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Macro Insight  •  Oct 03, 2019

How Much to Own in Emerging Markets 

Those who see the opportunity in emerging markets want to know, how much should we own? We discuss three approaches that look at the ideal emerging market allocation.

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Macro Insight  •  Oct 03, 2019

What to Own in Emerging Markets 

Which countries do we think are worth owning in emerging markets? Those that can thrive in the age of the three D’s—deglobalization, depopulation and deleveraging.

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Macro Insight  •  Oct 03, 2019

The Case for Emerging Markets Relative to the U.S. 

Why invest in emerging markets? After falling out of fashion, we think emerging markets are poised to be rediscovered in the next decade.

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Investment Insight  •  Sep 27, 2019

Compounding in Health Care 

Where can you find high quality investments in the health care sector? Marcus Watson from our International Equity Team shares his views.

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Market Outlook  •  Sep 25, 2019

Equity Market Commentary - September 2019  

Markets have experienced a series of “recession scares.” Yet Andrew Slimmon maintains that the U.S. stock market will break out during the fourth quarter of 2019, with the S&P 500 ending the year well north of 3,000.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Sep 20, 2019

Volatility and Uncertainty Continue 

Why have government bonds and other fixed income assets prevailed in the current market environment while other sectors and asset classes have struggled?

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Market Pulse  •  Sep 16, 2019

ECB Action Puts Pressure on Fed 

The ECB's recent actions have put pressure on the Fed to take some action of their own. Jim Caron from the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views.

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Investment Insight  •  Sep 11, 2019

Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia 

In much the same way that long-only investors have considered “passive” investing as a way to adjust their exposures efficiently and to reduce cost, alternatives investors have begun to explore systematic and index-based solutions—such as “alternative risk premia”—as a way to achieve those same objectives. In this paper, we seek to introduce the concept of alternative risk premia, explain how investors can access them, and present the potential benefits and drawbacks associated with them.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Sep 09, 2019

Corporates Under Pressure 

Bruno Paulson discusses how regulatory and technological change has made environmental and social concerns even more important than before.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Sep 05, 2019

Software & Services 

Understanding the connection between ESG and performance can positively impact employee recruitment, retention and engagement, says the International Equity Team’s Nathan Wong and Richard Perrott.

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Macro Insight  •  Sep 04, 2019

VIDEO: Tug-of-War 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Sep 04, 2019

Consumer Staples 

How can a company differentiate itself? Get its environmental and social policies right. The International Equity Team’s Nic Sochovsky explains.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Sep 03, 2019

25-50 of the Highest Quality Stocks in the World 

Global Sustain is a high-quality, low carbon portfolio using bottom-up fundamental analysis and active engagement with company management.

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Macro Insight  •  Sep 03, 2019

Our Liquidity Solutions Team’s Competitive Advantages 

Managing cash is becoming increasingly complex. Our Global Liquidity Solutions is uniquely positioned to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Sep 02, 2019

Pay X-Ray 

Vladimir Demine discusses how certain compensation scheme practices – such as earnings adjustments – may be red flags.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Aug 30, 2019

Health Care 

Marcus Watson discusses how innovative health care companies can use science and technology to address health needs within communities.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Aug 29, 2019

Knock-On Effects 

What does material mean? Laura Bottega discusses the factors that may influence the sustainability of returns.

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Media Appearance  •  Aug 29, 2019

Andrew Slimmon on CNBC "Squawk Box" 

Andrew Slimmon joined the CNBC "Squawk Box" to discuss the possibility of a recession and the markets.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Aug 28, 2019

Tackling Plastics 

Vladimir Demine explains how a company's attention to plastic consumption may not only benefit the environment, but also create opportunities to differentiate itself.

