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Sustainability Insight
ESG track record: A differentiator among companies
 
Christian Goldsmith talks about how companies’ reputations, risk profiles and returns are influenced by their track records in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
MARKET OUTLOOK
2018 Outlook - Is Goldilocks set to continue?
 
Morgan Stanley’s European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the European equity asset class in 2018.
Sustainability Insight
ESG and the Sustainability of Competitive Advantage
 
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.
Investment Insight
Navigating the 2018 Fixed Income Markets
 
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.
 
 
 
 

Investment Insight

Conducting Due Diligence on Alternative Risk Premia 

Feb 20, 2018 

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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Investment Focus

AIP Hedge Fund Solutions – Quarterly Review and Outlook 

Feb 15, 2018 

Portfolio Advisor Patrick Reid reviews the performance of hedge fund strategies in the fourth quarter and 2017.
 
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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

Global Multi-Asset Viewpoint - 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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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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Osservatorio dell’azionario globale:

2018: occhi ben aperti! 

Dec 31, 2017 

Il Team International Equity riporta le proprie riflessioni riguardo il 2017 e discute sul perché terrà sotto osservazione il rischio relativo al 2018, e perché le società di alta qualità rimangono le migliori scommesse in termini relativi.
 
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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: aspettiamoci l’inaspettato 

Dec 31, 2017 

Con l’arrivo del 2018 compaiono sul nostro radar tre potenziali sorprese per gli investitori: una sorpresa di politica monetaria, una sorpresa sul fronte dell’inflazione e una sorpresa in termini di volatilità.
 
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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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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 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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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

Navigare nei Mercati a Reddito Fisso nel 2018 

Dec 08, 2017 

In questo scenario, Jim Caron sostiene che i modelli basati sui fondamentali potrebbero non essere più quelli ottimali per valutare le opportunità di investimento nel mercato a reddito fisso, e propone perciò un nuovo approccio al fine di supportare dei rendimenti attrattivi e più consistenti.
 
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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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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

Una guida di qualità alla governance 

Nov 30, 2017 

Il team di International Equity spiega perché un management esperto in una società sia fondamentale, e perché ritiene che una buona governance sia ancora più importante nelle aziende ad elevata qualità.
 
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Macro 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

5 Big Disruptive Trends Investors Should Watch 

Nov 03, 2017 

Interested in the long-term investment opportunities that might arise from disruption? Watch these emerging trends in the coming decade, says the MSIM Growth Team.
 
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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

C’è vita a Tokyo? 

Oct 30, 2017 

Con la ripresa della crescita in Giappone, il team International Equity si chiede se le iniziative di cambiamento intraprese dal governo giapponese offrano oggi opportunità di alta qualità agli investitori.
 
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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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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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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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Investment Insight

GMA View Point - Reports of Inflation’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated 

Aug 31, 2017 

MSIM’s Global Multi-Asset Team discusses their investment views in the latest viewpoint: “Reports of Inflation’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”.
 
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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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The EDGE: Veicoli a guida autonoma 

Aug 31, 2017 

Il Growth Team sta facendo ricerche sui veicoli autonomi, che stanno rapidamente passando dal mondo della fantascienza alla realtà e potrebbero cambiare il nostro concetto di trasporto.
 
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Prospettive di Mercato

Riflessione sui mercati azionari 

Aug 31, 2017 

Il binomio avversione/propensione al rischio ha perso la sua valenza come strategia di trading. Il team International Equity spiega perché la volatilità dei prezzi di breve termine potrebbe avere in serbo delle opportunità di lungo periodo.
 
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Connecting the Dots

What No One Told You About Passive Investing 

Aug 31, 2017 

Swanand and Amay explain why investing money in index-tracking ETFs may make one “penny wise and pound foolish".
 
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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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Approfondimento macro

Mi sento sempre come se mi stessero guardando 

Aug 17, 2017 

La sicurezza e la privacy dei dati, all’interno del pilastro Sociale del tema ESG, possono convertirsi in un valore tangibile dato che il cyber-ambiente, in veloce evoluzione, sta cambiando le industrie e sta creando opportunità a livello mondiale.
 
