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Manager Q & A
Q&A with William Lock
Jan 31, 2017
William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
Macro Insight
Will Schumpeter's Gale Clear the Air?
 
A wave of creative destruction is transforming the energy sector. The transition may position the 'environmental' component of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors as a significant driver of economic growth.
Investment Insight
Infrastructure Investing and the Shifting Macro Environment
 
As the start of 2017, the Global Listed Real Assets team took this opportunity to explore the impact of the evolving geopolitical landscape on infrastructure in the U.S., particularly given the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the uncertainty inherent in a transition of power.
Opportunities for High Yield in a Rising-Rate Environment
Mar 31, 2017
In this video, Richard Lindquist discusses why he believes high yield bonds remain one of the most appealing investment options available in fixed income, particularly in the current rising interest rate environment.
 
 
 
 

Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jun 19, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses pricing risk, tightening cycles and the yield curve with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Jun 15, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses how emerging markets fixed income has winning characteristics for the current market environment.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Where Has the Volatility Gone 

Jun 15, 2017 

The team discusses its outlook for third-quarter 2017 and how politics continue to be a distraction rather than a problem.
 
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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

Consider High Yield, Emerging Market Debt 

Jun 02, 2017 

Where can investors find yields that keep pace with inflation? Andrew Harmstone has some specific suggestions.
 
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Macro Insight

Emerging Markets: Benefiting from Global Growth 

Jun 01, 2017 

Prospects for emerging markets vary, says Andrew Harmstone. Key considerations include their reliance on manufacturing versus raw materials and, importantly, whether or not they are tied to the U.S. dollar.
 
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Market Outlook

Information Technology: Winners and Losers 

May 31, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s International Equity team discusses potential winners and losers within Information Technology, and why Software and Services is an interesting source of high-quality compounders.
 
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Macro Insight

Weaning the Global Economy Off Stimulus 

May 19, 2017 

The era of quantitative easing (QE) – the life support offered by central banks since 2008 – may soon come to an end. Andrew Harmstone discusses the prognosis for the world’s major economies, including potential complications.
 
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Macro Insight

Macron, President of France: What’s Next? 

May 18, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone comments upon the outcome of the French election and what impact it may have upon Europe, the UK and the GBaR teams’ portfolios.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Rui de Figueiredo on Bloomberg TV – Volatility Picking Up  

May 18, 2017 

Rui De Figueiredo, Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer of the Solutions & Multi-Asset Group for Investment Management appeared on Bloomberg TV and discussed market volatility, equity valuations and his investment strategy.
 
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Investment Focus

AIP Hedge Fund Solutions - Quarterly Review 

May 16, 2017 

Portfolio Advisor, Hedge Fund Solutions Michelle Schepis reviews the performance of hedge fund strategies in the first quarter.
 
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Macro Insight

Jim Caron on Bloomberg Radio 

May 11, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses his views on the current low volatility environment.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Moving Past the French Election 

May 10, 2017 

The team discusses the recent French elections as well as proposed tax plan and regulatory changes in the U.S.
 
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Investment Insight

An Overview of the Global Securitized Markets 

May 02, 2017 

Recent market events have presented a unique opportunity in our opinion to invest in the global securitized market, which offers attractive carry, relatively low interest rate sensitivity and historically low correlation to other asset classes.
 
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Market Outlook

The Value of Predictability 

Apr 30, 2017 

Consumer Staples has always been a core part of the team’s portfolios, but life has become more complex in Staples-land. The International Equity Team explains why predictability has value in this uncertain world.
 
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Macro Insight

The Markets – A Review  

Apr 30, 2017 

The European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the asset class in April.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Machine Learning 

Apr 28, 2017 

The Growth Team examines machine learning, a new way to train computer systems to generate useful insights from data sets and apply those insights to new situations. This form of artificial intelligence has the potential to breed new industries and create efficiencies in existing ones.
 
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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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Macro Insight

Will Schumpeter's Gale Clear the Air? 

Apr 17, 2017 

A wave of creative destruction is transforming the energy sector. The transition may position the 'environmental' component of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors as a significant driver of economic growth.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Bright Skies in Q1, Some Clouds Ahead 

Apr 11, 2017 

The team discusses its outlook for second-quarter 2017 and the Federal Reserve’s current strategy for interest rates.
 
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Market Outlook

Slimmon featured in U.S. News & World Report: Don't Bet Against a Good Year for Equities 

Mar 31, 2017 

Andrew Slimmon, Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Applied Equity Advisors, is a contributor to U.S. News & World Report. In this article he explains that while it might be tough to make near-term advances, 2017 could end up being a big year for equities.
 
