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Investment Insight
GMA View Point - Regime Shift: The End of Free Money
Macro Insight
(It's Not War) Just the End of Love

Capabilities Across the Asset Class Spectrum

International Equity
Investment Insight
Head to Head: Global Franchise and Global Quality
Mar 21, 2018
The International Equity Team’s Laura Bottega poses some topical questions about the team's Global Franchise and Global Quality Strategies to portfolio manager Bruno Paulson.
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.
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.
Global Fixed Income
Investment Insight
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.
Macro Insight
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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We believe that in the long run value prevails and research wins.

Global Fixed Income Team
Global Emerging Markets Equity
Macro Insight
Emerging Markets: The Future Is Small
Oct 02, 2017
The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses emerging markets (EM) and the strategic advantages of investing in EM small caps; where it fits in a global allocation and the potential of dedicated managers to generate higher excess returns.
Sustainability Insight
An Emerging Markets Approach to ESG
 
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.
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We translate macro-thematic research and fundamental bottom-up analysis into a growth-oriented portfolio.

Global Emerging Markets Team

In-depth Market Research

Macro Insight
Implications of Tax Reform on CRE
Apr 24, 2018
MSIM's Real Assets Research & Strategy team discusses the impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill may have on the commercial real estate industry
Investment Insight
Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia
Feb 20, 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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