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Global Equity Observer

Another Emerging Markets Wobble? 

Sep 17, 2018 

In response to the latest emerging markets wobble, the International Equity Team argues that a focus on the fundamentals is the best way to avoid the destruction of capital.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors September 2018 Commentary 

Sep 11, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the September 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Macro Insight

The Beginning of a New Era in Fixed Income 

Sep 07, 2018 

We’re undergoing a seismic shift in fixed income and portfolio manager Jim Caron, discusses why you should consider if you're prepared for the changing landscape.
 
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Investment Insight

Introduction to Alternative Risk Premia 

Sep 05, 2018 

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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Investment Insight

Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia 

Sep 05, 2018 

Given the recent growth of investor interest in alternative risk premia, we thought it timely to share our insights on what constitutes effective due diligence in the space.
 
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Investment Insight

An Introduction to Alternative Lending 

Sep 05, 2018 

In this paper, we provide insights on alternative lending, a nascent asset class.
 
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Media Appearance

Trade worries weighing on international markets 

Aug 30, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon appeared on CNBC Power Lunch to discuss whether the U.S. or emerging markets are a better bet for investors.
 
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Macro Insight

How We’re Adapting to the Changing Markets 

Aug 29, 2018 

Eric Baurmeister, Head of the Emerging Markets Debt Team, discusses the changing state of the emerging markets, opportunities he sees going forward and how his team is built to adapt to these changes.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

Aug 29, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas to examine revised U.S. second-quarter economic growth.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

Aug 29, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the potential market impact of a new Nafta trade agreement.
 
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Media Appearance

Leadership Rotation But No Overall Sell Off 

Aug 19, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon discusses the current state of the markets on CNBC Closing Bell Exchange.
 
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Global Equity Observer

It’s All About The Earnings – The Long-Term Earnings 

Aug 15, 2018 

The one sure fact about the next downturn is that it will be different from the last one. The International Equity Team ask which sectors really are defensive.
 
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Global Equity Observer

Lo que importa son los beneficios – Los beneficios a largo plazo 

Aug 15, 2018 

La única realidad segura sobre la próxima recesión es que será diferente de la anterior. El equipo International Equity se pregunta qué sectores son realmente defensivos.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Awaiting ‘Peak’ Trade Noise 

Aug 15, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses that there comes a time when valuations get stretched too far and how volatility may be poised to pick up.
 
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Macro Insight

Fixed Income: From the Fed to Blockchain 

Aug 14, 2018 

As global growth continues, some think we may be in the later stages of the economic cycle. What should fixed income investors be watching in this environment?
 
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Macro Insight

Sand in the Gears  

Aug 09, 2018 

Trade and tariff rhetoric has weakened business fixed investment and thrown sand into the gears of the global economy. While it is still moving forward, we see clear signs it may be slipping a bit.
 
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Market Outlook

Sand in the Gears 

Aug 09, 2018 

Trade and tariff rhetoric has weakened business fixed investment and thrown sand into the gears of the global economy. While it is still moving forward, we see clear signs it may be slipping a bit.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors August 2018 Commentary 

Aug 02, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the August 2018 Mid-Month Commentary.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg TV 

Jul 27, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss global rates, trade, the USD and the yield curve.
 
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Market Outlook

Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jul 26, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his review of the second quarter of 2018 and his outlook on market opportunities.
 
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Connecting the Dots

India’s Generational Shift in Consumption and Debt 

Jul 19, 2018 

In this article, Swanand Kelkar discusses the trend that the Indian household, over the next few years, will increasingly lever itself up and spend on consumption.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The End of the World As We Know It? 

Jul 17, 2018 

Market environments always change, sometimes violently. The International Equity Team asks: is this the end of the world as we know it?
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

The Macro Trends Which Matter 

Jul 16, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how U.S. assets and the USD have driven performance year-to-date, but how some key macro trends are expected to drive performance for the rest of the year.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jul 12, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on CNBC Santelli Exchange to discuss rising consumer prices and yield curve flattening.
 
