0001104659-13-013067.txt : 20130222 0001104659-13-013067.hdr.sgml : 20130222 20130222111636 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001104659-13-013067 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 497 PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 7 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130222 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130222 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20130222 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MORGAN STANLEY INSTITUTIONAL FUND TRUST CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000741375 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: PA FISCAL YEAR END: 0930 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 497 SEC ACT: 1933 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 002-89729 FILM NUMBER: 13633005 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: ONE TOWER BRIDGE STREET 2: 100 FRONT ST STE 1100 CITY: WEST CONSHOHOCKEN STATE: PA ZIP: 19428-0868 BUSINESS PHONE: 6109405065 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: PO BOX 868 CITY: WEST CONSHOHOCKEN STATE: PA ZIP: 19428-0868 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MAS FUNDS /MA/ DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19960724 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MAS FUNDS INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19931227 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MAS FUNDS DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930927 0000741375 S000004114 Core Plus Fixed Income Portfolio C000011537 Class P Shares MFXAX C000011538 Class I Shares MPFIX C000113788 Class H C000113789 Class L 0000741375 S000004118 Corporate Bond Portfolio C000011548 Class P Shares C000011549 Class I Shares MPFDX C000057346 Class H Shares C000065127 Class L Shares 0000741375 S000004119 Limited Duration Portfolio C000011550 Class I Shares MPLDX C000052876 Class P Shares C000113790 Class H C000113791 Class L 0000741375 S000004124 Global Strategist Portfolio C000011555 Class P Shares MBAAX C000011556 Class I Shares MPBAX C000113792 Class L MSDLX C000113793 Class H MSBHX 0000741375 S000004127 Mid Cap Growth Portfolio C000011562 Class P Shares MACGX C000011563 Class I Shares MPEGX C000113794 Class H C000113795 Class L 0000741375 S000005590 Core Fixed Income Portfolio C000015254 Class I Shares C000015255 Class P Shares C000113796 Class H C000113797 Class L 0000741375 S000035938 High Yield Portfolio C000110149 Class I C000110150 Class P C000110151 Class H C000110152 Class L 497 1 a12-27405_30497.htm 497

 

MORGAN STANLEY INSTITUTIONAL FUND TRUST

522 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10036

 

VIA EDGAR

 

February 22, 2013

 

Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Re:                             Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Trust

File Nos. 2-89729; 811-03980

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

On behalf of Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund Trust (“Registrant”), we hereby submit for filing pursuant to Rule 497(e) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, exhibits containing interactive data format risk/return summary information for the Registrant. These exhibits contain the risk/return summary information in the prospectus for the Registrant dated January 31, 2013. The purpose of this filing is to submit the XBRL information from the 497(e) filing dated January 31, 2013 for the Registrant.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 212.296.6982 (tel) or 212.404.4691 (fax).

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

/s/ Edward Meehan, Jr.

 

Edward Meehan, Jr.

 

Assistant Secretary

 

Enclosures

cc:  Stefanie V. Chang Yu, Esq.

 


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font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><font style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Arial, Helvetica;"><strong>Core Fixed Income Portfolio<br /> Core Plus Fixed Income Portfolio<br /> Corporate Bond Portfolio<br /> High Yield Portfolio<br /> Limited Duration Portfolio<br /> (collectively, the "Portfolios")</strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font> </p> The following tables replace the "Example" tables with respect to Class P and Class H shares only in each Portfolio's section of the Prospectus entitled "Portfolio Summary-Example:" 512 697 897 1474 487 672 873 1452 ~ http://morganstanley.com/20130131/role/ScheduleExpenseExampleTransposed20026 column dei_LegalEntityAxis compact ck0000741375_S000004119Member row primary compact * ~ Global Strategist Portfolio MBAAX MSBHX The first paragraph in the section of the Prospectus entitled "Portfolio Summary-Fees and Expenses" is hereby deleted and replaced with the following: <p style="margin:0pt 0pt 8pt 0pt;"> <font style="font-size:10pt; 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