MMGPX: Morgan Stanley VIF Discovery I

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MMGPX Morgan Stanley VIF Discovery I


Profile

MMGPX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 68.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 26.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return N/A
  • Net Assets $230 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 49.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$21.94
$9.88
$21.94

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.11%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 101.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 68.1%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 35.8%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return N/A
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio -0.49%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Morgan Stanley Variable Insurance Fund, Inc. Discovery Portfolio
  • Fund Family Name
    Morgan Stanley
  • Inception Date
    Oct 18, 1999
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    No Load
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    David Cohen

Fund Description

The fund invests primarily in established and emerging companies, with capitalizations within the range of companies included in the Russell Midcap® Growth Index. It may invest up to 25% of the fund's net assets in foreign securities, including emerging market securities classified as American Depositary Receipts, Global Depositary Receipts, American Depositary Shares or Global Depositary Shares, foreign U.S. dollar-denominated securities.


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Performance

MMGPX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMGPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 68.1% -30.2% 1795.8% 0.35%
1 Yr 61.2% -69.6% 1832.3% 0.36%
3 Yr 26.0%* -46.0% 177.4% 0.77%
5 Yr N/A* -33.7% 18.8% 7.85%
10 Yr N/A* -16.4% 19.0% 20.52%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMGPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.8% -50.2% 44.9% 63.82%
2018 -11.5% -51.7% 9.2% 31.32%
2017 N/A -21.1% 36.0% N/A
2016 N/A -61.7% 40.3% N/A
2015 N/A -54.0% 12.2% N/A

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period MMGPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 68.1% -30.2% 1795.8% 0.35%
1 Yr 61.2% -69.6% 1832.3% 0.36%
3 Yr 35.8%* -41.7% 177.4% 0.58%
5 Yr N/A* -26.8% 21.0% 10.12%
10 Yr N/A* -9.3% 19.1% 29.87%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period MMGPX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2019 21.8% -50.2% 44.9% 63.82%
2018 10.9% -51.7% 12.2% 0.57%
2017 N/A -7.0% 39.4% N/A
2016 N/A -61.7% 40.3% N/A
2015 N/A -54.0% 12.2% N/A

NAV & Total Return History


Holdings

MMGPX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

MMGPX Category Low Category High MMGPX % Rank
Net Assets 230 M 766 K 32 B 72.28%
Number of Holdings 45 16 2547 85.44%
Net Assets in Top 10 73.3 M 207 K 5.98 B 70.35%
Weighting of Top 10 49.19% 7.0% 99.3% 6.14%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Shopify Inc A 5.78%
  2. Slack Technologies Inc Class A 5.49%
  3. DexCom Inc 5.32%
  4. Zoom Video Communications Inc 5.26%
  5. Veeva Systems Inc Class A 5.21%
  6. MongoDB Inc Class A 4.75%
  7. Coupa Software Inc 4.64%
  8. Okta Inc A 4.59%
  9. Spotify Technology SA 4.39%
  10. Square Inc A 3.76%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High MMGPX % Rank
Stocks
94.28% 88.42% 120.03% 93.33%
Other
3.40% -13.45% 7.25% 0.88%
Cash
2.33% -27.28% 13.48% 31.93%
Preferred Stocks
0.00% 0.00% 1.67% 34.04%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 0.25% 30.53%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.49% 31.23%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MMGPX % Rank
Technology
41.93% 0.00% 56.27% 1.40%
Communication Services
26.09% 0.00% 26.42% 1.23%
Healthcare
20.58% 0.00% 40.45% 37.54%
Consumer Cyclical
11.40% 0.24% 54.76% 61.58%
Utilities
0.00% 0.00% 7.01% 46.49%
Real Estate
0.00% 0.00% 20.39% 91.58%
Industrials
0.00% 0.00% 35.59% 98.77%
Financial Services
0.00% 0.00% 41.91% 98.95%
Energy
0.00% 0.00% 34.63% 61.93%
Consumer Defense
0.00% 0.00% 16.95% 87.54%
Basic Materials
0.00% 0.00% 18.77% 80.00%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High MMGPX % Rank
US
85.56% 80.29% 110.43% 92.46%
Non US
8.72% 0.00% 16.25% 15.09%

Expenses

MMGPX - Expenses

Operational Fees

MMGPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 1.11% 0.05% 27.43% 53.51%
Management Fee 0.75% 0.00% 1.50% 49.38%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee 0.08% 0.01% 0.40% 37.26%

Sales Fees

MMGPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

MMGPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

MMGPX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 101.00% 1.93% 385.00% 85.66%

Distributions

MMGPX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

MMGPX Category Low Category High MMGPX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 41.14% 30.70%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

MMGPX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Annually Annually

Net Income Ratio Analysis

MMGPX Category Low Category High MMGPX % Rank
Net Income Ratio -0.49% -2.56% 1.52% 64.12%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

MMGPX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History

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Fund Manager Analysis

MMGPX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

David Cohen


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2003

17.1

17.1%

Dave Cohen is an investor for the Counterpoint Global team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1993 and has 31 years of investment experience. Dave joined the team as an investor in 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Dave was a senior fund accountant at Alliance Capital. Previously, he was a fund accountant at Natwest and Wall Street Trust. Dave received a B.S. summa cum laude in management from Pace University.

Dennis Lynch


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Apr 30, 2003

17.1

17.1%

Dennis is the Head of the Counterpoint Global team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1998 and has 24 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a sell-side analyst for J.P. Morgan Securities. Dennis received a B.A. in political science from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. with honors in finance from Columbia University.

Sandeep (Sam) Chainani


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jun 30, 2004

15.93

15.9%

Sam Chainani is an investor for the Counterpoint Global team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 and has 23 years of investment experience. Sam joined the team as an investor in 2000. Previously, he was a strategy specialist for our Inception and Discovery strategies. Sam received a B.S. in management with a concentration in finance from Binghamton University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Alexander Norton


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jul 31, 2005

14.84

14.8%

Alexander Norton is an investor for the Counterpoint Global team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2000 and has 24 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was an associate in equity derivative sales and later an associate in equity research at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Previously, he was a bond broker with Cantor Fitzgerald. Alex received a B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School.

Jason Yeung


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2007

12.68

12.7%

Jason Yeung is an investor for the Counterpoint Global team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 and has 22 years of investment experience. Jason joined the team in 2004 as an investor. Previously, he was a member of the U.S. Research Group, working closely with the Counterpoint Global team. Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a senior research analyst at Ramius Capital Group. Previously, he was an equity research associate at Deutsche Bank. Jason received a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in international relations from Johns Hopkins University and an M. Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Armistead Nash


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Sep 30, 2008

11.67

11.7%

Armistead Nash is an investor for the Counterpoint Global team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2002 and has 19 years of investment experience. Armistead joined the team in 2004 as an investor. Previously, he was a member of the U.S. Research Group, working closely with the Counterpoint Global team. Prior to joining the firm, Armistead was an associate in investment product development at BlackRock Financial Management. Previously, he was a research analyst in high-yield research at KEA Capital. Armistead received a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Administration.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.08 33.43 8.19 0.25