why high-quality companies remain the best relative bet.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - After Goldilocks in 2017, the Great Reversal in 2018? 

Dec 31, 2017 

MSIM's Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "After Goldilocks in 2017, the Great Reversal in 2018?"
 
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Market Outlook

2018: Expect the Unexpected 

Dec 31, 2017 

Three possible surprises for investors are on our radar for 2018: a monetary policy surprise; an inflation surprise; and a volatility surprise. With the global economy running at full steam, the market may not be fully prepared for them.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

2018 Emerging Markets Debt Outlook 

Dec 18, 2017 

The Emerging Markets Debt Team discusses their outlook for the 2018 and why there is a case for medium-term optimism.
 
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MARKET OUTLOOK

2018 Outlook - Is Goldilocks set to continue? 

Dec 13, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the European equity asset class in 2018.
 
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Market Outlook

The Markets - A Review 

Nov 30, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses fiscal policy and inflation trends within the European market landscape.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - China Cyclical Downturn in 2018 

Nov 30, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “China Cyclical Downturn in 2018."
 
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Market Outlook

The Third Arrow: Governance 

Nov 30, 2017 

Behind the scenes, Japan’s corporate governance reform has been hitting the mark, leading to higher Return on Equity. Europe’s governance scores have also improved, while the U.S. shows some notable exceptions.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

A Quality Guide to Governance 

Nov 29, 2017 

The International Equity Team explains why capable company management is key, and why they believe good governance is even more important in high-quality companies.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Our Approach on Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors 

Oct 04, 2017 

MSIM appreciates that ESG factors can impact long-term performance. With strong support from our Corporate Governance team, our managers incorporate a deep understanding of ESG into their analysis.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Autonomous Vehicles 

Aug 31, 2017 

The Growth Team researches autonomous vehicles, which use a suite of sensors, actuators and a central computer to "perceive" the environment and automate the driving process. This technology could change our conception of personal transportation.
 
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Investment Insight

Fishing for Stocks in China 

Jun 09, 2017 

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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Macro Insight

Quality Companies in Today’s Market Environment  

Apr 25, 2017 

Bruno Paulson explains why consumer staples performance is more about earnings than interest rates.
 
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Sustainability Insight

ESG and the Sustainability of Competitive Advantage 

Jan 09, 2017 

ESG factors are integral to assessing the quality of a company. A holistic approach to sustainability may help minimize risk events and identify opportunities characterized by competitive advantages.
 
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Video

Global Opportunity: Behind the Scenes with Kristian Heugh 

Mar 01, 2016 

Kristian Heugh defines the key differentiators and core values of his team’s investment process, focusing on competitive advantage and quality companies able to create value through growth.
 
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