Passport Overseas Equity Portfolio

Share Class :
MSACX CUSIP: 61744J846
Passport Overseas Equity Portfolio
MSACX CUSIP: 61744J846
Share Class :

Passport Overseas Equity Portfolio

MSACX CUSIP: 61744J846

Investment Objective

Seeks long-term capital appreciation.

Investment Approach

The investment team relies on a proprietary, top-down framework to quantitatively and qualitatively rank developed and emerging countries, where allocation decisions are based on a country's projected future economic growth and equity market return potential. The approach combines country analysis with sector allocation and bottom-up stock selection, where investment decisions are implemented either through sector, industry or stock-specific allocations within and across markets. Investments are based on fundamental analysis, in an effort to identify those equities that stand to benefit the most from the team's investment view.

Jan '92
Share Class Launch Date
Number of holdings
Weighted Average Market Capitalization ($B)
Turnover (%)
Pricing & Performance

Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results, and current performance may be lower or higher than the figures shown. For the most recent month-end performance figures, please select the "month" timeframe or call 1-800-548-7786. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and fund shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For additional important information, please click here

The Blended Index performance shown is calculated using the MSCI EAFE Index from inception through 12/30/2016 and the MSCI All Country World ex USA Index Net Index thereafter.

As of 05/31/2024

As of 06/18/2024

As of 05/31/2024

As of 06/18/2024

Performance of $10,000 invested
Performance of $10,000 invested

Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Average Annual Total Returns As of 05/31/2024 As of 03/31/2024
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
MSACX 16.30 -3.11 8.05 4.12 5.80
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (%) 16.74 0.27 6.81 4.03 5.69
Blended Index (%) 16.74 0.27 6.81 4.08 5.53
MSCI EAFE Index (%) 18.53 3.06 8.05 4.60 5.69
Lipper Category Average (%) 15.45 -1.05 8.06 5.31 --
Morningstar Category Average (%) 17.34 1.44 7.50 4.48 --
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
MSACX 6.82 -1.77 6.74 3.96 5.70
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (%) 13.26 1.94 5.97 4.25 5.68
Blended Index (%) 13.26 1.94 5.97 4.29 5.52
MSCI EAFE Index (%) 15.32 4.78 7.33 4.80 5.68
Lipper Category Average (%) 13.43 1.16 7.65 5.40 --
Morningstar Category Average (%) 13.54 2.92 6.56 4.53 --
2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
MSACX 12.52 -21.57 2.33 30.48 22.41 -15.14 24.76
MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (%) 15.62 -16.00 7.82 10.65 21.51 -14.20 27.19
Blended Index (%) 15.62 -16.00 7.82 10.65 21.51 -14.20 27.19
MSCI EAFE Index (%) 18.24 -14.45 11.26 7.82 22.01 -13.79 25.03
Lipper Category Average (%) 15.97 -22.06 8.50 21.21 26.58 -15.36 29.85
Morningstar Category Average (%) 16.25 -15.84 9.72 9.30 21.59 -14.59 25.12
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 05/31/2024
TIMEFRAME MSACX MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (%) Blended Index (%) MSCI EAFE Index (%) Lipper Category Average (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
1 Yr 16.30 16.74 16.74 18.53 15.45 17.34
3 Yrs -3.11 0.27 0.27 3.06 -1.05 1.44
5 Yrs 8.05 6.81 6.81 8.05 8.06 7.50
10 Yrs 4.12 4.03 4.08 4.60 5.31 4.48
Since Inception 5.80 5.69 } 5.53 } 5.69 } -- --
As of 03/31/2024
TIMEFRAME MSACX MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (%) Blended Index (%) MSCI EAFE Index (%) Lipper Category Average (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
1 Yr 6.82 13.26 13.26 15.32 13.43 13.54
3 Yrs -1.77 1.94 1.94 4.78 1.16 2.92
5 Yrs 6.74 5.97 5.97 7.33 7.65 6.56
10 Yrs 3.96 4.25 4.29 4.80 5.40 4.53
Since Inception 5.70 5.68 } 5.52 } 5.68 } -- --
TIMEFRAME MSACX MSCI All Country World ex USA Index (%) Blended Index (%) MSCI EAFE Index (%) Lipper Category Average (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
2023 12.52 15.62 15.62 18.24 15.97 16.25
2022 -21.57 -16.00 -16.00 -14.45 -22.06 -15.84
2021 2.33 7.82 7.82 11.26 8.50 9.72
2020 30.48 10.65 10.65 7.82 21.21 9.30
2019 22.41 21.51 21.51 22.01 26.58 21.59
2018 -15.14 -14.20 -14.20 -13.79 -15.36 -14.59
2017 24.76 27.19 27.19 25.03 29.85 25.12
Past performance is not indicative of future results. The Portfolio's calendar year returns do not include the deduction of any applicable sales charges.
Risk/Return Statistics

