Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches Global Mortgage Securities Fund

  Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches Global Mortgage Securities
  Fund

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LONDON -- February 5, 2013

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has announced the launch of the
Morgan Stanley Investment Funds (“MS INVF”) Global Mortgage Securities Fund.
The fund seeks to provide an attractive rate of return through investment in a
portfolio of mortgages and securitized debt instruments issued by government
agencies and private institutions.

Commenting on the launch, Sheila Huang, Head of the MSIM Mortgage Team, said
“The global mortgage market is a broad and dynamic landscape. Over time,
investor preferences and convictions can change due to such factors as
regulatory constraints, asset values and the availability of credit. These
changes result in dislocations in relative value and solid opportunities for
mortgage-related investments. In order to spot these opportunities as they
just begin to take shape, the fund's experienced and informed team takes a
long-term perspective and leverages its disciplined investment process and
commitment to research.”

The new fund applies a consistent, thematic, targeted bottom-up investment
approach that combines global macro fundamental analysis, thorough research
and analysis of industry trends to create a diversified portfolio of
securitised instruments. MSIM's Global Mortgage research teams seek to
identify potential value opportunities in all areas of the securitised market,
and portfolio construction takes place over three key stages – value
identification, implementation and evaluation.

Arthur Lev, Head of MSIM’s Long-Only Business, added, “Our focus is our
clients – in these difficult market conditions, our goal is to develop
products that allow clients access to diverse asset classes. The Global
Mortgage Securities fund leverages the extensive market experience of
investment professionals within the Long-Only business to help clients achieve
their investment goals.”

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About MSIM

Morgan Stanley Investment Management, together with its investment advisory
affiliates, has over 560 investment professionals around the world and $338
billion in assets under management or supervision as of December 31, 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.

Disclaimers:

This financial promotion was issued and approved in the UK by Morgan Stanley
Investment Management Limited, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA,
authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, for distribution
to Professional Clients or Eligible Counterparties only and must not be relied
upon or acted upon by Retail Clients (each as defined in the UK Financial
Services Authority’s rules).

The sub-funds of the Morgan Stanley INVF mentioned in this document are
recognized schemes pursuant to section 264 of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 and as such funds can be promoted to the general public in
the U.K.

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persons resident in jurisdictions where such distribution or availability
would not be contrary to local laws or regulations.

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("KIID"), Annual Report and Semi-Annual Report (“Offering Documents”), or
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Risk Warnings

Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance.

The value of the investments and the income from them can go down as well as
up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. There can be no
assurance that the Fund will achieve its investment objectives.

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