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Caron's Corner  •  25-Oct-2021  •  17:00 Min

A Bearish View on the U.S. Dollar and its Impact on the Market 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  25-Oct-2021

No Margin for Error  

Bruno Paulson
Against a relatively positive macroeconomic outlook, there is the potential for significant cost pressures over the next decade, where pricing power will be the key for quality companies to protect margins. The International Equity team explores.

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Engagement Report  •  25-Oct-2021

Engage Autumn 2021 

Vladimir Demine
The latest edition of Engage, the International Equity Team’s semi-annual update on their ESG engagement activity.

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MSIM Institute  •  21-Oct-2021

Navigating Evolving Opportunities in Sustainable Investing 

John Streur, Emily Chew, Navindu Katugampola
Investor-useful ESG research and the availability of comparable, timely and transparent sustainability data is becoming increasingly important in a space that is fast growing, where definitions continue to be somewhat flexible or not yet defined by regulators.

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MSIM Institute  •  20-Oct-2021

How to Generate Returns in Today's Fixed-Income Markets 

Jack Cimarosa
Yields are at all-time lows, but relative value opportunities remain on an idiosyncratic and subsector basis, such as in select areas of high yield, collateralized loan obligations and local-currency emerging markets debt.

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MSIM Institute  •  19-Oct-2021

What's next in China? 

Leon Sun, Chin Chou, Samantha Schoen
China’s government is trying to tackle many important issues that are vexing countries around the world. For the next five years, we see the government seeking to achieve so-called high-quality growth instead of just high growth of the economy.

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Caron's Corner  •  18-Oct-2021  •  12:33 Min

Take it or Leave it: Global Central Banks Are Split on How to Handle Inflation 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-Oct-2021

Who Let the Hawks Out? 

Global Fixed Income Team
With inflationary pressures stronger and central banks less dovish, we expect government bond yields to drift higher as we move towards tighter monetary policy.

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Sustainable Investing  •  13-Oct-2021

Global Fixed Income 2021 Engagement Report 

Barbara Calvi
In its inaugural Engagement Report, the Global Fixed Income Team provides insights on how they are engaging with companies, governments and other organisations on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. 

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PATH  •  08-Oct-2021

Winter is Coming? 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
Winter is coming and growth is slowing – but still healthy. With equity valuations high, we have reduced risk as we see limited upside and fragile, risk-off sentiment. At the same time, we are seeking opportunities to take advantage of any excessive weakness.

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Consilient Observer  •  06-Oct-2021

Categorizing for Clarity: Cash Flow Statement Adjustments to Improve Insight 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
Accounting has not kept pace with the changing economics of businesses, which has created a huge gap between what companies report in their financial statements and what an investor needs to understand a business. To better categorize activities, we suggest making adjustments within the statement of cash flows pertaining to stock-based compensation, leases, and intangible investments. We believe these adjustments substantially improve the description of a business. We share a case study of Amazon for 2020 to make the concepts more concrete.

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Sustainable Investing  •  05-Oct-2021

Climate Transition 

Andrew Harmstone, Li Zhang, Christian Goldsmith
Given the increasingly disruptive force of climate events, achieving net-zero carbon emission promises to be one of the themes driving investment markets over the coming decades. We analyse responses, risks and opportunities by country and sector.

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Insight Article  •  05-Oct-2021

For Gender Equality in Asset Management 

Seema Hingorani
Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Seema Hingorani was recently presented with France’s highest honor for her work in the diversity and inclusion space. This article discusses her endeavor to address the gender gap in asset management and the critical importance of diversity.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  04-Oct-2021

What Is The Bond Market Thinking? 

Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, Sergei Parmenov
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “What Is The Bond Market Thinking?"

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Caron's Corner  •  04-Oct-2021  •  13:38 Min

Stagflation? No! But Watch the Dollar. 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  30-Sep-2021

Why the U.S. Housing Boom Can Continue 

Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, Sergei Parmenov
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Why the U.S. Housing Boom Can Continue"

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Insight Video  •  29-Sep-2021  •  1:44 Min

Long-term impact of the pandemic 

Bruno Paulson
Bruno Paulson discusses what he believes may be the long-term impact of the pandemic.

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Convergence  •  29-Sep-2021

Beyond Virtue Signaling: Financial Materiality of Carbon Emissions 

Counterpoint Global
Sustainability Research at Counterpoint Global has produced a method to systematically measure the potential cost of carbon emissions as well as the financial impact of a carbon tax. Our framework allows us to translate these costs into estimates of stock returns. We believe that measuring the cost of carbon emissions allows us to better understand the environmental risks for the companies in our portfolio as well as for those we do not own. We also seek to help our clients benefit from the many opportunities that a low-emissions world could create.

