Morgan Stanley Releases Institutional Share Class

October 9, 2013 ( – Morgan Stanley Investment Management unveiled an institutional share class to improve transparency and lower fees for defined contribution (DC) plans and other institutional investment platforms.

By John Manganaro | October 09, 2013

The institutional shares have no distribution, shareholder service or sub-transfer agency payments, upping the transparency of investment management costs within a retirement plan. Designers intended the class primarily for use in retirement plans with more than $250 million in assets, but shares will be available to eligible investors who can meet an initial investment minimum of $10 million.

Investors can access 18 Morgan Stanley funds through institutional shares.