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Macro Insight  •  03-Oct-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  •  03-Oct-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  •  03-Oct-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  •  27-Sep-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  •  25-Sep-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  •  20-Sep-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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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  18-Sep-2019

Unconstrained European Fixed Income 

How does the European Fixed Income Opportunities strategy provide investors with competitive returns in the current low-yield environment? The Global Fixed Income Team explains.

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Market Pulse  •  16-Sep-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  •  11-Sep-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  •  09-Sep-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  •  05-Sep-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  •  04-Sep-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  •  04-Sep-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  •  03-Sep-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  •  03-Sep-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  •  02-Sep-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  •  30-Aug-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  •  29-Aug-2019

Knock-On Effects 

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

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Sustainability Insight  •  28-Aug-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  •  27-Aug-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  •  23-Aug-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  •  21-Aug-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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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  19-Aug-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  •  13-Aug-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  •  13-Aug-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  •  05-Aug-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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Market Pulse  •  01-Aug-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  •  26-Jul-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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Market Pulse  •  25-Jul-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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Macro Insight  •  25-Jul-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  •  23-Jul-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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Market Outlook  •  19-Jul-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  •  19-Jul-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  •  18-Jul-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  •  18-Jul-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  •  17-Jul-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  •  16-Jul-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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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  12-Jul-2019

European and Japanese investors: Consider not fully hedging your USD exposure 

Europe- and Japan-based investors typically hedge all USD exposure, but is this the best practice? The Emerging Markets Debt Team shares why they believe it may not be.

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Market Pulse  •  11-Jul-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  •  09-Jul-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  •  08-Jul-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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Connecting the Dots  •  01-Jul-2019

Why Is Popcorn So Expensive at the Movies? 

In this article, Swanand Kelkar discusses the steep pricing of popcorn sold at multiplexes and looks at the issue through a broader lens than just how much it usually costs versus how much it is sold for at cinemas.

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Market Pulse  •  01-Jul-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  •  30-Jun-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  •  25-Jun-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  •  25-Jun-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  •  24-Jun-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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Press Release  •  18-Jun-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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Market Pulse  •  18-Jun-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  •  17-Jun-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  •  11-Jun-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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Press Release  •  04-Jun-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  •  04-Jun-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  •  03-Jun-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  •  31-May-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  •  31-May-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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Media Appearance  •  30-May-2019

ESG Investing, Europe 2019 Report  

In the report published by Clear Path Analysis, MSIM’s International Equity Team and Global Fixed Income Team shared their views on ESG Investing and how it is moving from a marginal approach to a mainstream strategy.

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Market Outlook  •  30-May-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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Macro Insight  •  23-May-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  •  17-May-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  •  17-May-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  •  16-May-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  •  15-May-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  •  10-May-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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Sustainability Insight  •  10-May-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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Market Pulse  •  06-May-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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Market Pulse  •  02-May-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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Market Outlook  •  30-Apr-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  •  30-Apr-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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Macro Insight  •  29-Apr-2019

A Tale of Risk  

Effective risk management means understanding the critical difference between “risk” events and “uncertain” events. We explore the issue, and possible solutions, in our latest outlook, A Tale of Risk.

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Investment Focus  •  29-Apr-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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Market Outlook  •  29-Apr-2019

VIDEO: A Tale of Risk 

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

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Press Release  •  24-Apr-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  •  17-Apr-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  •  17-Apr-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  •  16-Apr-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  •  12-Apr-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  •  12-Apr-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  •  11-Apr-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  •  04-Apr-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  •  03-Apr-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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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  31-Mar-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  •  27-Mar-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  •  27-Mar-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  •  27-Mar-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  •  27-Mar-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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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  27-Mar-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  •  20-Mar-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 Outlook  •  19-Mar-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  •  19-Mar-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  •  19-Mar-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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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER  •  13-Mar-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  •  11-Mar-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  •  07-Mar-2019

ESG and Sustainable Investing Report 

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

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  28-Feb-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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Market Outlook  •  28-Feb-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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Market Outlook  •  25-Feb-2019

Global Brands: A year in review and the year ahead 

2019 is all about the earnings. Bruno Paulson discusses 2018 and why Global Brands’ defensive characteristics will continue to be needed this year.