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Macro Insight  •  Aug 27, 2019

Tug-of-War 

Tariffs applied during the U.S.-China trade war have paradoxically not raised U.S. inflation. In our latest insight, Tug-of-War: We examine the tug-of-war pitting the direct inflationary effects of tariffs against the indirect deflationary impact of other forces at play.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Aug 23, 2019

The Two Risks We Manage: Earnings and Multiples 

Should equity investors be worrying about multiple threats? Bruno Paulson talks earnings and multiples.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 21, 2019

The Fed needs to Lead not Follow 

It is time for the Fed to get proactive. Jim Caron from the Global Fixed Income team shares his views.

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Media Appearance  •  Aug 20, 2019

Brian Weinstein on CNBC 

Brian Weinstein joins Rick Santelli to discuss monetary and fiscal stimulus around the world.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Aug 19, 2019

Just When It Looked Safe to Go Back in the Water  

We were set for a quiet August, but financial markets had other plans. The Global Fixed Income Team believes this change of events should be taken seriously.

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Media Appearance  •  Aug 13, 2019

Brian Weinstein on Bloomberg 

Brian Weinstein joined Bloomberg Surveillance to discuss how politics around the world are impacting markets.

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Media Appearance  •  Aug 13, 2019

Michael Kushma on Bloomberg 

Michael Kushma joined Bloomberg "The Open" to discuss fears of a global recession.

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A World of Fixed Income Opportunities 

The U.S. fixed income market is less than half of the global fixed income market. Chris Roth of the Global Fixed Income Team discusses the importance of considering international fixed income investments.

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Macro Insight  •  Aug 05, 2019

Equity Market Commentary 

Why were recent stock markets at all-time highs? Andrew Slimmon details the underpinnings of those markets and his outlook on what's next.

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Investment Insight  •  Aug 05, 2019

AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team Review and Outlook 

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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MEDIA APPEARANCE  •  Aug 01, 2019

Dennis Lynch featured in The Wall Street Journal  

Dennis Lynch and two Counterpoint Global funds were highlighted in The Wall Street Journal’s latest quarterly Winners’ Circle. Dennis discusses the team’s recent strategy of de-emphasizing big tech businesses and identifying opportunities in smaller and midsize companies.

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Market Pulse  •  Aug 01, 2019

A Fed Mistake? 

The Fed may have made a mistake in deciding to cut rates by only 25bps. Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views.

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Macro Insight  •  Jul 26, 2019

Opportunities in A-shares 

MSCI’s inclusion of China A-shares into global indices will undoubtedly boost investor focus. The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses opportunities in this vast and largely uncharted portion of China’s complex markets.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 26, 2019

Jim Caron examines the U.S. Economy on Bloomberg 

Jim Caron joins Bloomberg Markets: The Open to examine U.S. economic growth in the second quarter.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 25, 2019

Expect the Unexpected from the ECB 

The ECB changes course and gets ready to announce a package of easing measures. The Global Fixed Income team shares their views on what’s to come.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 25, 2019

Andrew Slimmon on CNBC 

Andrew Slimmon joined the CNBC “The Exchange” team to discuss the current state of the markets. He shares his view that equity markets may suggest a stronger economy in the future.

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Macro Insight  •  Jul 25, 2019

Why Invest Internationally: A Conversation 

Should you be considering markets outside of the U.S.? Our professionals review the opportunities and challenges of international diversification.

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Press Release  •  Jul 23, 2019

Presidio Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Assets From Apache Corporation in Partnership With Morgan Stanley Energy Partners 

Presidio Investment Holdings LLC announced today that it has completed its acquisition of all the oil and natural gas producing properties in the western Anadarko Basin of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas from Apache Corporation and its affiliates (NYSE: APA). Presidio Petroleum is a portfolio company majority owned by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners, the energy private equity business of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 22, 2019

Ruchir Sharma on CNBC  

What is in store for emerging markets? Ruchir Sharma shares his views on CNBC's "Closing Bell."

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Market Outlook  •  Jul 19, 2019

2Q19 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

We see a positive second half of the year for fixed income, with mortgages as our favorite area of opportunity. Jim Caron shares his views.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jul 19, 2019

Rebuilding Moats in the Digital Age 

Who is top of the class as consumer staples go back to school? The International Equity Team discusses dominance in the digital age.

