Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Fund Company

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds - http://www.msim.com
 
Morgan Stanley, a market leader in the U.S., Europe, Asia and emerging markets, has been re-defining the meaning of financial services since their founding in 1935. With their global reach and local presence, their firm can bring unmatched expertise and resources to their clients’ needs and challenges, as well as a commitment to sustainability, innovation, philanthropy, diversity and inclusion. As a firm, they strive to, at all times, embody their core values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Service and Stewardship.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM)

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory affiliates, has 600 investment professionals around the world and over $311 billion in assets under management or supervision as of June 30, 2012. MSIM strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide.  MSIM is a clientcentric, investor-led organization dedicated to providing asset management solutions to investors worldwide. Their global presence, thought leadership, and breadth of products and services enables them to partner with clients to meet the evolving challenges of today’s financial markets.  With over three decades of asset management experience, their investment strategies span the risk/return spectrum across geographies, investment styles and asset classes, including equity, fixed income, liquidity, alternatives and private markets. Each of their investment teams has a unique talent pool of experienced professionals and share the same core values of fiduciary responsibility and commitment to investment excellence that have been the hallmarks of MSIM since its establishment.

The MSIM Approach
The extensive range of MSIM’s services and products reflects their continuous effort to provide products that meet the needs of investors worldwide. In addition, when considering their clients’ unique investment profiles, a holistic approach is applied, looking to incorporate all the possible factors affecting investors’ investment decisions. Finally, their investment teams have the ability to customize solutions for clients, allowing a tailored approach in the context of a full-service platform.

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Asian Eq Fund A Cap

LU0073229253

USD

01/02/1997

3

Medium

The Asian Equity Fund seeks long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, through investment primarily in the equity securities of companies domiciled in or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in Asia, excluding Japan, thereby taking advantage of the dynamic economic growth capabilities of the region. The Fund invests in established markets of the region, such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand but additional opportunities are also sought, whenever regulations permit, in any of the emerging markets in Asia. The Fund may also invest on an ancillary basis in depositary receipts (including American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) and European Depositary Receipts (EDRs)), debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares, debentures, warrants and securities not widely traded.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Em Mkt Eq Fund A Cap

LU0073229840

USD

01/02/1997

3

Medium

The Emerging Markets Equity Fund seeks to maximise total return, measured in US Dollars, through investment primarily in emerging country equity securities. The Fund will invest in those emerging market countries in which the Company believes that economies are developing strongly and in which the markets are becoming more sophisticated. The Fund may invest in the securities of companies organised and located in countries other than an emerging market where the value of the company's securities will reflect principally conditions in an emerging country, or where the principal securities trading market for which is in an emerging country, or where 50% of the company's revenue alone or on a consolidated basis is derived from either goods produced, sales made or services performed in emerging countries. The Fund may invest in debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares and other equity linked instruments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Em Mkt Debt Fd A Cap

LU0073230004

USD

01/02/1997

3

Medium

The Emerging Markets Debt Fund’s investment objective is to seek to maximise total return, measured in US Dollars, primarily through investment in the debt securities of government and government-related issuers located in emerging countries (including, to the extent these instruments are securitised, participations in loans between governments and financial institutions), and to the extent such securities comply with Article 41(1) of the 2010 Law, the Fund may invest in debt securities of entities organised to restructure outstanding debt of such issuers, together with investing in the debt securities of corporate issuers located in or organised under the laws of emerging countries.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Global Bond Fd A Cap

LU0073230426

USD

01/02/1997

3

Medium

The Global Bond Fund's investment objective is to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in US Dollars, through market, instrument and currency selection. The Fund consists of domestic, international and Euromarket Fixed Income Securities of varying maturities denominated in US Dollars and other currencies, including emerging markets.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Latin Am Eq Fd A Cap