    MSACX Index
Alpha (%) -3.05 --
Beta (vs. benchmark) 1.12 1.00
Excess return (%) -3.39 --
Information ratio -0.53 --
R squared 0.90 1.00
Sharpe ratio -0.32 -0.17
Standard deviation (%) 19.36 16.37
Tracking error (%) 6.40 --
Up-capture ratio (%) 113.84 100.00
Down-capture ratio (%) 123.74 100.00
    MSACX Index
Alpha (%) 0.88 --
Beta (vs. benchmark) 1.08 1.00
Excess return (%) 1.24 --
Information ratio 0.20 --
R squared 0.91 1.00
Sharpe ratio 0.30 0.27
Standard deviation (%) 19.69 17.41
Tracking error (%) 6.13 --
Up-capture ratio (%) 116.63 100.00
Down-capture ratio (%) 111.74 100.00
Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Statistics shown are calculated versus the Blended Index when an Index is used in the calculation.

 Tax Center   
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Net Investment Income ($ per share) Long-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Short-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Total Capital Gains ($ per share)
12/14/2023 12/15/2023 12/15/2023 0.255381 0.256800 0.000000 0.256800
12/15/2022 12/16/2022 12/16/2022 0.104550 0.134400 0.000000 0.134400
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Net Investment Income ($ per share) Long-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Short-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Total Capital Gains ($ per share)
12/14/2023 12/15/2023 12/15/2023 0.255381 0.256800 0.000000 0.256800
12/15/2022 12/16/2022 12/16/2022 0.104550 0.134400 0.000000 0.134400
Composition As of 03/31/2024
  Fund Index
Equity Securities 99.42 99.14
Futures Contracts 3.46 --
Cash & equivalents -2.88 --
  Fund Index
Information Technology 18.53 13.36
Consumer Discretionary 16.55 11.80
Industrials 14.72 13.80
Materials 14.53 7.45
Health Care 9.43 9.17
Consumer Staples 8.81 7.44
Energy 5.74 5.52
Communication Services 5.28 5.08
Financials 5.06 21.40
Real Estate -- 1.96
Utilities -- 3.00
Other 4.25 --
Cash -2.88 --
May not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Geography As of 03/31/2024
  Fund Index
United Kingdom 15.78 9.19
France 11.44 7.86
Germany 10.29 5.65
Japan 8.99 15.26
South Korea 6.69 3.53
Argentina 5.98 --
India 5.31 4.88
China 4.85 6.93
Canada 4.56 7.62
Taiwan 4.56 4.86
Other 24.42 34.22
Cash -2.88 --
May not sum to 100% due to rounding.
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Holdings As of 05/31/2024
Fund Index Corp 5.67 --
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd 4.48 2.38
Unilever Plc 3.96 0.52
Glencore plc 3.95 0.24
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 3.74 0.60
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd 3.69 0.97
AstraZeneca plc 3.13 0.92
Sea Ltd 3.13 0.10
Linde plc 2.93 --
Airbus Se 2.45 0.38
Total 37.13 --

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Index
Active share (%) 82.11 --
Number of holdings 67 2,231
Price/earnings (NTM) 16.96 13.84
Price/book 3.03 1.80
5 year EPS growth (%) 12.97 13.00
Return on equity (%) 17.38 16.00
Weighted average market capitalization ($B) 158.16 106.57
Weighted median market capitalization ($B) 108.21 51.10
Turnover (%) 14 --
Portfolio turnover is sourced from the fund's current prospectus. View current prospectus for the as of date.