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Sustainability Council

About the Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council 

Jul 11, 2018 

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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Investment Insight

Head to Head: Global Brands and Global Quality 

Jul 09, 2018 

The International Equity Team’s Laura Bottega poses some topical questions about the team’s MS INVF Global Brands and Global Quality Funds to portfolio manager Bruno Paulson
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

The Flattening Yield Curve: We're Not Too Worried 

Jul 09, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income Team discusses why the yield curve is flattening and why they are not overly worried about it.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron featured in Financial Advisor 

Jul 01, 2018 

In his featured article Built for Change: Shifting From Beta to Alpha, Jim Caron discusses the new era of rising interest rates and how it is causing fixed income managers across the world to rethink how they invest.
 
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Connecting the Dots

A Dashboard Approach: Cutting Through the Noise of Confusing Macro Data 

Jul 01, 2018 

The Indian Equity team discuss the implications of macro data on portfolio construction and their stock picking approach.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors June 2018 Monthly Commentary 

Jun 30, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the June 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

2018 Summer Global Real Estate Outlook 

Jun 30, 2018 

Despite the market turbulence, Morgan Stanley's Real Assets Research & Investing team believes that the combination of strong economic growth, divergent interest rate policies and volatile currency movements will continue to create a favorable investing climate for commercial real estate. In this issue, the team takes a look at the global macroeconomic environment and what it means for real estate investors.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA Viewpoint - Renminbi: End of the Impossible Trinity? 

Jun 30, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “Renminbi: End of the Impossible Trinity?”
 
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Media Appearance

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider  

Jun 22, 2018 

Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, shares his best advice for one day conquering Wall Street.
 
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Media Appearance

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider  

Jun 20, 2018 

Business Insider selected MSIM’s Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, to engage in a series of exclusive interviews. Dennis Lynch reveals the epiphany that shaped his investment career.
 
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Macro Insight

Opportunities in A-shares 

Jun 20, 2018 

MSCI’s inclusion of China A-shares into global indices will likely 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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Global Equity Observer

The Risk of Losing Money 

Jun 18, 2018 

Don’t lose money – the International Equity Team explains how investing in high quality mitigates this fundamental risk.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Sustainable Signals 

Jun 11, 2018 

In a survey of institutional investors, 70% said they are integrating sustainable investing into their investment process, signaling just how quickly the ESG imperative is catching on.
 
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Market Outlook

Both Sides, Now: The Disruptive Power of Energy Efficiency 

Jun 01, 2018 

The global shift towards energy efficiency has the potential to disrupt virtually every sector, increasing productivity, improving corporate earnings and spurring capital investment.
 
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Market Outlook

Both Sides, Now: The Disruptive Power of Energy Efficiency 

Jun 01, 2018 

The global shift towards energy efficiency has the potential to disrupt virtually every sector, increasing productivity, improving corporate earnings and spurring capital investment.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA Viewpoint - Been Down So Long / It Seem Like Up To Me – May 2018  

May 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "Been Down So Long / It Seem Like Up To Me"
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors May 2018 Monthly Commentary 

May 31, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the May 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

Weathering the Storm: Integrating Climate Resilience Into Real Assets Investing 

May 22, 2018 

As climate change impacts intensify around the world, so too do the economic impacts. MSIM's Real Assets Research & Investing team and the Institute for Sustainable Investing discuss how to integrate climate resilience when considering investing in real assets and the financial and reputational opportunities this may bring.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Emerging Markets: Don't Judge a Book by its Aggregates 

May 21, 2018 

The Emerging Markets Debt Team addresses some of economist Carmen Reinhart's recent statements as well as other popular misconceptions about emerging markets.
 
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Investment Insight

Quantamental investing: The future is now 

May 18, 2018 

Applied Equity Advisors combines factor investing with stock-specific research. Tapping both sources of excess returns helps us achieve greater consistency of returns and avoid behavioral pitfalls.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The Pricing Power of Staples 

May 17, 2018 

Do consumer staples still have pricing power? The International Equity Team believes yes, those compounders that are well invested still do.
 