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Opportunities for High Yield in a Rising-Rate Environment 

Mar 31, 2017 

In this video, Richard Lindquist discusses why he believes high yield bonds remain one of the most appealing investment options available in fixed income, particularly in the current rising interest rate environment.
 
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Investment Insight

The Potential Advantages of High-Yield Middle Market Investing 

Mar 30, 2017 

In this video, Richard Lindquist highlights the potential competitive advantages middle-market issuers may offer investors over larger issuers within the high yield fixed income market.
 
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Macro Insight

Why Company Visits are Essential in Emerging Markets  

Mar 23, 2017 

Ashutosh Sinha discusses the importance of the investment team’s visits to EM companies and understanding changing consumer behavior.
 
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Macro Insight

Les Liaisons Dangereuses? 

Mar 23, 2017 

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a French novel published in 1782, was considered scandalous. Similarly, the upcoming French elections are scandal-filled, and some worry about a dangerous liaison with the far right. We see some danger in the form of market volatility but believe those willing to endure the political drama could be rewarded.
 
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Macro Insight

Buy Local: Why Domestic Companies Offer the Best Opportunities in Emerging Markets  

Mar 23, 2017 

Ashutosh Sinha discusses how the investment team seeks pockets of growth amidst the changing landscape of emerging markets.
 
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Macro Insight

The Case for Global Listed Infrastructure Securities  

Mar 19, 2017 

Matt King, Portfolio Manager, Global Listed Real Assets, shares his investment proposition for global listed infrastructure securities.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Mar 16, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses the market takeaways from the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Global Reflation Continues 

Mar 13, 2017 

The team discusses interest rates, fiscal policy and the current environment of global markets.
 
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Investment Insight

Infrastructure Investing and the Shifting Macro Environment 

Mar 06, 2017 

As the start of 2017, the Global Listed Real Assets team took this opportunity to explore the impact of the evolving geopolitical landscape on infrastructure in the U.S., particularly given the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the uncertainty inherent in a transition of power.
 
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Investment Focus

Stable Income “Carrying” Core Real Estate Performance: Core Investing for the Long Run 

Mar 01, 2017 

Citing Daniel Kahneman and his work on “behavioral finance”, the Real Estate Research & Strategy team argue in this thought piece that investors should avoid reading too much into the daily noise surrounding the markets. With low probability of a U.S. recession in the near term, muted short-term risks in commercial real estate and the attractiveness of core real estate, investors can take advantage of the current fear to find attractive entry points for long-term investments.
 
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Macro Insight

8 Investing Trends for 2017 as Globalization Goes into Reverse 

Mar 01, 2017 

The globalization trends that once drove economic growth and markets are in retreat. Ruchir Sharma looks at the key themes that are emerging as protectionism rises.
 
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Investment Insight

The Case for Middle Market High-Yield Investing 

Feb 28, 2017 

With the risk of potential rate hikes, investors are searching for the best place to be in the bond market. In this paper, Richard Lindquist highlights his belief that the answer is high yield, now more than ever.
 
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Media Appreance

Mark McLean discusses Australian infrastructure opportunities on Sky News 

Feb 24, 2017 

Mark McLean discusses the attractiveness of the Australian infrastructure market and the opportunities it offers to investors.
 
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Macro Insight

Facts, Damned Facts, and Alternative Facts 

Feb 21, 2017 

The strength of the global economy and signs of a rebound in capital investment are positive “facts” that are tempered by some worrisome “damned facts” and a slew of confounding “alternative facts.”
 
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Investment View

Q&A with Nic Sochovsky 

Feb 17, 2017 

Nic Sochovsky, a portfolio manager on the International Equity Team, discusses the team’s significant exposure to what they consider high-quality Consumer Staples.
 
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Investment Insight

Convertible Outlook 2017 - Best of All Worlds? 

Feb 17, 2017 

The team summarizes how they see the beginning of 2017 as having near ideal conditions for convertible bonds relative to other asset classes.
 
