Morgan Stanley Institutional Frontier Emerging Markets Portfolio

Scorecard
5 / 5 Stars
Lipper
5 3 4 1 3
Zacks Investment Research
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Standard & Poor's
5 / 5 Stars
TheStreet.com
C+ (Hold)

U.S. News evaluated 202 Diversified Emerging Mkts Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

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Performance

The fund has returned 27.97 percent over the past year, 10.69 percent over the past three years, and 19.58 percent over the past five years.

Trailing Returns Updated 02.28.2014
Year to date 2.8%
1 Year 28.0%
3 Years (Annualized) 10.7%
5 Years (Annualized) 19.6%
10 Years (Annualized) N/A

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Summary

The investment seeks long-term capital appreciation. The fund seeks to maximize returns by investing primarily in growth-oriented equity securities in frontier emerging markets. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the fund's assets will be invested in equity securities of companies operating in frontier emerging market countries. It has a fundamental policy of investing 25% or more of its assets in the banking industry. The fund may, but it is not required to, use derivative instruments for a variety of purposes, including hedging, risk management, portfolio management or to earn income.

Fees

Fees are Low compared to funds in the same category.
Morgan Stanley Institutional Frontier Emerging Markets Portfolio has an expense ratio of 1.85 percent.

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Risk

Risk is Low compared to funds in the same category according to Morningstar.

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