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Morgan Stanley Portfolios:
Making Research Investable

Unit Investment Trusts (UITs) are idea-driven portfolios that turn innovative trends, themes and insights into powerful investments across asset classes and market sectors.


Differentiated UIT offerings are only available through a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor


Morgan Stanley UITs harness original research and innovative investment strategies to create portfolios across a variety of market sectors and investment themes


Morgan Stanley UITs offer transparent access to investment selections based on firm research 

Powerful Ideas

Insights sources from the full scale and global reach of the Firm

Investable Products

Original research and innovative solutions

Product Approval

Products are evaluated and approved by experienced investors

Ongoing Oversight

Products are continuously monitored 


Opportunistic Portfolios

Some of our portfolios convert disruptive trends into timely investable products or take advantage of the context of current market conditions that may have a limited horizon. As trends shift, so will the flow of ideas that our teams convert into UITs.

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Recurring Portfolios

Others are built around recurring goals that are less susceptible to changing trends or economic conditions—generating dividend income, for example. At maturity, these UITs offer the option of rolling over into a new series of the same portfolio.

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Investing in disruption

A UIT is a cost effective way to invest in a market insight, a disruptive trend or any other investable objective—from providing dividend income to taking advantage of shifts in a specific industry that may impact multiple sectors. Morgan Stanley UITs offer:

World Class Resources

Morgan Stanley UITs offer institutional level access to high-end investment managers at a low cost of entry. Our UITs harness original research, innovative investment strategies and risk management to create portfolios across a variety of market sectors and investment themes.


Each portfolio is selected based on its investment objective. Holdings within a UIT generally remain fixed, which can help avoid overweighting securities. Each UIT is a professionally selected portfolio of securities with limited cash positions—so more of your money is working in the market.

Exclusivity & Transparency

After identifying attractive opportunities, we transform them into actionable investment ideas. From a product’s inception through its lifespan, we perform ongoing monitoring. Morgan Stanley UITs also offer direct access to our portfolio managers and research analysts with full transparency.

Morgan Stanley is one of the largest distributors of UITs, with access to more than 300 third-party offerings as well as our own proprietary UIT products, available exclusively to our clients. Talk to your Financial Advisor about which best fits your goals.

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