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Investment Insight

Understanding the “Known Unknowns” 

Feb 09, 2017 

The team discusses U.S. policy, potential fiscal reform and their impact on global markets.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Andrew Slimmon on Bloomberg – Fiscal Reform Could Boost Earnings 

Feb 09, 2017 

Andrew Slimmon discusses how earnings expectations can see a big boost from U.S. tax reform and fiscal policy.
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on CNBC  

Feb 08, 2017 

During a CNBC appearance, Ruchir Sharma provides his outlook on the markets in what he calls the new age of deglobalization.
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on Bloomberg - Japan's U.S. Strategy 

Feb 08, 2017 

Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, talks about Japan's economy and currency ahead of this week's meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump and looks at the U.S. Dollar's strength against global currencies. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on Bloomberg - Chances of Getting to 4% Growth 

Feb 08, 2017 

Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, explains why President Donald Trump will not be able to achieve four percent growth for the U.S. economy. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on Bloomberg - Skeptical of European Populism  

Feb 08, 2017 

Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, examines the differences between European politics and economic data ahead of various elections throughout this year. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on Bloomberg - Oil Stuck in $30-$60 Range  

Feb 08, 2017 

Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, discusses market expectations for corporate tax reform and his view that oil is stuck in a trading range. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Andrew Slimmon on CNBC's Power Lunch 

Feb 03, 2017 

Andrew Slimmon weighs in on the rally in financials as President Trump moved to reduce regulation in the sector.
 
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Manager Q & A

Buffetting Global Equity: taking Quality to the next level 

Jan 31, 2017 

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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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on CNBC: Kick Starting a U.S. Business Cycle 

Jan 31, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses removing central bank dependencies from economic activity by creating a dynamic that encourages business investment and capital expenditures.
 
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Investment Insight

Consider a Systematic Investment to Balance the Emotion in a Portfolio 

Jan 27, 2017 

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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Macro Insight

The Markets – A Review 

Jan 25, 2017 

The European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the asset class in January.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: CRISPR 

Jan 25, 2017 

The Growth Team analyzes clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR), a new tool for genetic research that allows scientists to locate specific segments of DNA and then replace or delete those segments. For investors, it has the potential to birth new industries and disrupt existing medical treatments.
 
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GLOBAL FIXED INCOME BULLETIN

2017: Fiscal Trumps Monetary – A Year to Remember! 

Jan 12, 2017 

The team discusses the bond market’s current regime shift, the importance of active management and winning characteristics for 2017.
 
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Investment 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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2017 Outlook

Did 2016 “Steal” 2017 Returns? 

Dec 31, 2016 

Relatively flat earnings meant the stock market barely budged for 18 months (between January 2015 and July 2016.) Only as earnings projections finally started to move higher did equity prices follow. The past two years have really not been more complicated than that.
 
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Macro Insight

Runaway Train? 

Dec 22, 2016 

Investors have plenty of reasons to cheer in the short run, but in the longer term the danger of a “runaway train” rises if inflationary pressures build. The Fed’s new braking system may soon be tested.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Fixed Income Investment Strategy for 2017 

Dec 22, 2016 

Jim Caron discusses why it is critical to have a balanced portfolio in 2017.
 
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Investment Insight

High Yield Bonds In Rising Rates 

Dec 21, 2016 

It’s high yield and not high quality that tends to perform better in the bond markets as rates start to rise.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC: The Road to Rate Normalization  

Dec 19, 2016 

Jim Caron discusses the need for interest rate normalization and potential positive side effects of rising rates.
 
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Macro Insight

A New Bond Mix For Rising Rates 

Dec 15, 2016 

Bonds are still an important component of portfolio diversification, but it’s now crucial for investors to get the right mix of credit and maturities, says Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Jim Caron.
 
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Market Outlook

2017 Outlook - European Equities 

Dec 15, 2016 

The European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the asset class in 2017.
 
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Macro Insight

Watch Jim Caron on CNBC 

Dec 13, 2016 

Jim Caron shares his outlook on the bond market ahead and what to watch for at the Fed Meeting.
 
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Market Pulse

Global Retail Investment Strategy — The buck starts with the consumer 

Dec 04, 2016 

On the back of de-levered balance sheets and strong employment growth, consumers are expected to drive the next wave of economic growth in developed markets. This should give rise to attractive core, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies in the retail and logistics sector over the coming years.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Pricing in Trump 

Nov 30, 2016 

The team discusses factors for bond market performance in 2017 and the global political environment following the U.S. presidential election.
 
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Macro Insight

Multi-Billion Dollar Fines Pose Real Risks (ESG) 

Nov 18, 2016 

The fines companies suffer for environmental, social and governance violations are now too large for investors to ignore, says Morgan Stanley Investment Management manager, Andrew Harmstone.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on CNBC: The Markets are in Recalculate Mode 

Nov 16, 2016 

Jim Caron discusses his views on the shift to a more positive U.S. economic outlook in his appearance on CNBC.
 
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Macro Insight

Economics Trump Elections 

Nov 15, 2016 

Although the U.S. election is the type of “event risk” that the GBaR team continually evaluates, in our view the factor that is most likely to move markets is the changed outlook for interest rates.
 
