CHICAGO, Feb 06, 2002 Morningstar, Inc., a global investment research firm, today launched a Variable Annuity Center and a Variable Life/Universal Life Center on MorningstarAdvisor.com, the firm's Web site for financial professionals.
"MorningstarAdvisor.com houses several 'centers' that provide advisors with a fast and convenient way to access helpful editorial content and investment information," said Chris Boruff, president of Morningstar's advisor business. "The Variable Annuity and Life Centers provide advisors with valuable information and insight that allows them to evaluate and research different policies and subaccounts more effectively."
The VA and VL/VUL Centers contain sortable databases of performance, risk, and fee information at the subaccount and policy level for more than 260 VL/VUL and 510 VA policies. In addition to policy and subaccount information, they also offer articles about insurance-related topics. All the information advisors need to quickly reference variable insurance products is now available in one centralized area.
Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm. Morningstar supplies a variety of products and services to professional investment advisors, including Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM, Morningstar® Principia® Pro investment management software, Morningstar Mutual Funds, the annual Morningstar Investment Conference, and the Morningstar Professional Education Series.
Morningstar's Web site for advisors, MorningstarAdvisor.comSM (http://www.advisor.morningstar.com), was launched in mid-2000 and currently has more than 70,000 registered users. MorningstarAdvisor.com offers Morningstar Reports on more than 40,000 stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and variable/annuity subaccounts.