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Macro Insight  •  25-Feb-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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Macro Insight  •  21-Feb-2019

Global Balanced Risk Control Team Market Update 

In late 2018, the GBaR team’s defensive positioning helped protect portfolios from falling equity markets. A common question from clients as the team entered 2019 was ‘what would make you more positive on equities?’ Watch Christian Goldsmith, Portfolio Specialist of the GBaR team’s latest market update video to explain.

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Investment Focus  •  21-Feb-2019

It’s Not All About Urban Infill 

The latest paper from MSIM’s Real Assets Research & Investing team explores the current and emerging trends in the U.S. industrial real estate sector

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  20-Feb-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  •  20-Feb-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  •  20-Feb-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  •  19-Feb-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  •  19-Feb-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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Perspectivas macroeconómicas  •  19-Feb-2019

Tres puntos de inflexión relacionados con el clima que están influyendo actualmente en los mercados  

El cambio climático nos acerca a “puntos de inflexión” políticos, sociales y económicos. El equipo MSIM GBaR analiza las implicaciones para los inversores.

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  31-Jan-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  •  25-Jan-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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Market Outlook  •  23-Jan-2019

Revisión/Perspectiva 4T 2018: Global Fixed Income Opportunities 

Jim Caron analiza el cuarto trimestre de 2018 y explica su perspectiva sobre las oportunidades que ofrece el mercado.

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Market Outlook  •  23-Jan-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  •  22-Jan-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  •  22-Jan-2019

Un año nuevo intrépido 

Ante el turbulento final de 2018, ¿qué nos deparará el nuevo año? El equipo Global Fixed Income de Morgan Stanley expone su perspectiva sobre las oportunidades de inversión que nos depara 2019.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  22-Jan-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  •  15-Jan-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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Connecting the Dots  •  15-Jan-2019

Simhavalokana 2018 

In this article, Swanand Kelkar looks back at the tumultuous events of 2018 and reflects upon the lessons he learned as an investor.

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Sustainability Council  •  14-Jan-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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Sustainability Insight  •  07-Jan-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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Market Outlook  •  31-Dec-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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Macro Insight  •  31-Dec-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 Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  31-Dec-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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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  28-Dec-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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Investment Insight  •  24-Dec-2018

2019 Global Real Estate Outlook 

The Real Assets Research & Investing Team examines what real estate investors may expect in 2019.

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Press Release  •  20-Dec-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  •  20-Dec-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  •  18-Dec-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  •  17-Dec-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  •  17-Dec-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  •  17-Dec-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  •  17-Dec-2018

ESG Scores 

ESG Scores: Comparing apples to oranges

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Market Outlook  •  17-Dec-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  •  14-Dec-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  •  14-Dec-2018

Un Noviembre Melancólico 

Las temperaturas se han enfriado, al igual que los mercados. El equipo Global Fixed Income de Morgan Stanley expone su perspectiva sobre las oportunidades de inversión que nos depara 2019.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  14-Dec-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  •  13-Dec-2018

Medsphere Closes $32 Million Financing Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare information technology (IT) solutions and services, today announced the closing of $32 million in financing from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and East West Bank. The company will use the funds to address accelerating demand for Medsphere’s comprehensive suite of healthcare IT solutions and services, and for strategic acquisitions.

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Sustainability Insight  •  13-Dec-2018

The Value of Engagement 

Not all portfolio managers speak directly with senior managements of the firms they hold. William Lock explains why direct engagement is vital.

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Macro Insight  •  13-Dec-2018

2019 Emerging Markets Outlook: After Tech Corrects, What Next? 

What is in store for emerging markets after the mania for tech passes? The Global Emerging Markets Team shares their perspective.

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Press Release  •  12-Dec-2018

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises Over $1.4 Billion for North Haven Tactical Value Fund 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management announced it has raised over $1.4 billion for North Haven Tactical Value Fund LP and its related funds, significantly exceeding its original fundraising target. The Fund seeks to invest in private, long-term and often illiquid opportunities that are identified primarily by leveraging the global Morgan Stanley network and come from a wide range of asset classes, sectors and geographies.