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Macro Insight

U.S. Equity Outlook: Trump Won, Now Back to Fundamentals 

Nov 11, 2016 

With election results in, we believe the focus should now return to stock fundamentals. These present a generally optimistic picture though not without risks.
 
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Election 2016 Debrief 

Nov 10, 2016 

MSIM's senior investors shared their insight on the U.S. presidential election’s potential economic impact.
 
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Macro Insight

Trump Win = Buying Opportunity for Bonds 

Nov 09, 2016 

Jim Caron, global fixed income portfolio manager, gives his immediate reaction to Trump’s win, and says investors should play the contrarian. Here are his takeaways.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on Bloomberg - Central Banks Moving Away From Low Rates 

Nov 01, 2016 

Jim Caron discusses rising inflation expectations as he sees central banks moving away from low-rate policies.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Passing the Baton to Fiscal Policy 

Oct 31, 2016 

The team discusses economic fundamentals, the global political environment and their potential impact on fixed income markets.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Bonds in a Bubble? 

Oct 20, 2016 

Morgan Stanley’s Jim Caron looks at the pros and cons of fixed income investing, at a time when the rally in yields appears to be petering out.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Andrew Slimmon on CNBC Power Lunch 

Oct 20, 2016 

Andrew Slimmon discusses how the market is surviving uncertainty and why he sees earnings recovery in 2017.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Caution Going Into the Fourth Quarter 

Oct 11, 2016 

The team discusses the current interest-rate environment, central bank policy and potential risks for the remainder of the year.
 
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Macro Insight

Heed the Canary 

Oct 10, 2016 

The most environmentally unfriendly source of energy now serves as the proverbial “canary in the coal mine” warning for other companies and industries that resist ESG-conscious business practices.
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on MSNBC’s Morning Joe  

Oct 01, 2016 

During a MSNBC appearance, Ruchir Sharma discussed key themes from his book, The Rise and Fall of Nations.
 
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Media Appearance

Ashutosh Sinha in Barron’s: Eyes Big Trends in Hunt for Growth  

Sep 30, 2016 

Ashutosh Sinha, Portfolio Manager of the Emerging Markets Leaders strategy, shares his top picks in the emerging market universe where he finds growth and quality management at a reasonable price.
 
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Investment Insight

Lessons Learned 

Sep 28, 2016 

William Lock, Head of the International Equity team, shares key lessons learned over 20 years of quality investing.
 
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Macro Insight

Who’s Watching the Punch Bowl? 

Sep 23, 2016 

Low central bank credibility has created the potential for market volatility. The result could be a correction in mispriced bond yields, which would set a stronger foundation for future market gains.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on Bloomberg - Fed Flattening the Yield Curve 

Sep 23, 2016 

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV discusses the Fed’s impact on the yield curve and how to hedge the market.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Andrew Slimmon on CNBC's Squawk Box 

Sep 20, 2016 

Andrew Slimmon, head and senior portfolio manager, Applied Equity Advisors, discusses how a potential Fed rate hike could help banks and financials in the medium- to long-term.
 
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Macro Insight

Finding Growth in Emerging Markets 

Sep 15, 2016 

Ashutosh Sinha discusses how what he believes are some of the best growth stories in the world can be found in the emerging markets.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on CNBC: Sell-off on long bonds after weak retail sales 

Sep 15, 2016 

Jim Caron discusses the bond market reaction to weaker retails sales and central bank policies in his appearance on CNBC TV’s Squawk on the Street with Rick Santelli.
 
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Macro Insight

Final Stretch of 2016: Positives Outweigh Negatives 

Sep 07, 2016 

With a variety of indicators—market breadth, economic activity, resurgence in value stocks—suggesting the market is healthy, we believe investors should hold tight and beware doomsday headlines.
 
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Connecting the Dots

Overcoming the Deficit Mindset 

Sep 01, 2016 

Amay and Swanand believe that investors will witness an unprecedented shift from capital deficit to abundance in the Indian economy in a global environment of zero or even negative interest rates.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Central Bankers Debate Policy 

Sep 01, 2016 

The team discusses the full calendar of central bank policy meetings in September and potential implications.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Andrew Slimmon on Bloomberg – Final Stretch of 2016: Positive Outlook for Stocks 

Aug 26, 2016 

Andrew Slimmon discusses his thoughts involving rate cycles and navigating the global economy while finding security in U.S. markets.
 
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Investment Insight

Emerging Markets: It’s How, Not When 

Aug 25, 2016 

While emerging market stocks are experiencing a revival, Ashutosh Sinha discusses how he seeks to weather the market’s booms and busts.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on Bloomberg - Central Bank-Proofing Your Investment Portfolio 

Aug 22, 2016 

In advance of the upcoming Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole meeting and the next meeting of the Bank of Japan, Jim Caron discussed his views on managing investment strategies around central bank policy in his appearance on Bloomberg.
 
