Prime Liquidity Portfolio

An Alternative to
Money Market Funds

The Prime Liquidity Portfolio is a separately managed account and therefore not subject to the new regulatory requirements affecting institutional Prime money market funds such as liquidity fees and redemption gates.

Two Turnkey Investment
Guideline Options

Option 1

Slightly more conservative and is very similar to the investment guidelines currently deployed for Prime money market funds.

Option 2

Slightly less conservative and is very similar to the investment guidelines deployed for Prime money market funds prior to 2010. This option allows for longer maximum weighted average maturity and weighted average life.


Daily portfolio and risk monitoring
Daily automated pre- and post-trade investment guideline compliance monitoring with our proprietary and third-party risk analytics
Broad fixed income capabilities, which includes a dedicated credit research team
Market insights to ensure that your portfolio and your overall cash investment program benefit from Morgan Stanley's Latest views
Access to research and strategies from the Global Liquidity and Fixed Income team and other Morgan Stanley divisions
Extensive investment team, including dedicated credit research team
Formal portfolio reviews as needed
Investment Professionals
Managing Director
24 years industry experience
Managing Director
25 years industry experience


All investments involve risks, including the possible loss of principal. There is no assurance that a portfolio will achieve its investment objective.

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 values of securities owned by the Portfolio will decline and that the value of Portfolio shares may therefore be less than what you paid for them.

Accordingly, you can lose money investing in this Portfolio. Please be aware that this Portfolio may be subject to certain additional risks. Fixed-income securities. Subject to credit and interest-rate risk. Credit risk refers to the ability of an issuer to make timely payments of interest and principal. Interest-rate risk refers to fluctuations in the value of a fixed-income security resulting from changes in the general level of interest rates. In a declining interest-rate environment, the Portfolio may generate less income. In a rising interest-rate environment, bond prices fall. Mortgage- and asset-backed securities are sensitive to early prepayment risk and a higher risk of default and may be hard to value and difficult to sell (liquidity risk). They are also subject to credit, market and interest rate risks. Certain U.S. government securities purchased by the Portfolio, such as those issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. It is possible that these issuers will not have the funds to meet their payment obligations in the future. Investments in foreign markets entail special risks such as currency, political, economic, and market risks. Municipal securities are subject to early redemption risk and sensitive to tax, legislative and political changes.

Bank Obligations. The activities of U.S. and most foreign banks are subject to comprehensive regulations. The enactment of new legislation or regulations, as well as changes in interpretation and enforcement of current laws, may affect the manner of operations and profitability of domestic and foreign banks. In addition, banks may be particularly susceptible to certain economic factors

A separately managed account may not be suitable for all investors. Separate accounts managed according to the Strategy include a number of securities and will not necessarily track the performance of any index. Please consider the investment objectives, risks and fees of the strategy carefully before investing. A minimum asset level is required. For important information about the investment manager, please refer to Form ADV Part II.

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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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Not FDIC Insured—Offer No Bank Guarantee—May Lose Value
Not Insured By Any Federal Government Agency—Not A Deposit

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