Turnover is sourced from the fund's current prospectus.


Effective May 31, 2023 the Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Active International Allocation Portfolio was renamed to Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Passport Overseas Equity Portfolio. 

Class C shares include deferred sales charge of 1.00% which declines to zero after first year. 

Where the net expense ratio is lower than the gross expense ratio, certain fees have been waived and/ or expenses reimbursed. These waivers and/or reimbursements will continue for at least one year from the date of the applicable fund’s current prospectus (unless otherwise noted in the applicable prospectus) or until such time as the fund's Board of Directors acts to discontinue all or a portion of such waivers and/or reimbursements. Absent such waivers and/or reimbursements, returns would have been lower. Expenses are based on the fund's current prospectus. The minimum initial investment is $1,000,000 for Class I shares. 

Growth of Investment illustration is based on an initial investment of $10,000 made since fund inception, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and application of fees, but does not include sales charges. Performance would have been lower if sales charges had been included. Results are hypothetical.

The Fund has suspended offering Class L shares of the Portfolio for sale to all investors.

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Returns are net of fees and assume the reinvestment of all dividends and income. Returns for less than one year are cumulative (not annualized). Performance of other share classes will vary.

Please keep in mind that double-digit returns are highly unusual and cannot be sustained. Investors should also be aware that these returns were primarily achieved during favorable market conditions.

Forecasts/estimates are based on current market conditions, subject to change, and may not necessarily come to pass.

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Active Share 
is the fraction of the portfolio or fund that is invested differently than its benchmark as of the last day of the reporting period. A portfolio with a high degree of Active Share does not assure a fund’s relative outperformance. Active Share calculation may consolidate holdings with the same economic exposure. Earnings per share (EPS) growth is the weighted average of earnings per share growth for all securities in the portfolio projected for the past five fiscal years. Earnings per share for a company is defined as total earnings divided by shares outstanding. The Net Asset Value (NAV) per share is determined by dividing the value of the fund's portfolio securities, cash and other assets, less all liabilities, by the total number of common shares outstanding. The common share market price is the price the market is willing to pay for shares of the fund at a given time. Price/earnings (NTM) This forward P/E ratio estimates a company's likely earnings per share for the next 12 months. Price/book compares a stock's market value to the book value per share of total assets less total liabilities. This number is used to judge whether a stock is undervalued or overvalued. Return on equity (ROE) is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. Return on equity measures a corporation's profitability by revealing how much profit a company generates with the money shareholders have invested. Weighted Average Market Capitalization is an average of the market capitalization of stocks comprising a portfolio or index, adjusted by each stock’s weight in the portfolio or index. The Weighted Median Market Capitalization is the point at which half of the market value of a portfolio or index is invested in stocks with a greater market cap, while the other half of the market value is invested in stocks with a lower market cap.

Turnover is sourced from the fund’s current prospectus.

The index data displayed under allocations are calculated using MSIM and other third-party methodologies and may differ from data published by the vendor.

Forecast and estimates are subject to change and may not necessarily come to pass due to changing market and/or economic conditions.

Excess Return 
or value added (positive or negative) is the portfolio’s return relative to the return of the benchmark. Alpha (Jensen's) is a risk-adjusted performance measure that represents the average return on a portfolio or investment above or below that predicted by the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) given the portfolio's or investment's beta and the average market return. Prior to 6/30/2018 Alpha was calculated as the excess return of the fund versus benchmark. Beta is a measure of the relative volatility of a security or portfolio to the market's upward or downward movements. Information ratio is the portfolio’s alpha or excess return per unit of risk, as measured by tracking error, versus the portfolio’s benchmark. R squared measures how well an investment’s returns correlate to an index. An R squared of 100 means the portfolio performance is 100% correlated to the index’s, whereas a low r-squared means that the portfolio performance is less correlated to the index’s. Sharpe ratio is a risk-adjusted measure calculated as the ratio of excess return to standard deviation. The Sharpe ratio determines reward per unit of risk. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the historical risk-adjusted performance. Standard deviation measures how widely individual performance returns, within a performance series, are dispersed from the average or mean value. Tracking error is the amount by which the performance of the portfolio differs from that of the benchmark. Upside/downside market capture measures annualized performance in up/down markets relative to the market benchmark.


