Morgan Stanley Global Strategist

  • Trading Symbol: FPRPC
  • Information
    Prior to May 1, 2015, the Morgan Stanley Global Strategist Fund was known as the Morgan Stanley Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund.Prior to May 1, 2015, the Morgan Stanley Global Strategist Fund was known as the Morgan Stanley Global Tactical Asset Allocation Fund.

Morningstar® Snapshot*

Returns 4 out of 5, Above Average Returns
Risk of this Category Category Risk Rating:6, where 1 is Lower and 10 is Higher

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AS OF 9/30/2015
Average Annual Returns
YTD (Daily)* 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr Life
FPRPC -5.78% -10.08% +3.27% +4.56% +1.37%
*AS OF 10/5/2015; Value is cumulative

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

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Shows growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment in Morgan Stanley Global Strategist fund over the selected time period

The chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the fund ten years ago or on commencement of operations (whichever is later). Figures include reinvestment of capital gains and dividends, and reflect the effects of the annual annuity charge and the underlying fund's expenses. Figures do not reflect the effects of any applicable redemption fees, maintenance charges, or surrender fees, which would lower these figures. This chart is not intended to imply any future performance of the fund.

The performance data featured represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and the principal value of a variable annuity will fluctuate; therefore, you may have a gain or loss when money is withdrawn or received. Fund performance fluctuates and currently may be significantly higher or lower than stated.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
This Fund -- -- 14.30% -44.76% 32.20% 5.42% -3.92% 13.56% 15.66% 1.90% -8.36%
Benchmark 10.84% 20.95% 11.66% -42.19% 34.63% 12.67% -7.35% 16.13% 22.80% 4.16% -7.04%
+/- Benchmark -- -- 2.64% -2.57% -2.43% -7.25% 3.43% -2.57% -7.14% -2.26% -1.32%

Fund Manager(s)

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Mark A. Bavoso since 9/16/2010 Cyril Moull-Berteaux since 8/1/2011

Fund Overview


The investment seeks total return.


The fund seeks to achieve total return by investing in a blend of equity and fixed income securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. In seeking to achieve this investment objective, it will implement a global tactical approach to achieving total return, and to control risk and volatility. The fund may invest in real estate investment trusts ("REITs") and mortgage-related or mortgage-backed securities. It may also invest in restricted and illiquid securities. The fund may invest a portion of its assets in below investment grade fixed income securities (commonly known as "junk bonds") and repurchase agreements.


Stock markets are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, economic or other developments. These risks may be magnified in foreign markets. In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Additional risk information for this product may be found in the prospectus or other product materials, if available.


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Morningstar Category
Tactical Allocation
Subaccount Inception
Unit Value
Turnover Rate
Net Assets ($M)
12 Month Low-High
$11.20 - $12.76

Top 10 Holdings

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AS OF 6/30/2015
Top 10 Holdings
Bmi398g36 Irs Usd P F .96700 11.04%
Bmi398g36 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 11.01%
Bmi3cxa74 Irs Usd P F .93340 9.12%
Bmi3cxa74 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor 9.11%
Us 10yr Note (Cbt)sep15 Xcbt 20150921 7.91%
B91qxs9p4 Cds Usd P F 1.00000 Ii5044110150324 Ccpcdx 7.40%
B91qxs9p4 Cds Usd R V 03mevent Ii5042320150324 Ccpcdx 7.30%
Euro Stoxx 50 Sep15 Xeur 20150918 6.79%
Bmi31eak9 Irs Usd R V 03mlibor Ii9243460150409 5.22%
Bmi2xyrs7 Irs Usd P F 1.28170 Ii9022090150317 5.21%
% of Total Portfolio 80.10%
Total # of holdings: 1487 as of 6/30/2015

Quarter-End Average Annual Total Returns

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AS OF 9/30/2015; *SUBACCOUNT INCEPTION 5/1/2006 Glossary definition opens in new window.

1.43% AS OF 5/1/2015
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Life*
Morgan Stanley Global Strategist -10.08% 3.27% 4.56% -- 1.37%
MSCI AC World (N) -6.66% 6.95% 6.82% 4.58% --
Tactical Allocation -2.30% 4.26% 4.60% 3.41% --

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