As the prices of cryptocurrencies fluctuated wildly over the last year, bitcoin and blockchain—the underlying technology that powers it—captured the popular imagination. Blockchain is a distributed-ledger technology that employs cryptography to ensure the integrity of the data it stores, with control of the data distributed among all parties using it. Because the data is public, […]
In our December outlook, we predicted possible surprises this year in inflation and volatility. Since these surprises came to fruition in February, we decided to interpret what they might mean for the rest of 2018. The theory behind secular stagnation is that the economy grows very slowly, and as a result, inflation and bond yields […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched its Morgan Stanley Investment Funds’ (MS INVF) China A-shares fund in a Luxembourg Sicav format. The strategy was hitherto only distributed to institutional investors in a separate account format. The fund aims to exploit pricing anomalies and inefficiencies in the A-shares market via the construction of a high-conviction portfolio […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has launched the Morgan Stanley Investment Funds Global Buy and Hold 2020 Bond Fund. Structured as a Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav, the fund will be available to investors in the UK, France, Spain and Italy with euro as base currency. It will invest in a globally diversified portfolio of government bonds, investment grade, […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has launched the Morgan Stanley Investment Funds (MS INVF) and the Morgan Stanley Funds UK (MS Funds UK) Global Brands Equity Income Fund. Both are an enhanced income version of the Global Brands Fund, in both Luxembourg Sicav and UK domiciled Oeic fund formats. The fund consists of a portfolio of high quality stocks in […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management has announced the launch of two multi-asset funds, the Morgan Stanley Investment Funds (MS INVF) Global Balanced Fund and the MS INVF Global Balanced Defensive Fund. Both will apply the investment process of Morgan Stanley’s fund of funds Global Balanced Risk Control and will apply ESG criteria into the process. The Global […]
Morgan Stanley Investment Management is making available to European investors its Morgan Stanley Investment Funds US Active Factor Equity Fund via a Sicav fund format. This is the first time any of the company’s Applied Equity Advisors investment team’s strategies have been made available in this way. As a factor-based strategy, the fund seeks to […]
By Jim Caron, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment Management The global economy is slowing – this is old news. The consensus of professional forecasters, including the IMF, have been pointing to a global growth rate over the next few years at approximately 3% since late 2014. It was also well known that the primary source […]
It might be expected that a niche fixed income fund manager will say his asset class is full of promise, but in the case of property debt one prominent specialist fund manager has been joined by a growing number of diversified fixed income managers in his enthusiasm.
Institutional investors are keen on increasing exposure to real estate assets, a study published by State Street has revealed, but several fund managers have underlined their aversion to the asset class.
Although investors and markets have spurned European equities over the course of 2012, Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s (MSIM) Matthew Leeman believes the end is in sight for heavy redemptions and weak returns from equity funds.
Jean-louis Bernardo SocGen Securities appoints Russia deputy head Société Générale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed Jean-Louis Bernardo as deputy head of securities services and head of business development for SGSS in Russia. SGSS operates within Société Générale group subsidiary Rosbank, one of the largest privately owned banks in the country. Bernardo replaces Mathieu Maurier, who […]