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Morningstar Taps the Morgan Stanley Investment Management Growth Team as US Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year

January 20, 2014

Morningstar named Dennis Lynch and the Morgan Stanley Investment Management Growth Team as the 2013 U.S. Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year. According to Morningstar, the U.S. Fund Manager of the Year awards "acknowledge managers who not only delivered impressive performance in 2013, but who have also delivered excellent long- term risk-adjusted returns, and have been good stewards of fund shareholders' capital." According to a release, the Growth Team is led by Dennis Lynch , Head of Growth Investing at Morgan Stanley Investment Management . As part of the award, Morningstar named four of the Growth Team's funds: Morgan Stanley Focus Growth, Morgan Stanley Growth, Morgan Stanley Mid Cap Growth and Morgan Stanley Small Company Growth. "Congratulations to Dennis Lynch and the Growth Team on achieving this significant recognition. A Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award is one of the most important in the industry, and the team's accomplishments reflect our organization's continuing commitment to investment excellence. In honoring Dennis and his team, Morningstar has selected investment professionals who have been creating an impressive body of work over many years on behalf of our clients," said Gregory J. Fleming , President, Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. "We are extremely proud of Dennis Lynch and the Growth Team for winning the Morningstar U.S. Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year award. Morningstar has recognized a powerful investment philosophy that emphasizes long-term investments in companies with inherent sustainable competitive advantages, as well as a strong team culture that creates an environment where world-class investors can stick to their convictions," said Arthur Lev , Head of the Long-Only Business for Morgan Stanley Investment Management . Morgan Stanley Investment Management , together with its investment advisory affiliates, has over 560 investment professionals around the world and $360 billion in assets under management or supervision as of September 30, 2013 . Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide. Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm providing a range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. More information: morganstanley.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com ))


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