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This 30-name Morgan Stanley fund is up 70% this year — Here’s how the manager picks winning stocks. To read the complete article, please click on the PDF icon.

Executive Director
Counterpoint Global


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Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Global Endurance
Portfolio – Class IS Shares

Top Ten Holdings
(% of Total Net Assets)
Carvana Co. 8.60
Fastly Inc. 8.16
Appian Corp. 4.96
Colliers International Group 4.84
Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. 4.57
Cardlytics Inc. 4.54
Royalty Pharma Plc. 4.47
Wayfair Inc. 4.27
Addlife AB 4.19
Smartsheet Inc. 4.09
Sector Allocation
(% of Total Net Assets)
Consumer Discretionary 30.15
Information Technology 28.75
Health Care 18.75
Communication Services 7.01
Real Estate 4.84
Consumer Staples 4.32
Industrials 1.36
Other 3.82



As of September 30, 2020. Subject to change daily and are provided for informational purposes only and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell the securities shown or securities within sectors shown above.

Average Annual Total Returns as of September 30, 2020 – Class IS Shares YTD 1 year

Since Inception


MSJSX (%) 55.67 73.50 73.50
MSCI All Country World Net Index (%) 1.37 10.44 15.36

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. For the most recent month-end performance figures, please visit or call 1-800-548-7786. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate and fund shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The minimum initial investment is $10,000,000 for Class IS shares.

The gross expense ratio for the Global Endurance Portfolio (Class IS shares) is 29.13% and the net expense ratio is 0.95%. 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 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.

Returns are net of fees and assume the reinvestment of all dividends and income. Returns for less than one year are cumulative (not annualized). Performance of other share classes will vary.

Morningstar: Rankings as of September 30, 2020 for Class IS shares in the World Large Stock Category. Percentile rank/absolute rank/total in category for the 1-year period: 1/6/823. Rankings: The percentile rankings are based on the average annual total returns for the periods stated and do not include any sales charges, but do include reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and Rule 12b-1 fees. The highest (or most favorable) percentile rank is 1 and the lowest (or least favorable) percentile rank is 100. The top-performing fund in a category will always receive a rank of 1.

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Assets under management for Global Endurance Portfolio Class IS are $7.83MM as of 11/4/2020.

The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. The term "free float" represents the portion of shares outstanding that are deemed to be available for purchase in the public equity markets by investors. The performance of the Index is listed in U.S. dollars and assumes reinvestment of net dividends.

The index is unmanaged and does not include any expenses, fees or sales charges. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Please consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. To obtain a prospectus, download one at or call 1-800-548-7786. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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