Treasury Securities
Share Class :
MSUXX CUSIP: 61747C525 Fund Number: 8305
Treasury Securities
MSUXX CUSIP: 61747C525 Fund Number: 8305
Share Class :

Treasury Securities

MSUXX CUSIP: 61747C525 Fund Number: 8305
Investment Approach

The Morgan Stanley Institutional Liquidity Funds (MSILF) Treasury Securities Portfolio seeks preservation of capital, daily liquidity and maximum income.

Investment Philosophy
A conservatively managed portfolio of debt securities issued by the U.S. Treasury designed to help maximize current income while preserving capital and maintaining liquidity.
Investment Process
The management team follows an investment process that seeks to select maturities based on the shape of the money market fund yield curve and on expectations as to future shifts in the level and shape of the curve, taking into consideration such factors as current short-term interest rates, Federal Reserve policy regarding interest rates and U.S. economic activity.
Fund Highlights


  • AAAm – S&P
  • Aaa-mf – Moodys
  • Approved – NAIC

The portfolio's credit quality does not remove market risk



Competitive trading deadlines and same-day access



Competitive rate of return


Weighted Average Maturity (Days)
Weighted Average Life (Days)
1-Day Liquidity (%)
7-Day Liquidity (%)
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. 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.

Historical Shareholder Flows
Daily Net Shareholder Flows

Daily Market NAV

Monthly Yields
(Average annualized monthly net yield %)
    Aug 2020 Jul 2020 Jun 2020 May 2020 Apr 2020 Mar 2020 Feb 2020 Jan 2020 Dec 2019 Nov 2019 Oct 2019 Sep 2019
MSUXX 0.01 0.03 0.06 0.11 0.28 0.87 1.43 1.45 1.50 1.58 1.73 1.88
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. Yields are subsidized and subject to change. For additional information, click here.
Daily/Weekly Liquid Assets

US Treasury Debt 100.00

WAM 52
WAL 80


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 /Trustees 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.

You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Funds’ sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

Total assets used in the calculation of Daily Liquid Assets and Weekly Liquid Assets may include interest receivables as well as other assets, like prepaid expenses. If these interest receivables and other assets were not reflected, the Daily Liquid Assets and/or Weekly Liquid Assets would be higher.

Subject to change daily. Provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell securities mentioned or securities in the industries shown above.

Net Asset Value (NAV) is the dollar value of a single mutual fund share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. It is calculated at the end of each business day.

Subsidized (Sub.) reflects current fee waivers in effect. Absent such fee waivers, the yield would have been lower. The Unsubsidized (Unsub.) does not reflect the fee waivers currently in effect. Current yield is a measure that looks at the current price of a bond instead of its face value and represents the return an investor would expect if he or she purchased the bond and held it for a year. Calculated by dividing the Annual Cash Inflows / Market Price. The 7-day effective yields are annualized net yields that describe 1-year earnings assuming dividends are reinvested at the average rate of the last 7 days.

SEC 30-day yield is a measure of the income generated by the portfolio's underlying asset over the trailing 30 days, relative to the asset base of the portfolio itself. The SEC 30-day yield - Subsidized (Sub.) reflects current fee waivers in effect. Absent such fee waivers, the yield would have been lower. The SEC 30-Day yield - Un-Subsidized (Un-Sub.) does not reflect the fee waivers currently in effect.

Weighted average maturity (WAM) – measures the weighted average of the maturities of the portfolio's individual holdings, taking into account reset dates for floating rate securities.

Weighted average life (WAL) – measures the weighted average of the maturities of the portfolio’s individual holdings.

Important Ratings Disclosures
Ratings represent the opinions of the rating agency as to the quality of the securities they rate. Standard & Poor's, Moody's, Fitch and NAIC ratings rate the investment quality of the fund's shares. Independent rating agency ratings include, but are not limited to, a regular analysis of a fund's liquidity, diversification, operational policies and internal controls, its management characteristics and the creditworthiness of its assets.

Ratings are not intended as a recommendation and are subject to change. Ratings are relative and subjective and are not absolute standards of quality. The portfolio's credit quality does not remove market risk.

Standard & Poor's money market fund ratings are forward-looking opinions about a fixed-income fund's capacity to maintain stable principal (net asset value). When assigning a principal stability rating to a fund, Standard & Poor's analysis focuses primarily on the creditworthiness of the fund's investments and counterparties, and also its investments maturity structure and management's ability and policies to maintain the fund's stable net asset value. For more information, please visit:

Moody's Investors Services Inc.'s money market fund ratings are opinions of the investment quality of shares in mutual funds and similar investment vehicles which principally invest in short-term fixed income obligations. As such, these ratings incorporate Moody's assessment of a fund's published investment objectives and policies, the creditworthiness of the assets held by the fund, the liquidity profile of the fund's assets relative to the fund's investor base, the assets' susceptibility to market risk, as well as the management characteristics of the fund. For more information, please visit:

Fitch Ratings’ money market fund ratings are an opinion as to the capacity of a money market fund to preserve principal and provide shareholder liquidity. Money market fund ratings are distinguished from the long-term credit-rating scale by the ‘mmf’ rating subscript and range from ‘AAAmmf’ to ‘Bmmf’. For more information, please visit:

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) conducts credit analysis on securities for the purpose of assigning an NAIC designation and/ or unit price. NAIC designations are the specific alphanumeric symbols in use by the NAIC Securities Valuation Office (SVO), to denote a category of credit quality. NAIC designated the MSILF Prime Fund as a Class 1 Fund. NAIC Class 1 designation subjects the Fund to capital reserve requirements as if it was a NAIC-1 Bond. For complete information on the methodology used by NAIC, please visit:

Amended rule 2a-7(a)(8) (defining “daily liquid asset” to mean (i) cash; (ii) direct obligations of the U.S. Government; and (iii) securities that will mature or are subject to a demand feature that is exercisable and payable within one business day).

Amended rule 2a-7(a)(32) (defining “weekly liquid assets” to mean (i) cash; (ii) direct obligations of the U.S. Government; (iii) Government securities issued by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the Government of the United States pursuant to authority granted by the Congress of the United States, that are issued at a discount to the principal amount to be repaid at maturity and have a remaining maturity of 60 days or less; and (iv) securities that will mature or are subject to a demand feature that is exercisable and payable within five business days).

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the portfolios carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the portfolios. To obtain a prospectus, download one or call 1.800.236.0992. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Morgan Stanley Distribution, Inc. serves as distributor for the Morgan Stanley Institutional Liquidity Funds. Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) is the asset management division of Morgan Stanley.


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)


Security ratings disclosed above have been obtained from Standard & Poor's Ratings Group ("S&P"). S&P's credit ratings express its opinion about the ability and willingness of an issuer to meet its financial obligations in full and on time.'AAA' is the highest rating. Any rating below 'BBB-' rating is considered non-investment grade. Ratings are relative and subjective and are not absolute standards of quality. Ratings apply only to the underlying holdings of the portfolio and does not remove market risk. "NR" or "Not Rated" indicates that no rating has been requested, that there is insufficient information on which to base a rating, or that S&P does not rate a particular obligation as a matter of policy. Futures are not rated.


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Please be aware that liquidity instruments may be subject to certain additional risks. Fixed-income securities are subject to the ability of an issuer to make timely principal and interest payments (credit risk), changes in interest rates (interest-rate risk), the creditworthiness of the issuer and general market liquidity (market risk). In the current rising interest-rate environment, bond prices may fall and may result in periods of volatility and increased portfolio redemptions. Longer-term securities may be more sensitive to interest rate changes. In a declining interest-rate environment, the portfolio may generate less income.

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