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Caron's Corner  •  27-Sep-2021  •  9:16 Min

Why U.S. Bond Yields Are Rising – and How High They May Go 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Caron's Corner  •  22-Sep-2021  •  11:14 Min

FOMC Recap: Hawkish Dot-plot, but Dovish Presser  

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Caron's Corner  •  20-Sep-2021  •  8:25 Min

Ambiguity, not Volatility, Is the Primary Market Risk Currently – How Will the Fed React? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  15-Sep-2021

Traversing Peaks 

Global Fixed Income Team
With investors debating when economic growth, Covid and inflation will peak, it may be useful to focus on what we know with certainty rather than sentiment.

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Global Equity Observer  •  14-Sep-2021

Advance Warming 

Laura Bottega
The summer of fire and floods has highlighted the compounding effect of global warming, presenting companies with an array of risks and opportunities. Laura Bottega explains how these ESG factors help shape our portfolios.

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Market Alert  •  14-Sep-2021  •  06:19 Min

Surprise: 2021 Fundamentals Often Have Exceeded Stock Price Performances 

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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Caron's Corner  •  13-Sep-2021  •  09:20 Min

The Payfors of Taxes, Debt and Inflation May Create a Noisy September 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  10-Sep-2021

Equity Market Commentary - Sept 2021 

Andrew Slimmon
In his September TAKE, Andrew Slimmon discusses, region by region, where he and his Applied Equity Advisors team see the best equity opportunities and how their portfolios are positioned.

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PATH  •  08-Sep-2021

Jackson Hole: Dovish Fed reassures markets 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
The US Federal Reserve appears to be excessively dovish, in light of a strong and growing economy. See why in our view, high valuations, increasing global regulatory risks and the possibility that the Fed is making a policy mistake, are signalling caution.

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Consilient Observer  •  08-Sep-2021

Turn and Face the Strange 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
This report examines the barriers to change for organizations. We use sports as the prime example but then apply the lessons to investment management. Organizations can be slow to adopt certain approaches even when they add value due to loss aversion, a preference for the status quo, and the fear of poor outcomes in the short run. Organizations may overcome these challenges by aligning behind a commitment to improvement, learning, transparency, and accountability. Good long-term results require developing and executing strategies that add value.

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Caron's Corner  •  07-Sep-2021  •  11:01 Min

The Four Corners of Risk – And Why Yields Can Rise 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  31-Aug-2021

Inflation Outlook – One Year Later 

Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, Sergei Parmenov
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Inflation Outlook – One Year Later"

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Caron's Corner  •  30-Aug-2021  •  8:10 Min

Still on Easy Street – But What Are the Risks? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Caron's Corner  •  23-Aug-2021

The Impact of a Shift From Reflation to Recovery 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  23-Aug-2021

Global Equity Observer: A Collection of Quality Insights – Volume 1 

William Lock
This May, the International Equity team celebrated the publication of our 50th Global Equity Observer (GEO) – our monthly series of investment insights through the lens of our high quality investment approach. We are delighted to share with you this selection of articles from our GEO series.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  19-Aug-2021

What's Going On?  

Global Fixed Income Team
Looking at the performance of U.S. Treasuries (and other developed government bond markets), one could be forgiven if one believed the economy was sinking. Other financial asset prices are sending a message that all is well. What gives? The Global Fixed Income Team explores.

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Global Equity Observer  •  13-Aug-2021

Back to Basics 

William Lock, Alistair Corden-Lloyd
In a world of daily financial chatter, it’s easy to get distracted from what drives the core of long-term returns; the power of compounding. William Lock and Alistair Corden-Lloyd explain.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  10-Aug-2021

The Electric Summer of ’91: India’s Hopes Then and Now 

Ruchir Sharma
India needs to keep in mind is that its economy is still relatively unfree, and so more than ever it should buck the global trend of more regulation and bigger government. Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, explains.

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Insight Article  •  09-Aug-2021

Alternative Lending Through the Cycle 

Kenneth Michlitsch
As fintech alternative lending grew into a new asset class, investors wondered how these loans might perform in an economic downturn. We've now seen their fundamental resilience.

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PATH  •  05-Aug-2021

Is Low US Government Issuance Depressing US 10-Year Yields? 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
As the US 10-year Treasury yield continues to move down, to many this appears counter-intuitive. We look at factors, which are likely contributing and what could reverse the direction.