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Media Appearance

Watch Jim Caron on CNBC - Global Central Bank Policies Gone Wrong 

Aug 17, 2016 

Jim Caron discussed his views on global central bank policy and what is to come in his appearance on CNBC.
 
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Media Appearance

Income Generating Opportunities in Private Markets 

Aug 08, 2016 

AIP Private Markets group CIO, Neil Harper, discusses income generating opportunities in private markets and explains why they may be attractive to investors.
 
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Media Appearance

Preparing for a World Without Cash 

Aug 04, 2016 

Central bankers throughout the world have recently indicated that they might issue digital currency in the future. While plenty of risks would come with such a conversion, the potential perks are so great that it merits serious consideration.
 
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Media Appearance

Ruchir Sharma on Barron's Cover - Wall Street’s New Global Thinker  

Aug 04, 2016 

In his cover feature in Barron’s, Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Head of Global Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist discusses his views on the global economy and his system of rules for spotting political, economic and social change within countries.
 
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Connecting the Dots

Life Beyond Buffet 

Aug 01, 2016 

Amay and Swanand believe that there are multiple paths to investing success, and the critical thing for investors is to find theirs and stick to it through the ebbs and flows of market tide.
 
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Investment Insight

The Outlook for Global Real Estate  

Jul 31, 2016 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Tony Charles gives his outlook for global commercial real estate post the Brexit vote.
 
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Investment Focus

History Lessons 

Jul 07, 2016 

The International Equity Team suggests that history teaches that periods of elevated valuations are not sustainable if these valuations fail to be underpinned by progressive earnings or fundamentals.
 
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Media Appearance

Cautious of Being Cautious 

Jul 07, 2016 

On CNBC’s Closing Bell, Andrew Slimmon discussed his views on the consumer staples and cyclical sectors.
 
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MEDIA APPEARANCE

Watch Jim Caron on Bloomberg - Market Risk: Uncertainty vs. Ambiguity 

Jul 05, 2016 

Jim weighs in on post-Brexit volatility and the Bank of England’s credit availability
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Keep Calm and Carry On 

Jul 01, 2016 

The team discusses the impact of the U.K.’s Brexit vote which dominated the market’s focus in June as investors considered its potential ramifications.
 
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Connecting the Dots

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger 

Jul 01, 2016 

Having seen the rise of non-banking finance companies over the last few years, Amay and Swanand believe the financial sector will witness more unprecedented changes with new models disrupting the old.
 
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Media Appearance

Gary Cheung on Citywire Asia: China A-Shares From Top to Bottom 

Jun 30, 2016 

A combined macro and micro approach harnesses the true potential of China’s vast A-share market, says Gary Cheung.
 
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Investment Insight

Quality Traits 

Jun 30, 2016 

High quality companies have the ability, and habit, of generating high and consistent returns on operating capital, which leads to strong free cash flow and the ability to compound over the long term.
 
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Investment Focus

The Equity "Compounders": The Value of Compounding in an Uncertain World 

Jun 29, 2016 

Bruno and Christian present the case for “compounders”, high-quality companies they believe offer attractive valuations relative to their long-term intrinsic value and relative to the broad market.
 
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INVESTMENT FOCUS

The Changing Investment Climate: Higher Correlation Risks as QE Benefits Fade  

May 26, 2016 

Investors need to account for a new risk as effects of QE fade. Risk premia, not fundamentals, are driving asset performance. Correlation risks thus rise making diversification harder to achieve.
 
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Video

Finding Growth in the Emerging Markets 

Apr 20, 2016 

Ashutosh talks us through why some of the best growth anywhere in the world is still to be found in the emerging markets.
 
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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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Investment Insight

Chicago Parking Meters' Smart Technology System 

Dec 02, 2015 

Operational improvements by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, including state-of-the-art technology, made the Chicago on-street parking system number one in the world.
 
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Investment Insight

The Creation of Madrileña Red de Gas 

Dec 02, 2015 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure carved out part of an existing utility to create the first standalone gas distribution in Spain, then grew the company to be the third largest in the country.
 
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Investment Insight

Creating Value at a Regulated Asset: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline 

Dec 02, 2015 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure worked with Southern Star management to take a strategic approach to growing the business within its regulatory parameters.
 
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Investment View

Q&A with Kristian Heugh Global Opportunity: Under the Spotlight 

Oct 08, 2015 

Kristian takes the opportunity to answer some of the most frequently asked questions he gets from Clients and Consultants.
 
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