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Media Appearance  •  Nov 16, 2020

Global Endurance Portfolio featured on CNBC 

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This 30-name Morgan Stanley fund is up 70% this year — Here’s how the manager picks winning stocks.

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Market Pulse  •  Nov 16, 2020  •  6:24 Min

First Look at 2021: Too Much Liquidity Chasing Too Few Assets 

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Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Alert  •  Nov 11, 2020  •  5:26 Min

Market Alert with Andrew Slimmon: Opportunities Abound 

Andrew Slimmon
Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Nov 11, 2020

How Big Are the Waves? 

Global Fixed Income Team
With the U.S. election in the rear-view mirror, the scope of fiscal stimulus and a resurgent virus remain two big questions for the global economy and bond markets.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  Nov 10, 2020

The Pandemic's Silver Lining  

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, explains how economic reform in emerging economies is the pandemic’s silver lining.

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PATH  •  Nov 10, 2020

US Presidential Election: The State of Play 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning.

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Market Pulse  •  Nov 09, 2020  •  7:21 Min

Presidential Election Series: The 4 Major Market Implications of a “No Blue Wave” Scenario 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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MARKET PULSE  •  Nov 05, 2020  •  1:00:12 Min

Hear the replay: U.S. Election 2020 Debrief 

Jim Caron, Andrew Slimmon
Morgan Stanley Investment Management portfolio managers shared their views on the likely impact of the U.S. presidential election on the economy and the markets.

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Engagement Report  •  Nov 03, 2020

Engage  

International Equity Team
The latest edition of Engage, the International Equity Team’s semi-annual update on their ESG engagement activity.

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Market Pulse  •  Nov 02, 2020  •  6:25 Min

Presidential Election Series: Expect More Questions Than Answers – and Rising Volatility 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  Oct 30, 2020  •  09:39 Min

The Markets and Presidential Elections Through a Historical Lens 

Jitania Kandhari
Jitania Kandhari, Head of Macroeconomic Research for the Global Emerging Markets Team and Co-Portfolio Manager of the Active International Allocation Portfolio, takes a historical look at the markets and presidential elections.

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INSIGHT AUDIO  •  Oct 30, 2020

Presidential Election Series With Jim Caron 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Insight Article  •  Oct 29, 2020

AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team Review and Outlook 

Christopher Morser
The AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team provides its view on recent performance of the hedge fund industry and its outlook for hedge fund strategies going forward.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Oct 28, 2020

ESG in Sovereign Fixed Income Investing: Identifying Opportunities, Correcting Biases 

Soledad Lopez, Navindu Katugampola, Barbara Calvi
The Global Fixed Income Team’s newly enhanced Sovereign Sustainability Model is a significantly updated and comprehensive approach to evaluating ESG performance for Sovereign issuers.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Oct 26, 2020

4 Steps to Sustainable Investing  

Asset owners who embrace sustainable investing face a steep implementation curve. Adopting these four steps can guide a dynamic strategy for the long term.

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Market Pulse  •  Oct 26, 2020  •  7:44 Min

Presidential Election Series: Pricing in the Return of Demand 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  Oct 23, 2020

Market Update: A Silver Lining on the Horizon 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning.

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Market Pulse  •  Oct 19, 2020

Presidential Election Series: The Impact of the Tax and Spending Plans 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Oct 19, 2020

U.S. Industrials Poised to Outperform 

Sergei Parmenov, Cyril Moulle-Berteaux
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: 'U.S. Industrials Poised to Outperform.'

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Global Equity Observer  •  Oct 19, 2020

Resilient Compounders: Worth Every Penny 

William Lock, Bruno Paulson
The International Equity Team’s three global strategies, on average, have earnings that are flat year to date, versus a 15% fall for the MSCI World Index as a whole. Bruno Paulson muses why high quality compounders don’t command a larger premium.

