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The Resilience Afforded by High Quality Companies

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The Resilience Afforded by High Quality Companies

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March 31, 2020


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As of 31 March 2020
Investment Performance Z Shares Class  (% net of fees) in USD 3M YTD 1-YR 3-YR 5-YR
MS INVF Global Brands -5.53 -8.11 8.27 10.99 9.60
MS INVF Global Quality  6.06 -8.42
8.09 9.93
MS INVF Global Sustain  -6.17 -8.36 9.32 - -
MSCI World Net Index  -6.28 -9.01 4.63 7.24 5.88
Calendar Year Performance Z Shares Class (% net of fees) in USD 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
MS INVF Global Brands 29.32 -2.01 26.06 5.16 5.75
MS INVF Global Quality  29.24 -2.17 23.00 3.64 5.39
MS INVF Global Sustain  29.73 - - - -
MSCI World Net Index  27.67 -8.71 22.40 7.51 -0.87

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