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Macro Insight  •  Jul 18, 2019

VIDEO: An Holistic Approach to the World’s Water Woes 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.

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Macro Insight  •  Jul 18, 2019

An Holistic Approach to the World’s Water Woes 

The high usage and scarcity of water have become consequential issues not only for human health, but for the global economy. A lot of economic activity is reliant on water—a lot of water. We review the interconnectedness of the world’s water issues, illustrates the impact of water stress on important industries and encourage investors to consider water issues when making decisions.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Jul 17, 2019

Central Banks Poised to Keep the Expansion Rolling 

Central Banks seem poised to do all in their power to keep the expansion rolling. The Global Fixed Income team shares their review of the first half of 2019 and their outlook for the second half.

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Market Outlook  •  Jul 16, 2019

Isn’t the Stock Market a Forward Predictor? 

The stock market is hovering around its all-time high, yet investor bullishness is surprisingly low. Andrew Slimmon argues that the stock market is a forward predictor, and that despite a summer correction, the S&P 500 will be well above 3,000 by year end.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 11, 2019

Jim Caron on Bloomberg - The Open  

Jim Caron joins "Bloomberg Markets: The Open" to examine whether or not the market rally is coming to an end.

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Investment Insight  •  Jul 11, 2019

Sharpening an Innovative Edge in Private Equity 

Private equity investing has evolved. The next chapter focuses on transforming portfolio companies into category-leading platforms.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 11, 2019

Global Factors Impacting the Fed's Rate Policy 

The Fed could cut rates by 50 basis points this month rather than the expected 25. Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views on why this could happen.

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Market Outlook  •  Jul 09, 2019

Correction Ahead? Why That May Be Good News for Investors 

With volatility at low levels this rally, investors shouldn't be surprised by a summer sell-off. Even so, the outlook long-term is still positive. Here's why.

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Press Release  •  Jul 08, 2019

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital Announces Agreement to Sell DocuWare GmbH 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their interest in DocuWare GmbH, a leading global provider of content services software, to Ricoh (TYO:7752). Expansion Capital invested in Founder-backed Docuware in June 2012 in a transaction designed to accelerate Docuware’s growth, recapitalize select holders and position the company for future growth.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 08, 2019

Brian Weinstein on Bloomberg - The Open  

Brian Weinstein joins "Bloomberg Markets: The Open" to discuss market confusion about the Federal Reserve's rate path.

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Media Appearance  •  Jul 02, 2019

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Jim Caron speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance" where he discusses the U.S. 10-Year Treasury yield and risk appetite.

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Market Pulse  •  Jul 01, 2019

U.S.-China Talks at G20 Go Slightly Better than Expected 

U.S.-China trade talks at the G20 went better than expected. What does this mean for your portfolio? Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his investment strategy.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Jun 30, 2019

GMA Viewpoint: The Bull Case for the U.S. Health Care Sector  

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “The Bull Case for the U.S. Health Care Sector ".

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jun 25, 2019

Journey Into The Unknown 

Journey into the unknown: the International Equity Team talks politics, profits and pricing power.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Jun 25, 2019

Déjà vu...Maybe Not 

Fixed income markets are behaving a lot like last year. Is this déjà vu? We don’t think so. The key difference is that the Fed is in play and can cut rates. The Global Fixed Income Team shares their view.

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Market Pulse  •  Jun 24, 2019

Cashing in on Fed ‘Insurance’ Rate Cuts 

With rate cuts mostly priced into the market, Jim Caron of the Global Fixed Income Team shares his investment strategy for the remainder of the year.

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Media Appearance  •  Jun 24, 2019

Michael Kushma on CNBC 

Michael Kushma joins CNBC to discuss the path of interest rates.

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Media Appearance  •  Jun 24, 2019

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jim Caron joins CNBC's "The Exchange" to discuss the markets.