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EDGE  •  Oct 19, 2020

Quantum Computing 

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Quantum computers store and process information using the quantum mechanical properties of matter. Counterpoint Global investigates the impact this new hardware could have on processing speeds and its potential to tackle previously unsolvable computing problems.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Oct 16, 2020

The Devil Is in the Details 

Global Fixed Income Team
Our Global Fixed Income team discuss a “most challenging month for financial markets” and argue their long risk position is the best way to position portfolios.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Oct 16, 2020

Sustainability: Material Actions Speak Louder Than Words  

Leslie Delany
The Applied Equity Advisors team looks to effectively link the sustainability impact of its Global Concentrated Equity ESG strategy to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, all while striving to meet portfolio performance objectives.

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Tales From the Emerging World  •  Oct 13, 2020

The Stock Market Is Not Partisan  

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets, takes an historical look at market returns and volatility leading up to a United States presidential election – and the implications for this year.

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Market Alert  •  Oct 07, 2020  •  4:52 Min

"The Economy, Stupid" 

Andrew Slimmon
Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Market Pulse  •  Oct 05, 2020  •  7:43 Min

Bonds Are Repricing on the U.S. Election 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  Oct 02, 2020

Road to Recovery: 2020’s Final Lap 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  Sep 30, 2020

Equity Market Commentary - September 2020 

Andrew Slimmon
In his September TAKE, Andrew Slimmon discusses his latest thoughts on equity markets as we wrap up the third quarter and begin the final stretch of the year.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Sep 28, 2020

Driving Value in Liquidity Through ESG 

Barbara Calvi, Navindu Katugampola
Investors are increasingly looking to incorporate ESG within their entire portfolio, including the liquidity component. We discuss our holistic approach to ESG analysis and how that is integrated into the investment process.

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Market Pulse  •  Sep 28, 2020

October Discovery: Is the Price Right?  

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Media Appearance  •  Sep 24, 2020

Counterpoint Global featured in Barron's 

Counterpoint Global
Counterpoint Global's Growth Portfolio and International Opportunity Portfolio have beat the market without owning the FAAMG stocks.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Sep 23, 2020

Health care in a pandemic 

Marcus Watson
The current crisis has tested conventional wisdom, including what to expect of health care companies. Marcus Watson examines the sector’s resilience in the face of a global pandemic.

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PATH  •  Sep 21, 2020  •  3:34 Min

Animal Spirits and the US Election: Will Momentum Stall? [Audio] 

Andrew Harmstone, Christian Goldsmith
Christian Goldsmith shares the GBaR team’s latest market views.

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Market Pulse  •  Sep 21, 2020  •  6:42 Min

A Mixed Bag of Data, but Optimism About the Future 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  Sep 18, 2020

Animal Spirits and the US Election: Will Momentum Stall? 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Sep 16, 2020

Decarbonisation: The Basics 

Vladimir Demine, Candida de Sliva
Decarbonisation 101. The International Equity Team discusses how a high quality equity portfolio can help investors seeking to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Consilient Observer  •  Sep 15, 2020

One Job 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
The one job of an equity investor is to take advantage of gaps between expectations and fundamentals, which requires an understanding of the magnitude of investment and return on investment in order to properly anticipate free cash flows. With investments shifting more toward intangible assets, this report discusses the measurement and characteristics of intangible assets and reviews the implications of the growth of intangibles for investors.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Sep 14, 2020

Consolidation Is the Name of the Game 

Global Fixed Income Team
A benign August saw positive trends continue. How long will this continue, what does this mean for fixed income investors? The Global Fixed Income team explore.

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Market Pulse  •  Sep 14, 2020  •  4:47 Min

Fed Focus: Credit Rates and Solvency Risk 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  Sep 09, 2020

The Winners of a Post-Pandemic Era 

Ruchir Sharma
Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist and Head of Emerging Markets lists the economies most likely to thrive in the post pandemic era, arguing that the winners will need a strong defense against the forces of deglobalization, rising debt, and meddling governments, and a strong offense to exploit the booming digital economy.

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PATH  •  Sep 08, 2020

Warning: Ice on the road ahead 

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning.

