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Morningstar Adds to Investment Management Group with Appointment of Gavin Corr

LONDON, 14th December 2016—Morningstar Investment Management Europe Ltd, part of the Morningstar Investment Management group, has appointed Gavin Corr to the role of Director, responsible for key client relationships for the company’s investment management business in the UK and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

Corr has over 25 years of financial services experience, managing high-profile and highly rated institutional pension funds, in addition to retail unit trusts and U.S.-based mutual funds. Before joining Morningstar, he held several senior investment positions both as an equity fund manager with a focus on pan-European equities and as a member of various asset allocation committees. Corr also served as Managing Director, Pan-European Equities for BlackRock Investment Management, as Senior Fund Manager at Aviva Investors, and Chief Investment Director, European Equities, for American Express Asset Management. Most recently, he was a non-Executive Director and asset allocation committee member at Broadstone Wealth Management.

“Gavin’s significant exposure to a range of investment strategies is an excellent fit for our investment management offerings and further strengthens our team’s core capabilities in asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio construction,” Ruli Viljoen, Head of Manager Selection for Morningstar Investment Management Europe, said. “He has managed money through a number of investment cycles and will make key contributions to our work in respect to asset allocation. Gavin is superbly placed to bring excellence in his support of our clients in the region, and we are pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Morningstar’s 20-strong EMEA investment team works with advisers and professional investors in the UK and EMEA region to deliver market-leading investment solutions supported by Morningstar’s research-driven asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio construction capabilities. In 2013, the company launched Morningstar Managed Portfolios™, its discretionary investment management offering for UK investors.

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About the Morningstar Investment Management Group
The Morningstar Investment Management group, through its investment advisory units, creates investment solutions that combine award-winning research and global resources with proprietary Morningstar data. With more than USD$200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of 30 September, 2016, it provides comprehensive retirement, investment advisory, and portfolio management services for financial institutions, plan sponsors, and advisers around the world.

About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. Morningstar provides data on nearly 540,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on approximately 18.5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. The company has operations in 27 countries.

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