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Investment Insight  •  Jun 21, 2019

Discover Morgan Stanley Global Franchise 

What does Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team mean by high-quality global equities with strong intangible assets?

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Press Release  •  Jun 18, 2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Project Management Academy 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), announced today that they have completed an investment in Project Management Academy, a leading provider of training and exam preparation services for project management professionals. MSCP is partnering with the current CEO, Jason Cassidy, and the rest of the management team, who will remain in place and retain an equity stake in the business.

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Media Appearance  •  Jun 18, 2019

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Are we in a balance sheet recession? Jim Caron from the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views on Bloomberg TV.

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Market Pulse  •  Jun 18, 2019

Volatility May Rise as Prices Decipher the Fed 

Will the Fed cut rates soon? The market seems to think so, but the Fed doesn’t seem so inclined. Jim Caron shares his views and opportunities that may be flying under the radar.

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Press Release  •  Jun 17, 2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Ovation Fertility 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Ovation Fertility. MSCP partnered with the current management team and physician shareholders, led by Nate Snyder, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic and acquisitive growth.

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Press Release  •  Jun 11, 2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Impact Fitness 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP), the middle market focused private equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Impact Fitness, a leading Planet Fitness franchisee with 29 clubs across the United States and Canada. MSCP partnered with the current management team, led by CEO Adam Willaeys, as well as founder Chris Klebba, who will remain as Executive Chairman.

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Media Appearance  •  Jun 10, 2019

Chris Roth on MarketWatch: How to Build a Fixed-Income Portfolio like a Pro 

Chris Roth explains what every investor needs to know to invest in bonds and mortgages.

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Press Release  •  Jun 04, 2019

Manna Pro Products Acquires Hero Pet Brands to Increase Category Presence in Companion Pet Care and Wellness 

Manna Pro Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition, has agreed to acquire Dallas-based Hero Pet Brands, a company that provides solutions to pet owner needs including nutrition, grooming, waste pickup and cleanup.

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Market Outlook  •  Jun 04, 2019

Applied Equity Advisors Investment Process  

A global, unconstrained and style flexible investment process lets Applied Equity Advisors “stay in the game” and take advantage of a wider set of investment opportunities.

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Market Outlook  •  Jun 03, 2019

Applied Equity Advisors June 2019 Commentary  

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the June 2019 Monthly Commentary.

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VIDEO: Midgame 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.

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Market Pulse  •  May 31, 2019

What is the Rates Market Telling Us? 

The breakdown in U.S.-China trade negotiations is signalling slower growth and lower inflation across the globe. A flattening yield curve is just a logical adjustment to this new information.

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Macro Insight  •  May 31, 2019

Midgame 

After a growth scare in the fourth quarter of 2018, global economies may not be heading towards a recession—but U.S./China trade tensions may delay recovery.

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Market Outlook  •  May 30, 2019

Andrew Slimmon's Outlook on the Current Markets 

Over the past decade, “pause” years in the market have been followed by years with positive double-digit returns.

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Investment Insight  •  May 28, 2019

An Introduction to Alternative Lending 

Alternative lending is an asset class borne of bank disintermediation and technological innovation. In this paper, Ken Michlitsch shares his insights on the space.

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Macro Insight  •  May 23, 2019

How Flexible is Your Approach? 

The best golfers have to be flexible and experienced enough to effectively hit any number of difficult shots. We think the same holds true for portfolio managers and their approach to managing money.

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Press Release  •  May 17, 2019

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises $785 million for North Haven Senior Loan Fund 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management today announced it has raised $785 million for the North Haven Senior Loan Fund L.P. and its related vehicles (collectively “NH SLF”) exceeding its original fundraising target. When combined with target leverage, NH SLF has approximately $1.1 billion of capital available for investment. NH SLF seeks to invest in privately negotiated senior secured loans issued by lower middle market companies in North America.

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Global Equity Observer  •  May 17, 2019

Credit Where Credit Is Due 

With shadow banking subdued, the International Equity Team considers the risks involved in the new Chinese corporate debt.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  May 16, 2019

And the Beat Goes On... 