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Governance Factors 

Aug 11, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone and Christian Goldsmith talk about how evaluating companies in terms of governance can help identify risks.
 
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Macro Insight

Environmental Factors 

Aug 01, 2017 

An entire industry’s demise was attributable to breaches of environmental standards, says Andrew Harmstone.
 
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Macro Insight

The Markets – A Review 

Jul 31, 2017 

The European Equity Team discusses its outlook for the asset class in July.
 
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Macro Insight

A Midsummer Night's Illusion 

Jul 31, 2017 

This summer, investors briefly fell in love with the bond market, enchanted by a misunderstanding of the relationship between growth, inflation, productivity and wage growth.
 
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Announcement

Sustainable Investing Council 

Jul 18, 2017 

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, today announced an important milestone in its ongoing commitment to sustainable investing with the launch of the Investment Management Sustainable Investing Council.
 
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Sustainability Insight

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) track record: A differentiator among companies  

Jul 17, 2017 

Christian Goldsmith talks about how companies’ reputations, risk profiles and returns are influenced by their track records in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
 
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Sustainability Insight

Incorporating ESG factors into the GBaR process 

Jul 10, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone and Christian Goldsmith discuss why ESG factors now play a prominent role in their investment process.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Opportunità e rischi 

Jun 23, 2017 

Andrew Harmstone commenta le opportunità e i rischi principali associati ai mercati azionari, obbligazionari ed emergenti e ai Paesi produttori di petrolio.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Rischio politico: una storia tra due città  

Jun 15, 2017 

Confrontando le turbolenze nei mercati statunitense e brasiliano legate ai rispettivi presidenti, constatiamo che i rischi politici possono generare un’estrema volatilità nel breve termine. Se questa sia un’opportunità o un rischio dipende dallo stato di salute dell’economia.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Where Has the Volatility Gone 

Jun 15, 2017 

The team discusses its outlook for third-quarter 2017 and how politics continue to be a distraction rather than a problem.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Il Giappone: un grande esportatore verso le principali 

Jun 12, 2017 

La terza maggiore economia mondiale dipende fondamentalmente dalle due economie più grandi del pianeta: Stati Uniti e Cina. Anche i prezzi del petrolio hanno il loro peso.
 
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Approfondimento sugli investimenti

A caccia di azioni in Cina 

Jun 09, 2017 

La nostra presenza a Hong Kong ci consente di valutare da una prospettiva privilegiata i rischi e le opportunità d’investimento in Cina, un mercato che in ottica bottom-up offre a nostro avviso un’ampia gamma di titoli tra cui scegliere, in particolare nei settori dei beni di consumo, Internet, sanità e istruzione.
 
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Investment Insight

Fishing for Stocks in China 

Jun 09, 2017 

Our location in Hong Kong gives us a unique perspective on the risks and opportunities of investing in China, a market we believe is ripe with opportunity for bottom-up stock picking, particularly in the consumer, internet, healthcare and education industries.
 
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Global Fixed Income Insights

Point of View: The Volatility Politic 

Jun 07, 2017 

Jim Caron discusses his point of view on the volatility politic and why it is important to trade the noise, but invest with the fundamentals.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Opportunità nell’High Yield e nell’obbligazionario dei Mercati Emergenti 

Jun 02, 2017 

Quali strumenti offrono rendimenti capaci di tenere il passo con l’inflazione? Andrew Harmstone propone alcuni suggerimenti.
 
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Macro Insight

Consider High Yield, Emerging Market Debt 

Jun 02, 2017 

Where can investors find yields that keep pace with inflation? Andrew Harmstone has some specific suggestions.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Mercati Emergenti: favoriti dalla crescita globale 

Jun 01, 2017 

Le prospettive dei Paesi Emergenti variano a seconda dei casi, spiega Andrew Harmstone. I fattori da tenere presente sono la natura delle esportazioni (prodotti finiti o materie prime) e, soprattutto, l’ancoraggio della valuta al dollaro statunitense.
 
