Morningstar Direct Index Portfolios are offered by subsidiaries of Morningstar, Inc. that are licensed to provide advisory or advisory services in the applicable jurisdiction. In the United States, these are Morningstar Investment Services LLC or Morningstar Investment Management LLC, two registered investment advisors. Morningstar Investment Management supervises and maintains direct index portfolios on behalf of Morningstar Investment Services. In the United States, direct index portfolios are intended for citizens or individuals legally resident in the United States or its territories and may only be offered by a registered investment advisor or representative of the investment advisor. For more information about Morningstar Direct Indexing, see go.morningstar.com/directindexing. The company operates in 29 countries. For more information, see www.morningstar.com/company. Follow Morningstar on Twitter @MorningstarInc. Morningstar offers investment advisors a single, cloud-based, end-to-end platform known as the Morningstar Office Cloud. The software allows financial advisors to manage their practice, access data and research, analyze investments and communicate with investors.  In April 2020, Morningstar announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Sustainalytics, a research and rating firm focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspectives.
 In October 2017, the Wall Street Journal published a front-page article criticizing Morningstar`s influence and questioning the predictive power of the company`s rating system.  In response, Morningstar provided quantitative analysis showing that higher-rated funds outperform lower-rated funds, but cautioned against using ratings as a final indicator of future performance.   Through its Investment Management subsidiary, Morningstar currently has more than $244 billion in assets.  By using this website, you consent to security monitoring and auditing. For security reasons and to ensure that the public service remains accessible to users, this government computer system uses network traffic monitoring programs to identify unauthorized attempts, upload or modify information, or otherwise cause damage, including attempts to deny service to users. Direct indexing allows advisors to build a portfolio that effectively tracks a broad index and typically buys all or part of the index holdings. This approach makes direct ownership of the underlying securities convenient for more people, allowing them to customize their holdings according to their preferences and select additional services such as tax loss recovery, tax batch visualization and holding period management. Direct Indexing is one of the first major product launches of Morningstar Wealth, a new group that combines the managed portfolios of Morningstar`s Investment Management Group, Morningstar Officesm portfolio management software, investment data aggregator ByAllAccounts® and the experience of individual investors in Morningstar.com®. Morningstar Wealth Management plans to introduce additional features and capabilities for advisors and businesses over the next year. Media Contact: Scott Gilmore Morningstar Wealth 773-664-9829 [email protected] 1 Discover the product preferences of today`s advisors,” Broadridge Financial Services, September 2021.2 “Enhancing the Client Experience: Customization with Direct Indexing,” Cerulli Associates, August 2021.
Morningstar offers a wide range of products and services to retail and institutional investors. As of February 2015, Joe Mansueto held approximately 55% of Morningstar`s outstanding shares.  Please report your traffic by updating your user agent to include company-specific information. Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The firm offers a wide range of products and services to retail investors, financial advisors, asset managers and owners, pension plan providers and sponsors, as well as institutional investors in the bond and private equity markets. Morningstar provides data and research information on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, public companies, private capital markets, debt and real-time data on global markets. Morningstar also provides investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with approximately $239 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2022. “Advisors are looking for ways to engage clients in new investment opportunities, especially those that allow for personalization. Morningstar Direct Indexing leverages Morningstar`s strengths to enable advisors to collaborate with their clients in new and collaborative ways. Together, they can intuitively and efficiently adjust portfolios in a variety of ways and gain visibility into the impact of these decisions,” said Daniel Needham, President, Morningstar Wealth Management.
“This is the latest way Morningstar innovates, guided by our mission to drive investor success.” On May 29, 2019, Morningstar publicly announced its intention to significantly expand the scope and scope of its credit rating business through a $669 million acquisition of DBRS.  Morningstar is considered to be a top performer in the investment management industry, and the firm`s ratings and recommendations often affect a fund`s assets under management. The company`s “star” ratings are often used by fund managers in marketing materials, and positive star ratings lend credibility to a fund`s strategy. Morningstar analysts and data are frequently quoted in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Sustainalytics is a research, rating and analysis company for environmental, social, governance and corporate governance. Morningstar acquired Sustainalytics in 2020. Sustainalytics provides ESG scores for companies assessed within global industry peer groups and tracks and categorizes controversial ESG-related incidents on companies. Morningstar uses Sustainalytics` enterprise-level ESG analysis to calculate ratings for managed products and indices using Morningstar`s portfolio inventory database. Morningstar`s IPO took place on September 3.
It was held in May 2005 with 7,612,500 shares at $18.50 each.  The way Morningstar went public is remarkable. They decided to follow in Google`s footsteps and use the OpenIPO method instead of the traditional method. This allowed individual investors to make an offer on the share price and gave all investors equal access. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on our current expectations regarding future events or future financial results. By their nature, forward-looking statements relate to matters that are uncertain to varying degrees and often include words such as “may,” “could,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continues.” These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause events we discuss not to occur or differ materially from our expectations. operations, including data concentration and development work at our offshore facilities in China and India; our debt could negatively impact our cash flow and financial flexibility; and failure to protect our intellectual property rights or claims of infringement against us.