LU0073231317

USD

01/02/1997

2

High

The Fund seeks to maximise total return, measured in US Dollars, through investment primarily in the common shares of companies incorporated in Latin American countries. The Fund may invest in the securities of companies organised and located in countries other than the Latin American countries where the value of the company's securities will reflect principally conditions in a Latin American country or where the principal securities trading market is in a Latin American country, or where 50 % of the company's revenue alone or on a consolidated basis is derived from either goods produced, sales made or services performed in Latin American countries. The Fund may also invest in debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares and other equity linked instruments. To the extent the Fund's assets are not invested in equity or equity linked instruments, the remainder of the assets may be invested in debt securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Inv US Growth A Cap

LU0073232471

USD

01/02/1997

3

High

The US Growth Fund’s investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, by investing primarily in securities issued by US companies and on an ancillary basis in securities issued by companies that are not from the US. An issuer may be considered to be from a particular country (including the US) or geographic region if (i) its principal securities trading market is in that country or geographic region; (ii) alone or on a consolidated basis it derives 50% or more of its annual revenue from goods produced, sales made or services performed in that country or geographic region; or (iii) it is organised under the laws of, or has a principal office in, that country or geographic region.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley US Property Fd A Cap

LU0073233958

USD

31/01/1997

2

Medium

The US Property Fund's investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, by investing in equity securities of companies in the US real estate industry. The Fund intends to invest in the publicly traded securities of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and similar Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCS). REITS and REOCS are companies that acquire and/or develop real property for long term investment purposes. They invest the majority of their assets directly in real property and derive their income primarily from rents. By investing in REITS and REOCS through the Fund the investor will bear not only his proportionate share of the management fees of the Fund but also indirectly, the management expenses of the underlying REITS and REOCS. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in preference shares, debt securities convertible into common shares and other equity-linked instruments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Euro Strategic A Cap

LU0073234253

EUR

01/02/1997

4

Medium

The Euro Strategic Bond Fund's investment objective is to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in Euro, through market, instrument and currency selection. The Fund consists of Fixed Income Securities of varying maturities denominated primarily in the Euro and other European currencies which are probable candidates for joining the Economic and Monetary Union at a later date. The Fund may, on an ancillary basis, invest in other Fixed Income Securities denominated in other currencies, including emerging markets Fixed Income Securities. With a view to enhancing returns and/or as part of the investment strategy, the Fund may (in accordance with the investment powers and restrictions) make use of exchange traded and over-the-counter options, futures and other derivatives for investment or efficient portfolio management (including hedging) purposes.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan St Eurp Eq E -A- Cap

LU0073234501

EUR

01/02/1997

4

Medium

The European Equity Alpha Fund seeks long term capital growth measured in Euro, through investment primarily in a concentrated portfolio of equity securities of companies listed on European stock exchanges. Investments will be sought in equity securities that the Company believes to have the highest potential for long term capital appreciation based primarily on fundamental market factors and stock specific research. Such companies will include companies whose securities are traded over the counter in the form of American Depository Receipts or European Depository Receipts. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares, warrants and other equity linked instruments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley S Mat Eur B Fd A Cap

LU0073235904

EUR

01/02/1997

3

Medium

The Short Maturity Euro Bond Fund's investment objective is to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in Euro, through market and instrument selection. This objective will be achieved by investing in high quality Fixed Income Securities denominated in the Euro. The Fund will invest primarily, in order to reduce volatility, in individual securities with maturity dates having a maximum unexpired term of five years. Securities will be deemed to be high quality if at the time of purchase they are rated either “BBB-” or better by S&P or “Baa 3” or better by Moody's, or similarly rated by another internationally recognised rating service or determined to be of similar creditworthiness by the Investment Adviser. The Fund may continue to invest in such securities that are downgraded after purchase but may not make additional purchases of such securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Euro Bond Fund A Cap

LU0073254285

EUR

01/12/1998

4

Medium

The Euro Bond Fund's investment objective is to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in Euro, through investment in Euro denominated Fixed Income Securities of high quality issued by governments, agencies and corporations. Securities will be deemed to be high quality if at the time of purchase they are rated either “A-” or better by Standard & Poor's Corporation (“S&P”) or “A3” or better by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody's”), or similarly rated by another internationally recognised rating service or determined to be of similar creditworthiness by the Investment Adviser. The Fund may continue to invest in such securities that are downgraded after purchase but may not make additional purchases of such securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Eur H Y Bd Fd A Cap