There is no assurance that a portfolio will achieve its investment objective. Portfolios are subject to market risk, which is the possibility that the market value of securities owned by the portfolio will decline. Market values can change daily due to economic and other events (e.g. natural disasters, health crises, terrorism, conflicts and social unrest) that affect markets, countries, companies or governments. It is difficult to predict the timing, duration, and potential adverse effects (e.g. portfolio liquidity) of events. Accordingly, you can lose money investing in this strategy. Please be aware that this strategy may be subject to certain additional risks. In general, equities securities’ values also fluctuate in response to activities specific to a company. Investments in foreign markets entail special risks such as currency, political, economic, market and liquidity risks. The risks of investing in emerging market countries are greater than risks associated with investments in foreign developed markets. Derivative instruments can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and may have a potentially large negative impact on the portfolio’s performance. Illiquid securities may be more difficult to sell and value than publicly traded securities (liquidity risk). Privately placed and restricted securities may be subject to resale restrictions as well as a lack of publicly available information, which will increase their illiquidity and could adversely affect the ability to value and sell them (liquidity risk).

The percentile rankings are based on the average annual total returns for the periods stated and do not include any sales charges, but do include reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and Rule 12b-1 fees. The highest (or most favorable) percentile rank is 1 and the lowest (or least favorable) percentile rank is 100. The top-performing fund in a category will always receive a rank of 1.

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See the Fund's prospectus for information related to a primary benchmark index selected (if applicable) to comply with a regulation that requires the Fund's primary benchmark to represent the overall applicable market.

The MSCI All Country World ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets, excluding the U.S. The term "free float" represents the portion of shares outstanding that are deemed to be available for purchase in the public equity markets by investors. The performance of the Index is listed in U.S. dollars and assumes reinvestment of net dividends. 

The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the international equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. & Canada. The term "free float" represents the portion of shares outstanding that are deemed to be available for purchase in the public equity markets by investors. The MSCI EAFE Index currently consists of 21 developed market country indices. The performance of the Index is listed in U.S. dollars and assumes reinvestment of net dividends. 

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NTM = Next Twelve Months


WAM is the weighted average maturity of the portfolio. The WAM calculation utilizes the interest-rate reset date, rather than a security's stated final maturity, for variable- and floating- rate securities. By looking to a portfolio's interest rate reset schedule in lieu of final maturity dates, the WAM measure effectively captures a fund's exposure to interest rate movements and the potential price impact resulting from interest rate movements.


WAL is the weighted average life of the portfolio. The WAL calculation utilizes a security's stated final maturity date or, when relevant, the date of the next demand feature when the fund may receive payment of principal and interest (such as a put feature). Accordingly, WAL reflects how a portfolio would react to deteriorating credit (widening spreads) or tightening liquidity conditions.


Tracking error and information ratio are calculated using the Portfolio's Blended Index (added October 2, 2013), as this is a better representation of the Portfolio's global multi-asset strategy. The investment team manages the Portfolio relative to this Blended Index.


Excess return versus Custom Benchmark is calculated using the Portfolio's Blended Index based on the period since it was added as a benchmark on October 2, 2013.


NTM = Next Twelve Months


LTM = Last Twelve Months


Because the Portfolio had not commenced operations as of the most recent fiscal year end, no portfolio turnover rate is available for the Portfolio.


The Reorganization occurred on January 6, 2015. The inception date reflects the inception date of the Private Fund.


Global equities is represented by the MSCI All Country World Index.


Net exposure % calculated as [(MV of long cash security and derivative positions)-(absolute value of MV in short derivative positions)]/(portfolio MV)


Gross exposure % calculated as [(MV of long cash security and derivative positions)+(absolute value of MV in short derivative positions)]/(portfolio MV).


Fixed income net and gross exposure is duration adjusted (U.S. Treasury 10-Year equivalents)


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