1 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Alternative Investments Group. As of October 31, 2023.
2 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Alternative Investments Group. As of June 30, 2023. For Qualified Purchaser offerings available broadly on the platform, including proprietary funds (excludes democratized funds.
3 Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Alternative Investments Group and Global Investment Manager Analysis team. As of June 30, 2023.
Source: Global Investment Committee asset allocation information as of November 30, 2023. Last change to Strategic Asset Allocations: March 29, 2023. Alternative investments strategic asset allocation for clients with <$25MM in investable assets ranges from 14 – 25%; alternative investments strategic asset allocation for clients with >$25MM in investable assets ranges from 18 – 33%. Please note there are five asset allocation models ranging from conservative to aggressive (Model 1: Wealth Conservation; Model 2: Income; Model 3: Balanced Growth; Model 4: Market Growth; Model 5: Opportunistic Growth). The asset allocation models are subject to change from time to time. The GIC defines alternative investments as the following: REITS, Commodities, Master Limited Partnerships, Hedged Strategies (which include Traditional and 40 Act Alternative Investments, including: Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds, Alternative Mutual Funds), Managed Futures, Private Real Estate and Private Equity. For illustrative purposes only. This does not represent individually tailored investment advice. Actual client portfolio will vary based on individual circumstances.
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Alternative investments often are speculative and include a high degree of risk. Investors could lose all or a substantial amount of their investment. Alternative investments are appropriate only for eligible, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time. They may be highly illiquid and can engage in leverage and other speculative practices that may increase the volatility and risk of loss. Alternative Investments typically have higher fees than traditional investments. Investors should carefully review and consider potential risks before investing. Certain of these risks may include but are not limited to:
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Alternative investments involve complex tax structures, tax inefficient investing, and delays in distributing important tax information. Individual funds have specific risks related to their investment programs that will vary from fund to fund. Clients should consult their own tax and legal advisors as Morgan Stanley Wealth Management does not provide tax or legal advice.
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