LU0073255761

EUR

01/12/1998

4

Medium

The European Currencies High Yield Bond Fund's investment objective is to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in Euro, through investments worldwide primarily in lower rated and unrated Fixed Income Securities issued by governments, agencies and corporations that offer a yield above that generally available on debt securities in the four highest rating categories of S&P or Moody's denominated in European currencies. These investments may include Fixed Income Securities issued by non-European issuers and such securities issued in emerging markets. The Fund may, on an ancillary basis, invest in non-European currency denominated Fixed Income Securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Asian Prop Fd A Cap

LU0078112413

USD

01/09/1997

2

High

The Asian Property Fund's investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, through investment in the equity securities of companies in the real estate industry located throughout Asia and Oceania. Companies in the real estate industry may include companies principally engaged in the development and/or ownership of income-producing property and collective investment vehicles with exposure to property such as publicly quoted property unit trusts, Real Estate Investment Trusts and undertakings for collective investment. By investing in collective investment vehicles indirectly through the Fund, the investor will bear not only his proportionate share of the management fee of the Fund, but also indirectly, the management expenses of the underlying collective investment vehicles. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in preference shares, debt securities convertible into common shares and other equity linked instruments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Euro Property A Cap

LU0078113650

EUR

01/09/1997

2

High

The European Property Fund's investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in Euro, through investment in the equity securities of companies in the European real estate industry. Companies in the real estate industry may include property development companies, companies principally engaged in the development and/or ownership of income-producing property and collective investment vehicles with exposure to property such as publicly quoted property unit trusts, Real Estate Investment Trusts and undertakings for collective investment. By investing in collective investment vehicles indirectly through the Fund, the investor will bear not only his proportionate share of the management fee of the Fund, but also indirectly, the management expenses of the underlying collective investment vehicles. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in preference shares, debt securities convertible into common shares and other equity linked instruments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Eurozone Equity Opportunities Cap

LU0109967165

EUR

05/04/2000

4

Medium

The Eurozone Equity Alpha Fund seeks long term capital growth, measured in Euro, through investment primarily in a concentrated portfolio of equity securities of companies domiciled or exercising the predominant part of their economic activity in the Eurozone. Investments will be sought in equity securities that the Company believes to have the highest potential for long term capital appreciation based primarily on fundamental market factors and stock specific research. Such companies will include companies whose equity securities are traded on a stock exchange in the Eurozone or whose securities are traded over the counter in the form of American Depository Receipts or European Depository Receipts (EDRs). The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in debt securities convertible into common shares, preference shares, warrants and other equity linked instruments.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Em Europ M East & Afr Eq Cap

LU0118140002

EUR

17/10/2000

3

Medium

The EMEA Equity Fund seeks long-term capital appreciation, measured in Euro, by investing primarily in equity securities of issuers in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Fund may also invest on an ancillary basis in debt securities convertible into common shares and other equity linked investments of such issuers as well as in equity, equity-linked and debt securities of issuers in the Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union. For the avoidance of doubt, investment in equity securities of issuers in the Russian Federation shall be deemed to be investments in the equity securities of issuers in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Gl Brands Fd USD Cap

LU0119620416

USD

31/10/2000

4

Medium

The Global Brands Fund seeks an attractive long term rate of return, measured in US Dollars, through investment principally in equity securities of companies in the world's developed countries. The Fund will invest in a concentrated portfolio of companies whose success the Company believes depends on intangible assets (for example, but not limited to, brand names, copyrights or methods of distribution) underpinning a strong business franchise. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in preference shares, debt securities convertible into common shares or preference shares, warrants on securities and other equity linked securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Euro Cor Bd Fd A Cap