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Investment Insight

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider 

May 15, 2018 

Business Insider selected MSIM’s Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, to engage in a series of exclusive interviews.  The first of which describes how his team’s edge begins with one word: Temperament.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Blockchain 

May 15, 2018 

The Growth Team examines Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrencies and its potential disruptive power.
 
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Investment Insight

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider 

May 15, 2018 

Head of Growth Investing, Dennis Lynch, delves into two companies that recently captured his attention.
 
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Investment Insight

MSIM’s Dennis Lynch featured in Business Insider 

May 15, 2018 

Business Insider explores how disruption serves as the connective tissue between all of Lynch’s investment ideas.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Ranges Are Meant to be Broken 

May 11, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how we may have seen markets settle in a range in April, but that new economic data (better or worse) could force the market to change its expectations.
 
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Media Appearance

Morgan Stanley Fund Sticks with Asian Stocks, Thanks to Warren Buffett 

May 04, 2018 

In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg, Kristian Heugh explains why he and his team remain steadfast on the opportunities for bottom-up stock pickers in Asia, and believers in the Warren Buffett-inspired strategy that’s helped them stay ahead of peers.
 
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Boletín de renta fija global

El equilibrio frente a tres grandes riesgos 

May 03, 2018 

El equipo de Global Fixed Income aborda cómo los mercados percibieron un entorno “ni frío ni caliente” en enero, si bien marzo trajo consigo tres grandes riesgos: guerra comercial, aumento de los tipos a corto plazo y las acciones del grupo de FANG.
 
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Tales from the Emerging World

Why Wall Street Has the Jitters 

May 01, 2018 

The Global Emerging Markets Team examines the reason for recent market jitters, and debates whether Trump’s latest threats really have an impact.
 
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Market Outlook

(It's Not War) Just the End of Love 

May 01, 2018 

We see the tariff tantrum between the US and China as a negotiating tactic rather than the start of a trade war, presenting opportunities for investors who can trade around the volatility.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Navigating Higher Inflation: An Empirically-Based Multi-Asset Approach 

Apr 30, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Navigating Higher Inflation: An Empirically-Based Multi-Asset Approach.”
 
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Media Appearance

Selective China share investing can offset the risks of an opaque market 

Apr 29, 2018 

In an interview with Hong Kong's South China Morning Post, China A Share portfolio manager, Gary Cheung describes how companies that offer services to China's growing middle class, along with tourism and environmental technology are areas where growth prospects can be easily seen.
 
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Market Outlook

Implications of Tax Reform on the Commercial Real Estate Industry 

Apr 24, 2018 

MSIM's Real Assets Research & Strategy team discusses the impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill may have at the macro level and on the various sectors of the commercial real estate industry
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors March 2018 Commentary 

Apr 24, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor's team, discusses his market views in the March 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

Review/Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Apr 20, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his review of the first quarter of 2018 and his outlook on market opportunities.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Compounding Through the Noise 

Apr 16, 2018 

The International Equity Team welcomes the return of market volatility and suggests the relative certainty of high-quality companies doesn’t look expensive.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Goldilocks Meets the Three Bears 

Apr 13, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how January felt like Golidlock’s conditions for markets, but March brought the three bears of risk—trade war, rising short-term rates and FANG stocks.
 
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Market Outlook

A Convergence of Fortune 

Apr 06, 2018 

As the global economy continues to improve, emerging markets (EM) are converging with developed markets. In aggregate, we expect their reasonable valuations, healthy risk premiums and stable inflation to drive EM outperformance.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Regime Shift: The End of Free Money 

Mar 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Regime Shift: The End of Free Money.”
 
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Connecting the Dots

Portfolio Underperformance: Symptoms and Hacks 

Mar 28, 2018 

An inescapable fact of being a relative return fund manager is that performance is measured relative to a benchmark index. Our Indian Equity team reveal the tell-tale symptoms of underperformance and how to contend with it.
 
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Macro Insight

Indian Equity: An All-Weather Asset Class 

Mar 26, 2018 

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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Investment Insight

Investing Overseas with Morgan Stanley’s International Equity Team 

Mar 23, 2018 

The International Equity Team outlines their strategy for investing in developed foreign markets; combining High Quality Compounders with Value Opportunities.
 
