MSIM cuts options strategy to lowest on record

Reduced positions coincide with declines in fund assets


Morgan Stanley Investment Management cut its bets on a weakened Chinese renminbi to their lowest level in recent years.

Regulatory filings show MSIM added only $21 million notional in new US dollar/offshore renminbi option positions in the fourth quarter, resulting in a net reduction of $7.9 billion notional on its books at the end of the period. The moves brought the positions closer to their historical level relative to the manager’s assets for the participating funds. In its most active

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