The Mutual Fund Search Tool allows you to look up mutual funds that Morgan Stanley offers to its clients by searching by fund name, fund family name, CUSIP or Symbol. The search tool will display the compensation that Morgan Stanley earns on such mutual funds when purchased by its clients.
Morgan Stanley can receive Commissions, Shareholder Servicing/12b-1 Fees and Payments from Other Service Providers with respect to both mutual fund positions custodied at Morgan Stanley through a Morgan Stanley account, and mutual fund positions custodied at a third party (including the fund company). Please note, however, that the following types of compensation will apply only if your mutual fund positions are custodied at Morgan Stanley through a Morgan Stanley account. If your mutual fund positions are custodied at a third party, Morgan Stanley will not be paid the following types of compensation:
More detailed descriptions of each type of compensation are included below.
Please also note that this tool does not provide real-time updates on current Mutual Fund offerings. Updates to our offerings and related compensation will be reflected within 60 days of when Morgan Stanley is aware of the change. Results with bold typeface in the initial search results window indicates that changes have been made (e.g., introduction of a new fund, change in compensation to an existing fund) within the last 60 days.
Since notification of any Mutual Fund related changes will not be communicated to you on a regular basis, you must access this information through visiting this search tool.
Please note that if in conducting your search on the Mutual Fund Search Tool a particular fund and/or CUSIP is not returned in the search result, please refer to and review the prospectuses and other disclosure documents for the particular mutual fund(s) for more details on fees, charges and expenses.
Should you have any specific questions or requests, please reach out to your Financial Advisor or call the Morgan Stanley Client Support line at 866-227-7273.
Morgan Stanley receives a commission for each Morgan Stanley mutual fund sale. The commission is paid by the mutual fund's distributor to Morgan Stanley pursuant to a dealer agreement and the terms of the fund's prospectus. The commission provides compensation to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney for activities that result in the sale of a mutual fund. Commissions vary by fund company, fund category or classification, share class purchased and the transaction amount/breakpoint at which the purchase qualifies (when applicable). The online Mutual Fund Search Tool categorizes commissions as Commissions Earned for A-Class Shares, Commissions Earned for B-Class Shares, and Commissions Earned for C-Class Shares.
The mutual fund's distributor pays Morgan Stanley a shareholder servicing/12b-1 fee for providing ongoing services to mutual fund clients, including maintenance of client accounts, responding to client inquiries and providing information about their investments. Shareholder servicing/12b-1 fees are paid by the mutual fund's distributor to Morgan Stanley pursuant to a dealer agreement and the terms of the fund's prospectus. The amount of the shareholder servicing/12b-1 fee will vary primarily based on the share class purchased.
Morgan Stanley receives compensation from funds or their affiliated service providers for providing certain recordkeeping and related services to the funds pursuant to an administrative services agreement.
We generally conduct mutual fund transactions with a fund family on an omnibus basis (e.g., we consolidate all of our clients' trades into one daily trade with the fund, and maintain all transaction level data for our clients on behalf of the funds) and perform substantially all of the transactional activities and services that would otherwise be performed by the funds. For providing these services, the funds or their affiliated service providers pay Morgan Stanley sub-accounting fees on either a per position per year basis or a specific percentage payable on fund assets held by our clients per year.
For those fund families for which we do not conduct mutual fund transactions on an omnibus basis, we trade with the funds on a networked basis whereby we still perform substantial recordkeeping and related services that would otherwise be performed by the funds. When Morgan Stanley transacts mutual funds trades on a networked basis, we submit a separate trade for each individual client trade to the fund, and therefore only maintain certain elements of the fund's shareholder information. For providing these services, the funds or their affiliated service providers pay Morgan Stanley a networking fee on a per position per year basis.
Morgan Stanley receives revenue sharing payments (also known as "mutual fund support fees") from each fund family's distributor or investment advisor(s) pursuant to a mutual fund support fee agreement. The mutual fund companies pay the mutual fund support fee to Morgan Stanley in exchange for inclusion of their funds in Morgan Stanley's retail distribution channels and related mutual fund sales infrastructure.
Morgan Stanley may be reimbursed by fund families, their affiliates or other service providers to offset expenses incurred by Morgan Stanley for internal sales events and training programs, as well as client seminars, conferences and meetings held in the normal course of business. Please refer to the Qualified Retirement Plan Disclosure Document sections entitled "Additional Compensation to Morgan Stanley ("Held Away" Assets versions only)" and "Payments from Other Service Providers" for additional information.