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Investment Insight

Media Appearance - Kristian Heugh: Investment Clarity in A Clamorous World 

Mar 23, 2018 

Having won two coveted titles from Benchmark – House Award and Manager of the Year, Kristian Heugh shed lights on his investment approach to see clarity in a rapidly evolving global market.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

An Illusion of Liquidity 

Mar 21, 2018 

A liquidity crisis may cause pain but might also offer potential investment opportunities, says the International Equity Team’s Dirk Hoffmann-Becking.
 
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Investment Insight

Head to Head: Global Franchise and Global Quality 

Mar 21, 2018 

The International Equity Team’s Laura Bottega poses some topical questions about the team's Global Franchise and Global Quality Strategies to portfolio manager Bruno Paulson.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

It's Complicated… 

Mar 15, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how the current market is complicated and the ride is likely to be bumpier than last year, but they believe positive growth fundamentals will prevail.
 
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Media Appearance

Market Overreaction to Cohn's Exit 

Mar 08, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg to discuss what he sees as the markets overreaction to Gary Cohn's exit.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - The Case for a U.S. Dollar Rally 

Feb 28, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "The Case for a U.S. Dollar Rally."
 
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Media Appearance

Powell’s Testimony and Where the Markets May Be Headed 

Feb 28, 2018 

Jim Caron appeared on Bloomberg to discuss volatility, markets and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony to Congress.
 
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February 2018 Commentary

Applied Equity Advisors February 2018 Monthly Commentary 

Feb 28, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the February 2018 Monthly Commentary.
 
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Market Outlook

Secular Stagnation: R.I.P. 

Feb 28, 2018 

The dramatic market correction in February confirmed the surprises we predicted in inflation and volatility. We assess what this might mean for the rest of 2018, as investors can expect continued global economic growth and the likely end of secular stagnation.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Finding a New Range and Speed of Adjustment 

Feb 14, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how the low-rate, low-volatility environment may be coming to an end and how the new range and speed of adjustment for yields may be key to market performance.
 
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Global Equity Observer

The Bull-Bear Tug-of-War 

Feb 13, 2018 

Following February’s market turbulence, the International Equity Team considers the ongoing tug-of-war between bulls citing global growth and bears arguing monetary policy and politics.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - A New Hope: From Stagnation to Growth in South Africa 

Jan 31, 2018 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “A New Hope: From Stagnation to Growth in South Africa”
 
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Inversión Sostenible

En busca de la sostenibilidad 

Jan 31, 2018 

William Lock explica cómo su equipo ha incorporado la filosofía de Buffett a una de las exitosas estrategias globales que gestionan.
 
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Market Outlook

Estancamiento secular: Descanse en paz 

Jan 31, 2018 

La fuerte corrección del mercado de febrero confirmó las sorpresas que pronosticamos en inflación y volatilidad. Evaluamos lo que esto podría significar para el resto del 2018, ya que los inversores pueden esperar un crecimiento económico global continuo y el probable fin del estancamiento secular.
 
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Preguntas más frecuentes del gestor

La filosofía de Buffet para la renta variable global: llevar la calidad a una nueva dimensión 

Jan 15, 2018 

Warren Buffett, ampliamente reconocido como pionero y formidable exponente de la inversion a largo plazo, es un personaje muy admirado y seguido, pero curiosamente poco imitado por los gestores institucionales de renta variable long-only.
 
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2018 Mid-Month Market Commentary

Applied Equity Advisors January 2018 Mid-Month Market Commentary  

Jan 15, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the January 2018 Mid-Month Market Commentary.
 
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Connecting the Dots

The Futility of Asking "Where Is the Market Headed?" 

Jan 11, 2018 

Swanand believes India is one of the few places in the world that is a fertile ground for bottom-up work and has the potential to reward the patient stock picker.
 