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Market Pulse  •  Sep 08, 2020  •  6:01 Min

Risk Off Today, but a Silver Lining Is on the Horizon 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Alert  •  Sep 02, 2020  •  5:34 Min

Presidential Elections, the Elusive Market Pullback and a Lack of Opportunities 

Andrew Slimmon
Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 31, 2020  •  5:58 Min

History in the Making: A Reworking of Fed Policy 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 24, 2020  •  5:15 Min

Where Do We Go From Here? The Fed Considers AIT – Average Inflation Targeting 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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PATH  •  Aug 21, 2020

Global markets: China’s positive outlook may not benefit the rest of the world  

Andrew Harmstone, Manfred Hui, Christian Goldsmith
The GBaR team provides an update on its latest market views and asset allocation positioning.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 21, 2020

Where to Go From Here? Reimagining the Fed’s Policy Response Function 

Jim Caron
In his latest Market Pulse, Jim Caron looks at how investors are incentivized to align with the Fed's policy response function, which should broadly support asset prices and ease financial conditions.

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EDGE  •  Aug 19, 2020

CAR-T Therapy 

Stan Delaney
CAR-T cell therapy has been a huge breakthrough in curing blood cancers. MSIM’s Counterpoint Global explores how recent advances in the technology could improve its safety and lower its cost while expanding CAR-T cell therapy’s addressable market.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Aug 14, 2020

The Song Remains the Same 

Global Fixed Income Team
Despite good news on the policy front, challenges remain - U.S./China relations, U.S. fiscal cliff, U.S. elections and the pandemic - yet we remain optimistic.

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Insight Article  •  Aug 13, 2020

The Case for Private Equity Investing Amid the Crisis 

Neha Champaneria Markle
Learn how coronavirus has affected the outlook for private equity investing, which could become an important source of capital in an economic recovery.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 06, 2020  •  2:41 Min

A Distinct Approach to High Yield 

Richard Lindquist
With a focus on smaller, middle market issuers, the MSIFT High Yield Portfolio takes a distinct approach to the high yield market. Head of Global High Yield Richard Lindquist explains.

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Media Appearance  •  Aug 04, 2020

And the No. 1 Stock-Fund Manager Is... 

Dennis Lynch
Dennis Lynch and his funds were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for winning their latest Winners' Circle contest.

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Consilient Observer  •  Aug 04, 2020

Public to Private Equity in the United States: A Long-Term Look 

Michael Mauboussin, Dan Callahan
Over the past quarter century there has been a marked shift in U.S. equities from public markets to private markets controlled by buyout and venture capital firms. This change has had reverberations for asset managers, investors, executives, and policy makers.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 03, 2020  •  5:17 Min

On the Contrary, the Dollar Is Still Strong, but Weakening Is on the Horizon 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Aug 01, 2020  •  15:01 Min

2020 IPE Congress - Vikram Raju Video Replay 

Vikram Raju
Head of Impact Investing, Vikram Raju, speaks at the 2020 IPE Congress on climate investing

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Sustainable Investing  •  Jul 31, 2020

Beyond Windmills: The New Environmental Portfolio 

Vikram Raju
AIP Private Markets’ Head of Impact Investing finds that solutions to climate change are nuanced and may generate compelling investment opportunities.

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Market Alert  •  Jul 30, 2020  •  4:30 Min

In Spite of Summer, the Market Tends to be Neither Hot nor Humid in August 

Andrew Slimmon
Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Insight Article  •  Jul 30, 2020

Fishing for Stocks in China 

Kristian Heugh, Marc Fox
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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Market Pulse  •  Jul 29, 2020

Market Pulse with Jim Caron: The Fed Keeps Rates Low While the Dollar Weakens 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today.

