Global Counterpoint
Share Class :
 
GLCIX CUSIP: 61766J435
Global Counterpoint
GLCIX CUSIP: 61766J435
Share Class :

Global Counterpoint

SHARE CLASS :
GLCIX CUSIP: 61766J435
 
 
 
 
Investment Approach

We seek to invest primarily in high-quality established and emerging companies located throughout the world with strong name recognition, sustainable competitive advantages, strong free cash flow yields and favorable returns on invested capital trends. We focus on long-term growth rather than short-term events, with our stock selection informed by rigorous fundamental analysis. The portfolio managers will collaborate to opportunistically allocate and rebalance the fund assets across underlying investment strategies.

 
 
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. For the most recent month-end performance figures, please select the "month" timeframe 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. For additional important information, please click here

As of 07/31/2019

As of 08/20/2019

As of 07/31/2019

As of 08/20/2019


Performance of $10,000 invested
Performance of $10,000 invested

    
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
 
 
Average Annual Total Returns As of 07/31/2019 As of 06/30/2019
 
 TIMEFRAME:
 
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
GLCIX 12.13 -- -- -- 10.49
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 2.95 -- -- -- 5.55
Lipper Category Average (%) 4.04 -- -- -- --
Morningstar Category Average (%) 1.99 -- -- -- --
1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
GLCIX 11.05 -- -- -- 11.02
MSCI All Country World Index (%) 5.74 -- -- -- 5.73
Lipper Category Average (%) 5.71 -- -- -- --
Morningstar Category Average (%) 4.89 -- -- -- --
Average Annual Total Returns
As of 07/31/2019
TIMEFRAME GLCIX MSCI All Country World Index (%) Lipper Category Average (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
1 Yr 12.13 2.95 4.04 1.99
3 Yrs -- -- -- --
5 Yrs -- -- -- --
10 Yrs -- -- -- --
Since Inception 10.49 5.55 -- --
As of 06/30/2019
TIMEFRAME GLCIX MSCI All Country World Index (%) Lipper Category Average (%) Morningstar Category Average (%)
1 Yr 11.05 5.74 5.71 4.89
3 Yrs -- -- -- --
5 Yrs -- -- -- --
10 Yrs -- -- -- --
Since Inception 11.02 5.73 -- --
Past performance is not indicative of future results. The Portfolio's calendar year returns do not include the deduction of any applicable sales charges.
 
 
Distributions
 
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Net Investment Income ($ per share) Long-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Short-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Total Capital Gains ($ per share)
12/14/2018 12/17/2018 12/17/2018 0.104825 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
Record Date Ex-Date Payable Date Net Investment Income ($ per share) Long-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Short-Term Capital Gains ($ per share) Total Capital Gains ($ per share)
12/14/2018 12/17/2018 12/17/2018 0.104825 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000
 
 
Composition As of 06/30/2019
  Fund Index
Consumer Discretionary 24.82 10.83
Information Technology 22.45 16.02
Industrials 10.65 10.52
Communication Services 9.89 8.72
Health Care 9.70 11.41
Consumer Staples 7.60 8.28
Financials 6.82 16.88
Materials 3.32 4.94
Utilities 0.35 3.30
Other 0.31 --
Cash & equivalents 4.09 --
Total 100.00 --
 
May not sum to 100% due to rounding. Cash & equivalents may include other assets and liabilities of the portfolio.


Geography As of 06/30/2019
  Fund Index
United States 56.72 55.28
China 8.57 3.71
France 6.90 3.41
Canada 3.87 3.05
United Kingdom 3.47 5.00
India 3.04 1.06
Denmark 2.13 0.51
Italy 1.85 0.69
Hong Kong 1.80 1.20
Japan 1.12 7.07
Other 6.44 --
Cash & equivalents 4.09 --
Total 100.00 --
 
May not sum to 100% due to rounding. Cash & equivalents may include other assets and liabilities of the portfolio.


Holdings As of 07/31/2019
Fund Index
Amazon.com Inc 3.84 1.66
HDFC Bank Ltd 3.35 --
Ecolab Inc 2.33 0.11
Disney Walt Holding Co. 2.30 0.55
Intuitive Surgical Inc 2.25 0.13
Hermes International S.A. 2.23 0.05
Spotify Technology S.A. 2.17 --
Tal Education Group 1.93 0.02
Twitter Inc 1.86 0.07
EPAM Systems Inc 1.66 0.02
Total 23.92 --


Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Index
Active share (%) 87.54 --
Number of holdings 209 2,849
Return on capital (%) 13.28 13.95
5 year EPS growth (%) 19.56 10.41
Sales growth (%) 21.16 10.22
Weighted median market capitalization ($B) 24.39 50.38
D/E weighted median (%) 41.62 74.12
 
 
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Class C shares include deferred sales charge of 1.00% which declines to zero after first year.

