Morgan Stanley, Fidelity Connect For DC Product

October 24, 2001( - Morgan Stanley and Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company launched Morgan Stanley Retirement Connection, a retirement plan product for businesses with plan assets of $5 million or more.

Morgan Stanley Retirement Connection will provide businesses and their employees with retirement plan services, including online information and a self-directed brokerage option.

As part of this alliance, Morgan Stanley will provide investment management services through Morgan Stanley and Van Kampen fund families, as well as sales, marketing and employee education services.

The Fidelity Advisor Funds will also be offered as investment options within the new product.

The product, which uses the Fidelity Participant Recordkeeping System, will be available early next year through Morgan Stanley?s 13,500 Financial Advisors.