Multi-Asset Portfolio Solutions

Portfolio solutions for a complex world

What is MAPS?

MAPS is our latest evolution in managing your wealth. It is a series of professionally-managed, cost-effective investment portfolios with exposure to both domestic and global markets.

Each of our MAPS portfolios are designed to achieve consistent returns with lower volatility than investing in single asset classes, like Australian shares. This is achieved by delivering an actively-managed diversified portfolio that invests in Australian and international assets - including shares, listed property securities, fixed interest securities and cash.

How does MAPS work?

Morgan Stanley’s Investment Solutions team builds the MAPS portfolios by drawing on insights from our research team. The team builds on models published by our research team and makes them available through a Separately Managed Account (SMA) structure for you to easily access.

Within an SMA structure, your portfolio is professionally managed, however you retain direct beneficial ownership of each of the underlying assets.

When you choose a MAPS portfolio through an SMA structure, you effectively outsource all portfolio construction, implementation and administration responsibilities and you receive detailed reporting on a monthly basis.

The benefits of MAPS

Outstanding historical performance

Built on Morgan Stanley’s award-winning research

Broad diversification across asset classes

International exposure

Active risk management

Regular research insight

Full performance tax and reporting

Robust security selection

Access to national presentations

Lower volatility


How Morgan Stanley adds value to your portfolio

Our Investment Solutions team has a high level of conviction in the expertise of our Wealth Management Research team. Their investment philosophy is robust, flexible, built on leading insight and specifically aligned to the needs of Australian investors, with the overarching objective to optimise risk-adjusted returns through the cycle. Our research team believes there are several opportunities to add value during the investment process: appropriate asset allocation strategy, sensible active-passive decisions, quality manager selection and best practice portfolio construction and risk management.