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. The minimum initial investment is $5,000,000 for Class I shares.

Short-term returns may not be indicative of the fund’s long-term performance potential. A fund’s performance, especially for very short time periods, should not be the sole factor in making your investment decision.

Class IS shares, are being offered only to eligible investors who must meet a minimum initial investment of $10,000,000 or be a defined contribution, defined benefit or other employer sponsored employee benefit plan, whether or not qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"), in each case subject to the discretion of the Portfolio's investment advisor.

Growth of Investment illustration is based on an initial investment of $10,000 made since fund inception, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and application of fees, but does not include sales charges. Performance would have been lower if sales charges had been included. Results are hypothetical.

Subject to change daily. Fund information, Portfolio Composition and Characteristics are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be deemed as a recommendation to buy or sell any security or securities in the sectors presented.

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.

Please keep in mind that double-digit returns are highly unusual and cannot be sustained. Investors should also be aware that these returns were primarily achieved during favorable market conditions.

This material is a general communication, which is not impartial and all information provided has been prepared solely for informational and educational purposes and does not constitute an offer or a recommendation to buy or sell any particular security or to adopt any specific investment strategy. The information herein has not been based on a consideration of any individual investor circumstances and is not investment advice, nor should it be construed in any way as tax, accounting, legal or regulatory advice. To that end, investors should seek independent legal and financial advice, including advice as to tax consequences, before making any investment decision.

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS DEFINITIONS
Active share is the fraction of the portfolio or fund that is invested differently than its benchmark as of the last day of the reporting period. A portfolio with a high degree of Active Share does not assure a fund’s relative outperformance. Active Share calculation may consolidate holdings with the same economic exposure. Number of holdings provided are a typical range, not a maximum number. The portfolio may exceed this from time to time due to market conditions and outstanding trades. The Net Asset Value (NAV) per share is determined by dividing the value of the fund's portfolio securities, cash and other assets, less all liabilities, by the total number of common shares outstanding. The common share market price is the price the market is willing to pay for shares of the fund at a given time. Return on capital is a measure of a company’s efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments, calculated by dividing net income minus dividends by total capital. Earnings per share (EPS) growth is the weighted average of earnings per share growth for all securities in the portfolio projected for the past five fiscal years. Earnings per share for a company is defined as total earnings divided by shares outstanding. The Weighted Median Market Capitalization is the point at which half of the market value of a portfolio or index is invested in stocks with a greater market cap, while the other half of the market value is invested in stocks with a lower market cap. Weighted median Debt to Equity ratio is the point at which half of the market value of a portfolio or index is invested in stocks with a greater Debt to Equity ratio, while the other half of the market value is invested in stocks with a lower Debt to Equity ratio. Debt/equity (D/E) is a measure of a company’s financial leverage calculated by dividing its total liabilities by stockholders’ equity. Sales growth is the increase in sales over a specific period of time, often but not necessarily annually.

Turnover is sourced from the fund's current prospectus.

The index data displayed under allocations are calculated using MSIM and other third-party methodologies and may differ from data published by the vendor.

RISK CONSIDERATIONS
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. In general, equities securities’ values also fluctuate in response to activities specific to a company. Investments in foreign markets entail special risks such as currency, political, economic, market and liquidity risks. The risks of investing in emerging market countries are greater than risks associated with investments in foreign developed countries. Illiquid securities may be more difficult to sell and value than publicly traded securities (liquidity risk). Asset allocation to various underlying investment strategies may cause the portfolio to underperform a particular individual strategy, including those with a similar investment objective. It is possible that assets could be allocated to investment strategies that perform poorly or underperform other investments under various market conditions. Asia market entails liquidity risk due to the small markets and low trading volume in many countries. In addition, companies in the region tend to be volatile and there is a significant possibility of loss.Stocks of small- and medium-capitalization companies entail special risks, such as limited product lines, markets and financial resources, and greater market volatility than securities of larger, more established companies. Derivative instruments may disproportionately increase losses and have a significant impact on performance. They also may be subject to counterparty, liquidity, valuation, correlation and market risks.

Morningstar
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.

Ratings: The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods. Ratings do not take into account sales loads.

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OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
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.

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 morganstanley.com/im or call 1-800-548-7786. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

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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