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Consilient Observer  •  03-Aug-2021

Everything Is a DCF Model 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
We suggest the mantra “everything is a DCF model.” Whenever investors value a stake in a cash-generating asset, they should recognize they are using a discounted cash flow (DCF) model. The topic deserves attention because many market participants don’t think DCF models are relevant, and many use heuristics for value without recognizing the purpose and limitations of the shorthands. The intrinsic value, determined by the present value of future cash flows, attracts the price like a magnetic force. This means it is useful for investors to keep in mind the value drivers of a discounted cash flow model.

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Caron's Corner  •  02-Aug-2021  •  11:45 Min

Money Never Sleeps. . .but Bond Yields Do 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  31-Jul-2021

Increasing Duration Opens Up New Realms for the Private Equity Secondaries Market 

AIP Private Markets Team
The AIP Private Markets Secondaries team explores possible solutions to check or reverse the upward trend in duration and allay investors' concerns about increasing their allocation to private equity.

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Insight Article  •  29-Jul-2021

Hedge Fund "FOMO"— Looking Beyond Benchmarks  

Patrick Reid, Eban Cucinotta, Brian McGrath
Relying on benchmarks to evaluate your hedge funds’ performance can be misleading. We recommend incorporating complementary monitoring tools.

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Caron's Corner  •  26-Jul-2021  •  8:51 Min

Why Bond Yields Are Low – Technicals vs. Fundamentals 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  23-Jul-2021

Quality in a Brave New World 

Bruno Paulson
The International Equity team argues that the case for quality compounders remains largely unchanged in the “Brave New World” of reflation and inflation. Bruno Paulson discusses.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  20-Jul-2021

Whither the Bubblets of 2021? 

Ruchir Sharma
As worry spreads about the rise and fall of market bubbles, questions are asked about whether these price moves count as “bubbles,” poised to pop. Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, looks at history for the answer.

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Sustainable Investing  •  19-Jul-2021

Climate-Related Risk Data for Real Assets: A Framework for Assessment  

Mona Benisi
A new framework for assessing climate risk data may help real estate investors evaluate risks.

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Caron's Corner  •  19-Jul-2021  •  9:49 Min

Pricing the Trough After the Peak - but the Level Matters 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  16-Jul-2021

Where Is All the Yield Going? 

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Yields continuing to fall, credit spreads tightening and equities rallying despite bearish news. The Global Fixed Income team discuss an extraordinary June.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  14-Jul-2021

Equity Market Commentary - July 2021 

Andrew Slimmon
In his July TAKE, Andrew Slimmon shares his thoughts on the latest equity selloff in China and where he and his Applied Equity Advisors team stand with respect to the longer term investment prospects.

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Market Pulse  •  13-Jul-2021

Beyond Diversification: The Case for Active Multi-Asset Funds 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
There are two keys to managing a multi-asset portfolio successfully: One, a manager must be truly active, and two, they must manage to a volatility target, not a benchmark. The Global Balanced Risk Control team discusses.

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Caron's Corner  •  12-Jul-2021  •  10:32 Min

Reflation and Reverse Repos: Following the Money 

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Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Engagement Report  •  07-Jul-2021

Tapping the power of ESG in emerging markets 

Vishal Gupta, Steve Sun, Arun Kapoor
Learn how the Emerging Markets Leaders Strategy team have actively engaged with invested companies to seek out value by promoting enhanced ESG practices.

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Caron's Corner  •  06-Jul-2021  •  7:07 Min

Bond Yields Are Falling Despite Stronger Data: What’s Going On? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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PATH  •  05-Jul-2021

Fed’s hawkish surprise, yet markets unruffled 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
The Fed's hawkish surprise of two rate hikes projected for 2023 left markets unruffled, with the S&P 500 reaching all-time highs. Given longer-term headwinds, however, fundamentals, valuations and sentiment all point to the potential for higher volatility.

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Resilience  •  30-Jun-2021

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  •  30-Jun-2021

The Policy Puzzle: Procyclical or Countercyclical 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Caron's Corner  •  28-Jun-2021  •  14:12 Min

Infrastructure a-Go-go: What it Means for Markets 

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Jim Caron, Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Strategist for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  23-Jun-2021

Investing in Startups Founded by Women and Multicultural Entrepreneurs 

Morgan Stanley Next Level
As part of its ongoing commitment to advance racial and economic equity, Morgan Stanley’s new Next Level Fund invests in early-stage technology companies with women and diverse members on the founding teams.