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Investment Insight

Informatica: Vincitori e vinti 

May 31, 2017 

Il Team International Equity di Morgan Stanley discute sui possibili vincitori e vinti nel settore informatico e sul perchè l’area Sowtware e Servizi IT sia un’interessante fonte di compounder di elevata qualità.
 
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Global Fixed Income Bulletin

Moving Past the French Election 

May 10, 2017 

The team discusses the recent French elections as well as proposed tax plan and regulatory changes in the U.S.
 
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Approfondimento sugli investimenti

Un quadro generale sui mercati globali dei titoli cartolarizzati 

May 02, 2017 

I recenti eventi di mercato hanno mostrato secondo noi una buona opportunità per investire nei titoli cartolarizzati globali, che offrono un carry interessante, una sensibilità ai tassi di interesse relativamente bassa e storicamente, una debole correlazione con le altre asset class.
 
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GLOBAL EQUITY OBSERVER

The Value of Predictability 

Apr 30, 2017 

Consumer Staples has always been a core part of the team’s portfolios, but life has become more complex in Staples-land. The International Equity Team explains why predictability has value in this uncertain world.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Le società di qualità nell’attuale contesto di mercato 

Apr 25, 2017 

Bruno Paulson spiega perché la performance dei titoli dei beni di consumo primario sia dovuta agli utili aziendali più che ai tassi di interesse.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Income, nel modo giusto 

Apr 20, 2017 

Bruno discute come le società di elevata qualità siano in grado di fornire una fonte sostenibile di income senza sacrificare l’apprezzamento del capitale.
 
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Macro Insight

Why Company Visits are Essential in Emerging Markets  

Mar 23, 2017 

Ashutosh Sinha discusses the importance of the investment team’s visits to EM companies and understanding changing consumer behavior.
 
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Macro Insight

Buy Local: Why Domestic Companies Offer the Best Opportunities in Emerging Markets  

Mar 23, 2017 

Ashutosh Sinha discusses how the investment team seeks pockets of growth amidst the changing landscape of emerging markets.
 
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Approfondimento macro

Il caso dei titoli infrastrutturali globali quotati 

Mar 19, 2017 

Il caso dei titoli infrastrutturali globali quotati 19 marzo 2017 Matt King, gestore del team Global Listed Real Assets, condivide la sua proposta d’investimento sui titoli infrastrutturali globali quotati.
 
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Macro Insight

The Case for Global Listed Infrastructure Securities  

Mar 19, 2017 

Matt King, Portfolio Manager, Global Listed Real Assets, shares his investment proposition for global listed infrastructure securities.
 
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Approfondimento sugli investimenti

CRISPR 

Jan 25, 2017 

Il team Growth studia le “brevi ripetizioni palidrome raggruppate e separate a intervalli regolari” (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)) , un nuovo metodo di ricerca genetica che consente agli scienziati di individuare segmenti specifici di DNA per poi sostituirli o cancellarli a scopo terapeutico o a fini di ricerca. Nell’ottica degli investitori, il metodo potrebbe dar vita a nuovi settori e stravolgere i trattamenti medici già esistenti.
 
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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

Quality Traits 

Jun 30, 2016 

High quality companies have the ability, and habit, of generating high and consistent returns on operating capital, which leads to strong free cash flow and the ability to compound over the long term.
 
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Approfondimento sugli investimenti

I tratti della qualità 

Jun 30, 2016 

Bruno e Christian presentano la tesi a supporto dei cosiddetti “compounders”, società di elevata qualità che secondo loro offrono valutazioni attraenti rispetto al loro valore intrinseco di lungo periodo e rispetto al mercato
 
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Video

Individuare opportunità di crescita nei mercati emergenti 

Apr 20, 2016 

Ashutosh ci spiega perché i mercati emergenti offrono ancora le migliori opportunità di crescita al mondo.
 
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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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