The global economy is cruising at just the right temperature for growth…now only if those pesky trade issues would go away! The Global Fixed Income team shares their views and outlook.

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Market Outlook  •  May 15, 2019

Applied Equity Advisors May 2019 Commentary  

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the May 2019 Monthly Commentary.

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Investment Insight  •  May 15, 2019

Fintech Continues to Disrupt Consumer Lending 

In this article, AIP Alternative Lending Group Portfolio Manager Ken Michlitsch shares his insights on why fintech continues to disrupt consumer lending.

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Sustainability Insight  •  May 10, 2019

An Emerging Markets Approach to ESG: Our Progress 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses how ESG factors are integrated in their process, with the portfolio managers leading engagements on key issues.

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Investment Insight  •  May 10, 2019

The Rise of Hedge Fund Coinvestments 

Hedge fund co-investments have an important role to play in client portfolios, explains AIP Hedge Fund Solutions Team Managing Director Jarrod Quigley.

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MEDIA APPEARANCE  •  May 07, 2019

Dennis Lynch featured in Investor’s Business Daily Best Mutual Fund Awards 2019 Article 

Dennis Lynch, Head of Counterpoint Global, and the Growth Portfolio are highlighted in the Investor’s Business Daily article, “These 2 Hot Sectors Help Morgan Stanley Stay Among Top Mutual Funds”

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Market Pulse  •  May 06, 2019

U.S.-China Tensions: Not a Widespread Risk…Yet 

U.S.-China trade talks seem to be at an impasse. Jim Caron, Global Fixed Income Team, shares why he believes the global market impact of these talks is not a systemic market event…yet

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Media Appearance  •  May 06, 2019

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jim Caron joins CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime Report' to discuss how the market is responding to news that there might not be a trade deal between the U.S. and China.

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Market Pulse  •  May 02, 2019

The Fed's Conundrum 

The Fed is now left with a conundrum on how to boost inflation, but avoid creating an asset bubble. Jim Caron from the Global Fixed Income Team shares his views.

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Media Appearance  •  May 01, 2019

Jim Caron discusses the Fed on Bloomberg 

The Fed is now left with a conundrum on how to boost inflation, but avoid creating an asset bubble. Jim Caron shares his views on Bloomberg.

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Media Appearance  •  May 01, 2019

Michael Kushma on Bloomberg 

Michael Kushma joined CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss the Fed, interest rates and the global economy.

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Market Outlook  •  Apr 30, 2019

1Q19 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Global central banks look to extend the economic cycle not end it. Jim Caron reviews the first quarter and shares his outlook for the rest of 2019.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Apr 30, 2019

GMA Viewpoint: Value in the Eurozone 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Value in the Eurozone."

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Investment Focus  •  Apr 29, 2019

Debunking Six Myths About Climate Investing 

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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Press Release  •  Apr 24, 2019

PE-backed XRI buys Fountain Quail Water Treatment 

XRI Holdings, LLC (“XRI”), a leading water midstream company with owned infrastructure throughout the Permian Basin, announced today that it has acquired the water treatment and recycling division of Fountain Quail Energy Services, LLC (“Fountain Quail Water Treatment”). Fountain Quail Water Treatment is a leading produced water treatment, recycle, and reuse business with operations throughout the Permian Basin and other key producing basins across the United States.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Apr 17, 2019

Goldilocks Redux? 

Optimism abounds that the markets are on the right path for 2019, and we agree! We believe easy monetary policy and lower real yields will support economies and lengthen the business cycle. The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Apr 17, 2019

Engage - Spring 2019 

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

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Sustainability Insight  •  Apr 16, 2019

Compounding with a Conscience 

The International Equity Team’s discusses its latest offering, Global Sustain, and why understanding ESG factors is essential for successful compounding.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Apr 12, 2019

In Search of a Late-Cycle Buffer 

The International Equity Team asks: is it time to deploy a late-cycle buffer?