LU0132601682

EUR

04/09/2001

3

High

The Euro Corporate Bond Fund’s investment objective is to provide an attractive rate of return, measured in Euro, primarily through investment in Euro denominated Fixed Income Securities of high quality issued by corporations and non government related issuers. Securities will be deemed to be high quality if at the time of purchase they are rated either BBB- or better by S&P or Baa3 or better by Moody’s or similarly rated by another internationally recognised rating service or determined to be of similar creditworthiness by the Investment Adviser. The Fund may continue to hold investments in such securities that are downgraded after purchase. In addition, the Fund may, on an ancillary basis, invest in securities which at the time of purchase are rated either lower than “BBB-” by S&P or “Baa3” by Moody’s or similarly by another internationally recognised rating service or determined to be of similar creditworthiness by the Investment Adviser.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Glob Conv Bd USD Cap

LU0149084633

USD

17/07/2002

3

Medium

The Global Convertible Bond Fund’s investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, through investment primarily in convertible bonds issued by companies organised or operating in either the developed or emerging markets which will be denominated in global currencies. With a view to enhancing returns and/or as part of the investment strategy, the Fund may make use of exchange traded and over-the-counter options, futures and other derivatives for investment or efficient portfolio management (including hedging) purposes.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Invest US Ad A Cap

LU0225737302

USD

01/12/2005

5

Low

The US Advantage Fund’s investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, by investing primarily in securities issued by US companies and on an ancillary basis in securities issued by companies that are not from the US. An issuer may be considered to be from a particular country (including the US) or geographic region if (i) its principal securities trading market is in that country or geographic region; (ii) alone or on a consolidated basis it derives 50% or more of its annual revenue from goods produced, sales made or services performed in that country or geographic region; or (iii) it is organised under the laws of, or has a principal office in, that country or geographic region.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Global Brands AX Dis

LU0239683559

USD

25/10/2010

NULL

NULL

The Global Brands Fund seeks an attractive long term rate of return, measured in US Dollars, through investment principally in equity securities of companies in the world's developed countries. The Fund will invest in a concentrated portfolio of companies whose success the Company believes depends on intangible assets (for example, but not limited to, brand names, copyrights or methods of distribution) underpinning a strong business franchise. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in preference shares, debt securities convertible into common shares or preference shares, warrants on securities and other equity linked securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Em Mkt Deb Fd AH Cap

LU0266119204

EUR

31/10/2006

3

Medium

The Emerging Markets Debt Fund’s investment objective is to seek to maximise total return, measured in US Dollars, primarily through investment in the debt securities of government and government-related issuers located in emerging countries (including, to the extent these instruments are securitised, participations in loans between governments and financial institutions), and to the extent such securities comply with Article 41(1) of the 2010 Law, the Fund may invest in debt securities of entities organised to restructure outstanding debt of such issuers, together with investing in the debt securities of corporate issuers located in or organised under the laws of emerging countries.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley FX Alph Pl RC Fd Cap

LU0283946597

EUR

27/02/2007

3

Medium

The Absolute Return Currency Fund's investment objective is to seek to generate a risk managed return, measured in Euros, that has a low level of correlation to other asset classes by investing in currency pairs. The Investment Adviser's investment selection process is a discretionary strategy that combines views generated by fundamental macroeconomic and market research, and synthesizes them with recommendations generated by quantitative decision-support models.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

Morgan Stanley Global Brands AH Cap

LU0335216932

EUR

14/01/2008

2

High

The Global Brands Fund seeks an attractive long term rate of return, measured in US Dollars, through investment principally in equity securities of companies in the world's developed countries. The Fund will invest in a concentrated portfolio of companies whose success the Company believes depends on intangible assets (for example, but not limited to, brand names, copyrights or methods of distribution) underpinning a strong business franchise. The Fund may also invest, on an ancillary basis, in preference shares, debt securities convertible into common shares or preference shares, warrants on securities and other equity linked securities.

Morgan Stanley Investment Funds

MSIF Gobal Convertible Bd

LU0410168768

EUR

20/03/2009

3

High

The Global Convertible Bond Fund’s investment objective is to seek long term capital appreciation, measured in US Dollars, through investment primarily in convertible bonds issued by companies organised or operating in either the developed or emerging markets which will be denominated in global currencies. With a view to enhancing returns and/or as part of the investment strategy, the Fund may make use of exchange traded and over-the-counter options, futures and other derivatives for investment or efficient portfolio management (including hedging) purposes.