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Consilient Observer  •  23-Jun-2021

The Impact of Intangibles on Base Rates 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
The shift in investments from tangible to intangible assets has important implications for how investors should think about corporate growth rates. Companies with more intangible assets can grow faster, but they can also become irrelevant and shrink faster. Our analysis of historical sales growth rates for U.S. companies reveals both of these results: higher growth and more dispersion, on average, for companies and industries with the highest intangible asset intensity. Skillful investors may be able to identify the companies that will grow faster than expected, hence providing the potential for attractive returns.

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Global Equity Observer  •  22-Jun-2021

Low Carbon Ambition 

William Lock, Laura Bottega
The companies within the International Equity team’s portfolios are encouraging their customers to live more sustainably. William Lock and Laura Bottega discuss.

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Caron's Corner  •  21-Jun-2021  •  11:18 Min

Is This the Start of Something Bigger? A Look at Asset Pricing 

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Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  19-Jun-2021

If Inflation and Yields Rise, What Should I Own in Fixed Income? 

Anton Heese, Raphael Raynal
The strong post-COVID economic rebound poses a threat to fixed income assets. While central banks have generally committed to keeping monetary policy easy, stronger than expected inflation threatens. What's a fixed income investor to do? The Global Fixed Income team explores.

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Market Alert  •  17-Jun-2021  •  4:46 Min

Market Alert with Andrew Slimmon: The Fed’s Message 

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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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  16-Jun-2021

Equity Market Commentary - June 2021 

Andrew Slimmon
In his June TAKE, Andrew Slimmon shares a number of historical market precedents that may provide insight regarding current equity markets and investor behavior.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  16-Jun-2021

Where Did Volatility Go? 

Global Fixed Income Team
A quiet May saw the constructive market narrative continue. How long will this last, what does this mean for investors? The Global Fixed Income team discuss.

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Caron's Corner  •  16-Jun-2021  •  8:41 Min

Key Takeaways From Today’s Fed Meeting 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Caron's Corner  •  14-Jun-2021  •  11:16 Min

What if Inflation Is Not Transitory - and What Happens Next? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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PATH  •  11-Jun-2021

US Inflation: Real or Noise? 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui
Inflationary pressures are likely to persist in the second half of the year, with the potential for upside surprises. The GBaR team explain why these may be temporary effects, rather than the start of a new inflationary regime.

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Sustainable Investing  •  10-Jun-2021  •  22:39 Min

Emily Chew featured in Brunswick Group's podcast, ESG Agenda 

Emily Chew
In a recent episode of Brunswick Group’s podcast, The ESG Agenda, Emily Chew, Executive Vice President and Chief Responsible Investment Officer of Calvert gives practical recommendations for boards to develop their companies’ corporate strategy in the era of sustainability disruption.

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Sustainable Investing  •  08-Jun-2021

MSIM’s Securitized Sustainability Framework: Promoting Responsible Lending & Driving Positive Impact Alignment 

Gregory Finck, Navindu Katugampola, Barbara Calvi, Erin K. Glenn
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are most often discussed in the context of corporate and sovereign debt issuers. But that’s changing, according to the Securitized Fixed Income Team, as client demand is driving change when it comes to mortgage and other asset-backed securities.

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Caron's Corner  •  07-Jun-2021  •  11:54 Min

The Jobs "Wager"  

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Sustainable Investing  •  03-Jun-2021

Mona Benisi Wins 2021 Women in Sustainability Leadership Award 

Mona Benisi
Mona Benisi wins prestigious Women in Sustainability Leadership Award

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  02-Jun-2021

Where the Digital Future Will Unfold 

Ruchir Sharma
The most ingenious uses of future digital technology are likely to be shaped in the emerging world. Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, discusses.

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Sustainable Investing  •  02-Jun-2021

MSIM Fixed Income Engagement Strategy: Integrated, Insightful, Influential 

Barbara Calvi, Navindu Katugampola, Anuj Gulati
Fixed income investors play an important role in pursuing positive sustainability outcomes through a constructive dialogue with issuers around ESG. The MSIM Global Fixed Income Team explains how they incorporate engagement throughout their investment process.

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Caron's Corner  •  01-Jun-2021  •  11:16 Min

Labor, Labor, Everywhere, Not a Person to Hire 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  30-May-2021

Sectoral Bubbles in U.S. Equities 

Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, Sergei Parmenov
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Sectoral Bubbles in U.S. Equities"

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Global Equity Observer  •  26-May-2021

Scale and Diversification 

Marcus Watson
The twin virtues of scale and diversification in our high-quality holdings have played a part in their strong earnings performance both through the recent crisis and over time. Marcus Watson explains.