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Macro Insight  •  Apr 12, 2019

A Positive Outlook for Europe 

Ric Ford, Head of Global Credit, shares his views on how reversing negative factors are creating a positive outlook for Europe and European credit.

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Press Release  •  Apr 11, 2019

SolarWinds Sets Its Sights on the ITSM Market through Acquisition of Samanage and Introduction of a SolarWinds Service Desk Product 

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Samanage, a highly reviewed and highly rated IT service desk solution company based in Cary, NC. Over the past 7 years, Samanage has built a strong, well-respected product guided by a customer-centricity that aligns well with SolarWinds’ mission and commitment to the technology professional community.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Apr 04, 2019

Integrating ESG in Emerging Markets Investing 

Vishal Gupta explains how ESG is integrated into the Emerging Markets Leaders investment process.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Apr 03, 2019

How to Select Sustainable Compounders 

Vladimir Demine explains the International Equity Team’s process for building highest quality ESG integrated portfolios.

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Market Pulse  •  Apr 02, 2019

Fed Policy & China Stimulus to Prevail 

Jim Caron explains why he believes the markets will be bolstered in the 2H19 by the U.S. Federal Reserve's current policy path and the stimulus being implemented in China.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Mar 31, 2019

GMA Viewpoint: Cyclical Assets Have Room to Outperform as Global Growth Recovers 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Cyclical Assets Have Room to Outperform as Global Growth Recovers"

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Sustainability Insight  •  Mar 27, 2019

ESG Is Crucial to High-Quality Compounding 

Bruno Paulson explains what role ESG plays in the International Equity Team's recipe for compounding.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Mar 27, 2019

ESG Focus Adds Value For Our Clients 

Vladimir Demine explains why having a dedicated head of ESG research is the right thing to do for clients.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Mar 27, 2019

Being Principled, Without Sacrificing Return 

William Lock explains why there is no need for compromise between returns and principles.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Mar 27, 2019

Holistic and Responsible Investing in a Rapidly Changing World 

Laura Bottega discusses how global factors encourage companies to balance profit and ESG.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Mar 27, 2019

Investing Wisely By Avoiding Permanent Destruction of Capital 

Jill Ytuarte breaks down what the International Equity Team believes is their chief responsibility to clients.

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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  Mar 27, 2019

Beware Modern Monetary Theory: An Opinion on Risks 

The increasingly popular narrative of modern monetary theory is causing people to question the Fed's monetary policy. Jim Caron discusses how applying this theory may have long-term economic risks.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Mar 20, 2019

Where To From Here? 

Central banks becoming more dovish, U.S.-China relations and Brexit have left uncertainty hanging over the markets. Where will we go from here? The Global Fixed Income team shares their views.

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Market Pulse  •  Mar 20, 2019

Learning What Patience Means 

No rate hikes in 2019 and possibly one in 2020. Jim Caron shares his views following the March FOMC meeting.

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Market Outlook  •  Mar 19, 2019

On the Road Again: Fiscal Stimulus Around the World 

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.

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Macro Insight  •  Mar 19, 2019

On the Road Again: Fiscal Stimulus Around the World 

Major infrastructure programmes might be the key to reducing the risk of global recession and getting the economy “on the road again.”

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Market Outlook  •  Mar 19, 2019

Applied Equity Advisors March 2019 Commentary  

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the March 2019 Monthly Commentary.

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Media Appearance  •  Mar 14, 2019

Jim Caron on CNBC's The Exchange 

Jim Caron joined CNBC's The Exchange to discuss risks to the global economy and why investors should be paying attention to central banks. 

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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER  •  Mar 13, 2019

When Management Gets “Strategic” 

Find out why company management getting “strategic” is a red flag for the International Equity Team.

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Media Appearance  •  Mar 11, 2019

Andrew Slimmon on CNBC "Power Lunch" 

Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC “Power Lunch” to break down what’s impacting markets.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Mar 07, 2019

ESG and Sustainable Investing Report 

The Global Opportunity Team shares its new annual report on ESG engagement activity.