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2019 Outlook  •  12-Dec-2018

¿Convergencia de la disfunción? 

Las políticas públicas contraproducentes en diferentes mercados han debilitado la economía global. Muchas se pusieron en marcha con buenas intenciones, otras han dejado de ser útiles y todas se vieron exacerbadas por la guerra comercial.

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Press Release  •  11-Dec-2018

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Completes Sale of Hojeij Branded Foods 

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (MSCP) today announced the sale of their majority interest in Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), a leading North American airport food and beverage concessionaire, to Lagardère Travel Retail (Paris:MMB) for $330 million. MSCP acquired a majority stake in HBF from its founders in July 2015 in a transaction that valued the company at $155 million.

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Global Fixed Income Insights  •  10-Dec-2018

The Four C's for 2019: Caffeine, Credit, China & Chameleons 

Will it be a soft, bumpy or hard landing from the highs of 2018? We believe the answer lies with four market challenges: caffeine, credit, china and chameleons.

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Investment Insight  •  09-Dec-2018

2019 Market Outlook - Hedge Funds: Opportunities in Shifting and Volatile Markets 

As quantitative easing ends, investors should prepare themselves for higher volatility. We believe hedge funds are well positioned to exploit opportunities in a way that other managers simply can’t.

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Investment Focus  •  03-Dec-2018

Coworking, Friend or Foe? 

In their latest paper, the Real Assets Research and Investing team investigate the impact of coworking on the office sector

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Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint  •  30-Nov-2018

GMA Viewpoint: The Case for Higher Gold Prices 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment perspective in the latest viewpoint: “The Case for Higher Gold Prices ”

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Press Release  •  27-Nov-2018

PPC Flexible Packaging buys Temkin International 

PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, which is backed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and is a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and healthcare markets, today announced the acquisition of Payson, Utah–based Temkin International.

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Market Outlook  •  27-Nov-2018

Applied Equity Advisors November 2018 Commentary 

Andrew Slimmon, head of the Applied Equity Advisors team, discusses his market views in the November 2018 Monthly Commentary

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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER  •  15-Nov-2018

(Trade) War – What is it good for? 

(Trade) War – what is it good for? The International Equity Team evaluates.

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Global Fixed Income Bulletin  •  12-Nov-2018

An October to Remember 

October lived up to its infamous reputation for market volatility. What can we expect for the months ahead? The Global Fixed Income Team shares their views.

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Press Release  •  08-Nov-2018

Samanage Raises $30M Series D Funding Round Led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital 

Samanage, the service success company, today announced a $30 million investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Samanage seeks to accelerate their exceptional year-over-year growth and expand their global market share in the IT Service Management (ITSM) industry.

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Press Release  •  08-Nov-2018

Visionary Integration Professionals Secures Morgan Stanley Investment 

Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) today announced an investment by Morgan Stanley Credit Partners. The new funding will further accelerate the growth of VIP and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Meridian Knowledge Solutions (Meridian), based in Reston, VA.

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Press Release  •  05-Nov-2018

Firms Unite as a Unified Market Leader: Ardurra Group 

Ardurra-King, the 4th fastest growing Engineering firm in the country, has rebranded itself Ardurra Group, Inc. The firm consists of 3PL Consulting, AndersonPenna Partners, BCG Engineering, CTT Engineering, King Engineering Associates, PCA Global, Eco Consultants, and Stouten Cramer. We are also introducing our new tag line: Collaborate. Innovate. Create.

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Press Release  •  05-Nov-2018

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises Approximately $400 Million for Eighth Private Growth Equity Fund 

Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, the growth-focused private investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), announced that it has closed on approximately $400 million of capital commitments for North Haven Expansion Equity LP and its related funds, exceeding its original fundraising target capital commitments by nearly $100 million.

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Market Pulse  •  05-Nov-2018

Exploring the "Right-tail-risk": An Upside Surprise to Growth Expectations 

Many are consumed with calling the next recession, but is stronger growth here to stay? Jim Caron discusses.

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Press Release  •  01-Nov-2018

Neo4j Closes $80 Million in Series E Funding 

Neo4j, the leader in graph databases, announced today that it has closed an $80 million Series E funding round led by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and One Peak Partners.