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Market Outlook

Outlook: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jan 11, 2018 

Jim Caron provides his outlook for 2018 and offers his insights into how the active management style of the Global Fixed Income Opportunities fund can take advantage of market trends.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

2018 - A Focus on Alpha 

Jan 09, 2018 

The Global Fixed Income team provides their outlook for global fixed income in 2018 and how a focus on alpha is likely to be a large driving force of performance.
 
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Market Outlook

An Emerging Markets Approach to ESG 

Jan 05, 2018 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses emerging markets (EM) and the approach they use to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their process for picking sustainable countries and companies to invest in.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on CNBC 

Jan 04, 2018 

Jim Caron discusses the difference between tightening and increasing interest rates with CNBC’s Rick Santelli.
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors 2018 Equity Market Outlook Commentary  

Jan 02, 2018 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisor’s team, discusses his market views in the 2018 Equity Market Outlook commentary.
 
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Investment Insight

Consider a Systematic Investment to Balance the Emotion in a Portfolio 

Jan 01, 2018 

The field of behavioral finance has shown that emotions and past experience play a role in our investment decisions. Even professional money managers are subject to emotional decision making and subconscious biases. Being aware of this and constructing mitigating safeguards is critical for both professional money management and individual investing. In this paper, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Managed Futures Team offers suggestions to help investors reduce emotionalism when investing.
 
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Market Outlook

The Markets - A Review 

Dec 31, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses whether it is time to become more bearish in 2018.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

2018: Eyes Wide Open 

Dec 31, 2017 

The International Equity Team reflects on 2017 and discusses why they will keep a close eye on risk in 2018, and why high-quality companies remain the best relative bet.
 
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Investment Insight

An Overview of the Global Securitized Markets 

Dec 31, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income Team discusses how current global market conditions present a compelling opportunity, in our opinion, to invest in the securitized markets.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - After Goldilocks in 2017, the Great Reversal in 2018? 

Dec 31, 2017 

MSIM's Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: "After Goldilocks in 2017, the Great Reversal in 2018?"
 
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Market Outlook

2018: Expect the Unexpected 

Dec 31, 2017 

Three possible surprises for investors are on our radar for 2018: a monetary policy surprise; an inflation surprise; and a volatility surprise. With the global economy running at full steam, the market may not be fully prepared for them.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

2018 Emerging Markets Debt Outlook 

Dec 18, 2017 

The Emerging Markets Debt Team discusses their outlook for the 2018 and why there is a case for medium-term optimism.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

What Can Derail the Carry Trade? 

Dec 13, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how even though markets have run a long way, and future returns are likely to be more modest, the current environment is likely to continue in 2018.
 
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MARKET OUTLOOK

2018 Outlook - Is Goldilocks set to continue? 

Dec 13, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the European equity asset class in 2018.
 
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GLOBAL FIXED INCOME INSIGHTS

Navigating the 2018 Fixed Income Markets 

Dec 08, 2017 

Jim Caron reviews how politics, regulation and policy have become more dominant factors in driving asset prices, and how we may need a new way to value assets.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Fed and ECB Meetings: Consensus and 2019 Surprises 

Dec 08, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses the key takeaways from the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank recent meetings.
 
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GLOBAL FIXED INCOME INSIGHTS

Afrontar los mercados de renta fija en 2018 

Dec 08, 2017 

En estas perspectivas, Jim Caron, argumenta que los modelos basados en fundamentales ya no son óptimos para valorar las oportunidades de inversión en renta fija. Jim propone un nuevo enfoque para intentar obtener rentabilidades más atractivas y consistentes.
 
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Market Outlook

The Markets - A Review 

Nov 30, 2017 

Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses fiscal policy and inflation trends within the European market landscape.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - China Cyclical Downturn in 2018 

Nov 30, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “China Cyclical Downturn in 2018."
 
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SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHT

Seeking Sustainability 

Nov 30, 2017 

William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
 
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Market Outlook

The Third Arrow: Governance 

Nov 30, 2017 

Behind the scenes, Japan’s corporate governance reform has been hitting the mark, leading to higher Return on Equity. Europe’s governance scores have also improved, while the U.S. shows some notable exceptions.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

A Quality Guide to Governance 

Nov 29, 2017 

The International Equity Team explains why capable company management is key, and why they believe good governance is even more important in high-quality companies.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Time to Be More Selective 

Nov 06, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income team discusses how it may be time to be more selective in the fixed income markets and how security selection will be important.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Canada’s Housing Becoming a Drag on the Economy 

Oct 31, 2017 

"MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Canada’s Housing Becoming a Drag on the Economy”.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Signs of Life in Tokyo? 