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Investment Insight  •  Feb 28, 2019

Machine Learning Is Changing the Game for the Next Generation of Consumer Borrowers 

Ken Michlitsch, AIP Alternative Lending Group Portfolio Manager, interviews Upstart CEO David Girouard about the increasingly important role machine learning plays in the consumer lending process.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Feb 28, 2019

GMA Viewpoint: Australia Housing Bubble Starting to Deflate  

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Australia Housing Bubble Starting to Deflate "

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Media Appearance  •  Feb 28, 2019

Brian Weinstein on Bloomberg 

Brian Weinstein appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas to examine events impacting markets and the Fed.

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Market Outlook  •  Feb 28, 2019

Applied Equity Advisors February 2019 Commentary  

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the February 2019 Monthly Commentary

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Macro Insight  •  Feb 25, 2019

A Case for Euro Aggregate Fixed Income Portfolios 

The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views on why euro fixed income portfolios may be best handled by one overall portfolio manager.

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Media Appearance  •  Feb 25, 2019

Michael Kushma on Bloomberg 

Michael Kushma appeared on Bloomberg Markets: The Open to discuss economic growth and U.S.-China relations.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Feb 20, 2019

Why It's Different This Time 

2018 started with strong January performance, but the rest of the year was lackluster. Will 2019 be the same? The Global Fixed Income Team shares their view on why this year will be different.

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Investment Focus  •  Feb 20, 2019

Secondaries v2.0: The Era of Transformation 

What are transformational secondaries and why are they attractive ? MSIM's AIP Private Markets Secondaries team answers.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Feb 20, 2019

Not Out of the Woods Yet 

January brought better news, but beware straying from the high-quality path, warns the International Equity Team’s Bruno Paulson – we’re not out of the woods yet.

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Market Outlook  •  Feb 19, 2019

Three Climate Tipping Points Shaping Markets Today  

This video provides a short summary of the latest Andrew Harmstone Monthly Commentary article.

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Macro Insight  •  Feb 19, 2019

Three Climate Tipping Points Shaping Markets Today  

Climate change is pushing us to reach political, social and economic “tipping points.” The MSIM GBaR team examines the implications for investors.

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Macro Insight  •  Feb 05, 2019

An Introduction to Morgan Stanley's Private Infrastructure Platform 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners invests directly in infrastructure assets and seeks to create value through active asset management and operational improvements.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Jan 31, 2019

Secular Outlook for Bond Yields: Structurally Higher 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Secular Outlook for Bond Yields: Structurally Higher".

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Press Release  •  Jan 25, 2019

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Investment in Clarity Software Solutions 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the Private Equity team within Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Clarity Software Solutions. MSCP is partnering with the current management team led by founder Sean Rotermund, who will remain CEO and continue to drive organic growth and product development during the investment.

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Media Appearance  •  Jan 23, 2019

Is a pullback possible? Sure 

Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC to discuss market trends and a possible pullback.

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Market Outlook  •  Jan 23, 2019

4Q18 Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jim Caron reviews the fourth quarter of 2018 and shares his outlook on how cash may be dethroned as king in 2019.

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Investment Insight  •  Jan 22, 2019

Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia 

While alternative risk premia have existed for some time—and have long been used by hedge funds—they have only recently begun to be evaluated by a broad swath of investors. Given the growth of investor interest in this space, we thought it timely to share our insights on what constitutes effective due diligence.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Jan 22, 2019

Brave New Year 

With a turbulent end to 2018, what will the New Year bring? The Morgan Stanley Global Fixed Income Team shares their outlook for investment opportunities in 2019.

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Global Equity Observer  •  Jan 15, 2019

Multiples Are Down, Risks Are Not 

Could falling earnings and a liquidity squeeze prove toxic to asset prices? Where to hide? Asks Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team.