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Insight Article  •  Jul 28, 2020

Where To Next: A Framework For Resilience 

Nash Waterman
The AIP Private Markets team explains their framework for selecting companies and constructing a portfolio that seeks to withstand changes in the economic cycle.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 27, 2020  •  3:41 Min

Procyclical Forces Weaken the U.S. Dollar  

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  Jul 24, 2020

Equity Market Commentary - July 2020 

Andrew Slimmon
In his July TAKE, Andrew Slimmon discusses how behavioral finance again takes the front seat. Many investors remain pessimistic in spite of signs that in fact, 2020 could be a good year for equities.

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Insight Video  •  Jul 22, 2020  •  2:21 Min

Global Fixed Income Opportunities Fund: Active and Flexible for an Evolving Bond Market 

Jim Caron
Portfolio manager and Head of Global Macro Strategies Jim Caron explains the potential benefits of an unconstrained bond strategy – where managers are free to go where the opportunities – not the index – take them.

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TALES FROM THE EMERGING WORLD  •  Jul 21, 2020

No, the Markets Aren't Crazy 

Ruchir Sharma
In his latest Tales From the Emerging World, Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist, notes that though stock valuations have been inflated by lower interest rates, the market remains the best barometer of the economic cycle.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 20, 2020  •  5:15 Min

A Weaker Dollar Can Benefit the Global Economy 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jul 16, 2020

Paying Up  

Dirk Hoffmann-Becking, Alex Gabriele
The payments industry is emerging as one of the most attractive parts of the Fintech world. The International Equity Team explains.

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Resilience  •  Jul 16, 2020

Alternative Risk Premia: Taking Control of Your Exposures 

Patrick Reid, Gary Chan
ARP are factor-based sources of return that are rules-based and systematically derived. Many ARP seek to be market-neutral or risk-mitigating. Both may be appealing to investors focused on building resilient portfolios.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Jul 15, 2020

Can It, Will It, Continue? 

Global Fixed Income Team
With infection rates rising globally we ask whether the economic recovery can continue if health and employment concerns depress earnings and spending power.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 13, 2020  •  7:01 Min

The Global Economy Is Slowly Emerging From the Shadows 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Market Alert  •  Jul 09, 2020  •  4:04 Min

The Reconnect, the NASDAQ Bubble and the Reemergence of Asian Tech 

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Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 07, 2020

Morgan Stanley’s Lynch is Beating 99% of Peers With Growth Play 

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Dennis Lynch, head of Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, discusses his mutual fund's investment strategy amid the Covid-19 pandemic with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker on "Bloomberg Markets.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 06, 2020  •  6:36 Min

Will the Sizzle Fizzle? 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Insight Article  •  Jul 01, 2020

Climate Transition in a Portfolio Context: What Matters and What to Measure 

Portfolio Solutions Group
The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and the Portfolio Solutions Group examine the increasing trend of decarbonization in business and investment conversations, and explain why they believe this will give rise to compelling investment opportunities and affect the way that investors build and manage their portfolios.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Jun 30, 2020

All Green Bonds Are Not Created Equal 

Navindu Katugampola, Barbara Calvi
The universe of “sustainable bonds” spans a broad set of categories, creating a confusing mosaic for investors to decipher, and leading to accusations of “greenwashing” by critics. The Global Fixed Income Sustainable Investing team explores how they look through the labelling to critically assess sustainable bond issuance within their investment process.

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Takeaways & Key Expectations  •  Jun 30, 2020

Equity Market Commentary - June 2020 

Andrew Slimmon
Is the tech sector in bubble territory like it was back in 2000? “Maybe so”, says Andrew Slimmon, “but we believe there are still plenty of reasonably priced names out there.”

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Jun 30, 2020

Stars Aligned for Higher Inflation 

Sergei Parmenov, Cyril Moulle-Berteaux
MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: "Stars Aligned for Higher Inflation."

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Market Pulse  •  Jun 29, 2020  •  7:00 Min

Policy or Pandemic: Which Will Drive Asset Prices? 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Insight Video  •  Jun 26, 2020  •  2:45 Min

MSIFT Core Plus Fixed Income Portfolio: Balancing Risk and Opportunities 

Neil Stone
Portfolio Manager Neil Stone discusses how an index-aware approach allows the fund to balance risks with opportunities.