Oct 30, 2017 

With recovery in Japan underway, the International Equity Team asks whether the Japanese government’s efforts to bring about change offers investors high-quality opportunities today.
 
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Perspectivas macroeconómicas

La calma antes de la tormenta 

Oct 23, 2017 

Se están formando cerca de la costa diversas tormentas, en un entorno económico que, por lo demás —tipos de interés al alza, deuda y política—, es soleado. Los inversores deben contar con un plan para refugiarse.
 
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Market Outlook

Emerging Markets: The Future Is Small 

Oct 02, 2017 

The Global Emerging Markets Team discusses emerging markets (EM) and the strategic advantages of investing in EM small caps; where it fits in a global allocation and the potential of dedicated managers to generate higher excess returns.
 
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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - The Fed’s Shifting Reaction Function 

Sep 30, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “The Fed’s Shifting Reaction Function.”
 
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Market Outlook

Applied Equity Advisors Monthly Commentary 

Sep 30, 2017 

Andrew Slimmon from the Applied Equity Advisor’s Team discusses his thoughts and views in the latest commentary for September 2017
 
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Perspectivas de Mercado

Haciendo balance del año 

Sep 29, 2017 

Jugar al yin y al yang con respecto a la aversión y la inclinación al riesgo parece que ha dejado de funcionar. El equipo de renta variable internacional explica por qué la volatilidad de los precios a corto plazo puede ofrecer oportunidades a largo plazo. 196 caracteres
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Convertibles Outlook-Time To Buy Volatility Cheap? 

Sep 27, 2017 

The Global Fixed Income Team discusses current market volatility and how it may be time to consider buying volatility cheap through convertible bonds.
 
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Macro Insight

The Power of Compounders with William Lock 

Sep 27, 2017 

William Lock explains why he believes a company’s intangible assets are integral to achieving sustainably high returns.
 
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Media Appearance

Jim Caron on Bloomberg 

Sep 21, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses the Federal Reserve's recent statement.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

NAFTA Exit, Who Really Gets Hurt? 

Sep 14, 2017 

The Emerging Markets Debt team discusses their analysis of who really gets hurt if the U.S. exits the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
 
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Global Equity Observer

Taking Stock 

Aug 31, 2017 

Playing the yin and yang of the risk-off/risk-on trade no longer seems to work. The International Equity Team explains why short-term price volatility may offer potential long-term opportunities.
 
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Investment Insight

The EDGE: Autonomous Vehicles 

Aug 31, 2017 

The Growth Team researches autonomous vehicles, which use a suite of sensors, actuators and a central computer to "perceive" the environment and automate the driving process. This technology could change our conception of personal transportation.
 
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Macro Insight

Quality Companies in Today’s Market Environment  

Apr 25, 2017 

Bruno Paulson explains why consumer staples performance is more about earnings than interest rates.
 
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Sustainability Insight

ESG and the Sustainability of Competitive Advantage 

Jan 09, 2017 

ESG factors are integral to assessing the quality of a company. A holistic approach to sustainability may help minimize risk events and identify opportunities characterized by competitive advantages.
 
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Investment Insight

Chicago Parking Meters' Smart Technology System 

Dec 02, 2015 

Operational improvements by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, including state-of-the-art technology, made the Chicago on-street parking system number one in the world.
 
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Investment Insight

The Creation of Madrileña Red de Gas 

Dec 02, 2015 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners carved out part of an existing utility to create the first standalone gas distribution in Spain, then grew the company to be the third largest in the country.
 
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Investment Insight

Creating Value at a Regulated Asset: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline 

Dec 02, 2015 

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners worked with Southern Star management to take a strategic approach to growing the business within its regulatory parameters.
 
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