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Sustainability Council  •  Jan 14, 2019

About the Investment Management Sustainability Council 

The IM Sustainable Investing Council drives IM’s global effort by promoting an overall framework for integrating ESG and ESG standards into IM’s investment processes, product development, measurement, education, client engagement and reporting.

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Media Appearance  •  Jan 14, 2019

Kristian Heugh featured in Barron's: Taking Buffett Overseas  

In a recent interview with Barron's, Kristian Heugh talks about the Morgan Stanley Investment Management International Opportunity Portfolio and how Warren Buffett has influenced his investment philosophy.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Jan 07, 2019

A Yield Focused ESG Approach 

Can you incorporate ESG investing into a fixed income portfolio without giving up yield? The Global Fixed Income Team shares why they believe the answer is a resounding yes.

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Media Appearance  •  Jan 03, 2019

Jim Caron on CNBC's Santelli Exchange 

Jim Caron joined CNBC's Santelli Exchange to discuss asset valuations, fundamentals and the underlying causes of the rising volatility across markets.

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Market Outlook  •  Dec 31, 2018

Applied Equity Advisors January 2019 Commentary  

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the January 2019 Monthly Commentary

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  Dec 31, 2018

GMA Viewpoint: Key Investment Themes Into 2019 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Key Investment Themes Into 2019"

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Macro Insight  •  Dec 31, 2018

Indian Equity: An All-Weather Asset Class 

India's economy is showing green shoots of recovery following the ambitious reforms of 2016-2017. We discuss why we believe this could be an opportune time to position in India.

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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  Dec 28, 2018

2019 Convertibles Outlook: It's All Relative 

Trying to figure out which asset class could become a break-out performer in 2019? The Convertible Bond Team discusses how convertible bonds can be a valuable portfolio diversification tool, amid higher rates and volatility next year.

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Press Release  •  Dec 20, 2018

Vbrick Appoints Christian Rockwell as Chief Marketing Officer 

Vbrick, a Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital portfolio company and the leader in enterprise video platform solutions, today announced that Christian Rockwell, an accomplished marketing executive for high-growth technology businesses, has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role Rockwell will be responsible for marketing strategy and will lead the global marketing organization for the rapidly-growing company.

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Market Outlook  •  Dec 20, 2018

2019 – To Neutral and Beyond? 

As we look ahead to the new year, the key question for liquidity investors is what is the Federal Reserve’s neutral rate. This inferred rate will likely determine the path of interest rates in 2019 and beyond, as the Fed shifts their policy towards managing around neutral.

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Investment Insight  •  Dec 18, 2018

The EDGE: Automation/Robotics 

Robots are disrupting several markets as improvements in sensors, software and grippers open a new era in robotics. MSIM’s Counterpoint Global team looks at this trend.

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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER  •  Dec 17, 2018

In Praise of Tortoises…and Compounders 

A fast-paced hare may seem the more enticing investment, but if your goals are long-term, then the tortoise is a better fit. Bruno Paulson talks compounders.

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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  Dec 17, 2018

Emerging Markets Look Forward to 2019 

2018 was a challenging year for emerging markets, but the market may be setting up the asset class for a rebound in 2019. The Emerging Markets Debt Team discusses.

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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  Dec 17, 2018

Positive Outlook for Securitized Supported by Strong Consumer Credit Conditions 

Strong consumer credit conditions are painting a positive outlook for securitized assets in the year ahead. The Securitized Asset Team discusses

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Sustainability Insight  •  Dec 17, 2018

ESG Scores 

ESG Scores: Comparing apples to oranges

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Market Outlook  •  Dec 17, 2018

Europe — forever the ugly duckling? 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses whether there are reasons for optimism for investing in Europe in 2019.

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Sustainability Insight  •  Dec 14, 2018

Governance 

The higher the quality of a company, the more important its governance, says William Lock of Morgan Stanley.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  Dec 14, 2018

November's Blues 

As the weather has cooled, so have the markets. The Global Fixed Income Team shares their outlook for investment opportunities in 2019.

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Press Release  •  Dec 13, 2018