Spurred on by the idea of providing intelligent investor tools, Joe Mansueto set up Morningstar in 1984 from a one-bedroom Chicago apartment. The first edition of The Mutual Fund Sourcebook gave rise to several products to assist individuals, financial consultants and institutions. Today, investors and entrepreneurs in 27 countries turn towards the company’s independent perspective to make investment decisions.
Morningstar has a major presence in the investment research arena across Northern America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The company helps investors reach financial goals with up-to-date information, analyses, services, tools, and other resources. It was recognized as one of the top 100 Chicago digital companies for three years running and has received a fund services award from Investment Week.
What makes Morningstar unique?
Morningstar has compiled data on nearly 473,000 stock market vehicles such as stocks and mutual funds. It provides real-time data on global markets exceeding 12 million equities and other instruments. The company’s investment management services division handles assets valued over $169 billion.