Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) and iCapital have expanded their US partnership to provide more banks and wealth managers globally with access to a suite of private markets funds managed by MSIM.
iCapital’s technology platform and solutions have effectively and efficiently diminished the historical barriers that wealth managers and their clients have faced when investing in private markets by automating the subscription, administration, operational and reporting processes for the life of the investment. iCapital also provides a full suite of research, due diligence and educational materials to advisors and investors.
Morgan Stanley is a long-standing strategic investor and partner of iCapital, and this development is a testament to the success of the relationship. It follows an existing strategic relationship through Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in the US, for which iCapital provides alternative investment feeder fund services.
Private markets investments have the potential to generate higher returns and provide diversification benefits to investors as they seek to access relatively untapped opportunities. Historically reserved to institutional investors, their increased accessibility allows banks and wealth managers to gain exposure to high-growth alternative asset classes such as private equity and private credit.