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Insight Video  •  Jun 26, 2020  •  3:00 Min

MSIFT Corporate Bond Portfolio: An Active, Value Driven Approach to Credit 

Joseph Mehlman
What impact will monetary policy intervention have on investment grade credit? Joseph Mehlman, portfolio manager for the Global Fixed Income team, explains why the team believes the Fund’s approach makes it poised to benefit.

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Sustainable Investing  •  Jun 25, 2020

ESG and Trends in Reserves Management 

There is a growing interest in ESG assets amongst central bank reserve managers, a new survey by Morgan Stanley Investment Management and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) finds.

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Resilience  •  Jun 24, 2020

Alternative Lending and the Resilient Consumer 

Kenneth Michlitsch
Fintech-driven alternative lending exhibited resilience during the acute initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent data supports continued optimism.

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Investment Insight  •  Jun 24, 2020

Post-Crisis Private Markets Investing 

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In light of the extraordinary market disruption due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PSG team considers the broader potential impacts of the current crisis on private markets and describes potential areas of investment opportunity going forward in the post-crisis environment.

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Market Pulse  •  Jun 22, 2020  •  3:45 Min

Q3 2020: Better? Yes. But Good Enough? 

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Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Insight Article  •  Jun 19, 2020

Active Management in Fixed Income: Now More than Ever  

Jim Caron
Given that interest rates are near zero, or negative, in many countries for the foreseeable future, will bonds be useful diversifiers in portfolios? Jim Caron, Global Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, thinks “yes” but the key is an actively managed focus on alpha.

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Media Appearance  •  Jun 16, 2020

Dennis Lynch featured on CNBC 

Dennis Lynch
Dennis Lynch and his Insight Fund were highlighted on CNBC.com. He is quoted that the Insight Fund serves as the “sort of our best ideas” product, and his team’s goal is to “collect what we think are highly unique companies.” Lynch goes on to say his investment team has a few main areas of expertise, such as tech and health care, but that a main focus is on identifying upcoming trends.

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Market Pulse  •  Jun 15, 2020  •  8:12 Min

Credit Check with Richard Ford  

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Credit markets have been under tremendous pressure. What should investors think? Richard Ford, Global Head of Credit, offers his views. Listen now.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Jun 15, 2020

The Tide Turns: It’s More than Hope 

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Despite unprecedented bad economic data and the uncertain course of the coronavirus, markets continued on an upward trajectory in May and rallied further.

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Resilience  •  Jun 15, 2020

Long Short Equity Strategies: "Hedging" Your Bets 

Eric Stampfel
Amid the market uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, investors may be seeking ways to add resilience to their portfolios. Long-short equity strategies have the potential to deliver steady returns in volatile markets.

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Market Pulse  •  Jun 15, 2020  •  5:48 Min

New Normal? No Such Thing. The Market is Just Establishing a New Range. 

Jim Caron
Jim Caron, Head of Global Macro Strategies, provides timely insights on what’s driving fixed income markets today. Listen now.

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Resilience  •  Jun 15, 2020

Risk as a starting point — not an afterthought 

Andrew Harmstone
Dazzling investment returns make good headlines─as do spectacular investment crashes, such as the one triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic or the Financial Crisis of 2008-2009. But seldom do we read stories about resilient strategies that have excelled in managing volatility while delivering, competitive returns. Yet managing volatility is one of the keys to surviving a sharp market downturn.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jun 12, 2020

Unlocking the Future – The Post-COVID World 

William Lock, Bruno Paulson
As lockdown measures ease, the International Equity Team considers how the global pandemic has demonstrated the importance of a digital presence for companies.

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Market Alert  •  Jun 11, 2020  •  3:59 Min

The Disconnect Between the Stock Market and the Economy 

Andrew Slimmon
Andrew Slimmon, Head of the Applied Equity Advisors Team, offers a timely perspective on what is shaping the markets now as well as insights on investment opportunities and risk within global equities. Listen to his Market Alert.