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Market Pulse  •  25-May-2021  •  12:00 Min

Fixed Income Update with Kevin Lynyak 

Kevin Lynyak
Kevin Lynyak, Head of Fixed Income Managed Solutions and Lead Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, discusses trends, risks and opportunities in the fixed income markets. Listen now.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  24-May-2021

Equity Market Commentary - May 2021 

Andrew Slimmon
In his May TAKE, Andrew Slimmon shares his thoughts about what might happen to the U.S. equity markets should Wall Street continue to revise earnings estimates upward.

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Caron's Corner  •  24-May-2021  •  8:24 Min

It’s Better to Travel Than Arrive 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Insight Article  •  21-May-2021

Re-Examining the Role of US Treasurys in Institutional Portfolios 

Portfolio Solutions Group
In this paper, the Portfolio Solutions group explains why they believe that both the current low-yield environment and the likely impact on inflation and rates of the momentous events unfolding across the economic, financial and political landscape are weakening the pillars that support the case for US Treasurys.

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Consilient Observer  •  19-May-2021

The Economics of Customer Businesses 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
This report focuses on the customer as the basic unit of analysis in understanding value. The idea of customer lifetime value has been around for decades, but we believe our discussion is richer and more nuanced than what many companies and analysts present. We discuss a framework called customer-based corporate valuation, which links customer economics to shareholder value and offers a more robust way to forecast revenues. We also show the limitations of common ratios such as customer lifetime value to customer acquisition cost (LTV/CAC), explore how companies can create consumer and supplier surplus, provide a case study, examine trade-offs in the drivers of value, and explore common errors.

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Insight Article  •  17-May-2021

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  •  17-May-2021  •  11:48 Min

Like Looking Through a Dirty Window: The Data Is Noisy and Unclear 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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INSIGHT VIDEO  •  17-May-2021

Emerging Leaders for the Next Decade 

Vishal Gupta
Interview with Vishal Gupta, portfolio manager for the Emerging Leaders strategy.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  14-May-2021

Welcome to the Brave New World! 

Global Fixed Income Team
After rising significantly in March, U.S. Treasuries and most other developed market government bond yields fell measurably, despite solid, surprisingly strong economic data. The Global Fixed Income Team examines what these dynamics mean for fixed income investors.

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Insight Article  •  13-May-2021

U.S. Office Workplace Survey: Reduced, Reconfigured, but Still Required 

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
The largest investable commercial real estate segment in the U.S., the office sector has also been the most affected by the pandemic. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing conducted a survey of U.S. corporates to find out what will really be the lasting impact of COVID-19 on the sector. The findings are in the team’s latest piece.

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Market Pulse  •  11-May-2021  •  10:51 Min

Fixed Income Update with Kevin Lynyak 

Kevin Lynyak
Kevin Lynyak, Head of Fixed Income Managed Solutions and Lead Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, discusses trends, risks and opportunities in the fixed income markets. Listen now.

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Caron's Corner  •  10-May-2021  •  9:58 Min

There Is a Risk of Investor Complacency. Here’s How Bonds Can Help 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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PATH  •  10-May-2021

The Problem is the P not the E 

Andrew Harmstone
US equities are expensive, but valuations do not yet appear extreme enough to qualify as a bubble, given strong earnings growth and current low interest rates. With ample fiscal support and liquidity, we see limited downside risk in the short term.

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Market Alert  •  05-May-2021  •  5:48 Min

Market Alert with Andrew Slimmon: Is There a Fat Pitch? 

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  •  05-May-2021  •  4:54 Min

Five Reasons To Be Bullish on the American Consumer 

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Head of Macroeconomic Research for the Global Emerging Markets Team and Co-Manager of the Active International Allocation Portfolio, outlines her five reasons to have confidence in the American consumer.

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Caron's Corner  •  03-May-2021  •  8:30 Min

Strong Data Brings Inflation Risks – Should We Be Worried? 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies for the Global Fixed Income Team, shares his macro thematic views on key market drivers.

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Media Appearance  •  03-May-2021

Back to the Future With the Energy Transition 

Chris Ortega
The outlook for renewable energy infrastructure in the U.S. has never looked more promising. Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners’ Chris Ortega discusses the importance of investing to support the whole value chain of technologies that will facilitate the transition away from carbon-intensive energy systems.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  30-Apr-2021

Could Value be Starting a Structural Bull Market? 

Cyril Moulle-Berteaux, Sergei Parmenov
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Could Value be Starting a Structural Bull Market?"