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We actively manage capital across public and private markets worldwide, working to create alpha for our portfolios and results for our clients. Our long-tenured professionals aim to provide unique market insights, single-sector and multi-asset strategies, and custom solutions.
Strategy Finder
Macro perspectives
Rui De Figueiredo in Pensions & Investments: Multi-Asset Investing
Macro Perspectives
A Midsummer Night's Illusion

Capabilities Across the Asset Class Spectrum

International Equity
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.
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.
Market Outlook
Tobacco: Smoke Without Fire
 
Tobacco has long been a steady compounder, even in the face of regulatory pressure. In this piece, the International Equity Team discusses what the FDA’s latest announcement may mean for the industry.
Private Real Estate Investing
Strategy
Private Real Estate Strategy

    


Capability : Real Assets
Team : Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
Investment Insight
Core Investing for the Long Run
Mar 01, 2017
Arguing that short-term risks are limited, the Real Estate Research & Strategy team discusses in this paper the attractiveness of core real estate and why investors should focus on the long run.
Investment Insight
Global Retail Investment Strategy
By Private Real Estate Investing Research Team
Consumers are likely to drive future growth in developed markets. We believe this will lead to attractive core, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies in the retail and logistics sectors.
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We seek high-quality assets, irrespective of property type or location.

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing
Global Fixed Income
Investment Insight
Outlook/Review: Global Fixed Income Opportunities
Jul 28, 2017
Jim Caron reviews the first half of 2017 and offers insights into how the active management of the Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund can take advantage of trends in the second half of the year.
Investment Insight
What Could Break the Calm in the Markets?
By The Global Fixed Income Team
The team discusses current monetary policy, the impending end of its accommodative stance and the role of central banks in this environment.
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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
8 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.
Investment Insight
Why Smaller Companies May Offer the Best Exposure to EM Consumers
Mar 21, 2017
The team explores why smaller companies may offer the best exposure to the emerging market consumer.
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.

In-depth Market Research

Macro Insight
GMA View Point - The Bull Case for Sterling
 
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “The Bull Case for Sterling”.
Investment Insight
The EDGE: Machine Learning
 
The Growth Team examines machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence that trains computers to generate insights from data. It has the potential to create efficiencies and new industries.


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Defined Benefit Plans

With four decades of asset management experience, we offer a broad range of investment strategies and outcome-oriented solutions to help private and public pension plan fiduciaries outperform their benchmarks, implement asset/liability strategies, manage risk and address the unique needs of their plan's beneficiaries.

Defined Contribution Plans

We believe that our award-winning active investment funds, spanning both traditional and alternative investment strategies, may enable plan sponsors to enhance the quality and diversity of the investment options that they provide to their participants to help them achieve their personal financial goals.

 
Endowments and Foundations

We specialize in designing and managing custom and commingled investment solutions to help managers of endowments and foundations achieve their return requirements, mitigate macroeconomic and financial risks and, whenever possible, devote more of their time to furthering the overall mission of their organizations.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Our innovative products, market insights and investment solutions capabilities enable us to address the unique needs of Sovereign Wealth Funds around the world.

 
Insurance Companies

Effective partnership for the long term requires both indepth regulatory knowledge as well as specialist investment expertise. We favor a consultative approach, designed to meet the unique needs of insurance companies.

Consultants

We scan the landscape constantly for opportunities aimed at enhancing the firm's ability to deliver superior investment performance; deepen our commitment to a best-in-class investment culture; and exceed our clients' expectations.

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