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Asian Private Banker Recognizes Morningstar as Best Market Intel Provider

HONG KONG, 8 February 2017—Asian Private Banker, a pan-Asian private bank-focused media outlet, has named Morningstar the winner in the “Best Market Intel Provider” category in its annual Technology Awards. Morningstar received the award for its extensive database and independent research capabilities.

The Asian Private Banker Technology Awards recognise innovative and practical vendors whose solutions are transforming the region's private banking and wealth management industry. This year, Asian Private Banker considered more than 100 submissions across 16 categories from over 50 financial technology firms with private banking technology offerings in Asia. More information about the awards program is available at http://asianprivatebanker.com/awards.

“We are honored to have won this award from the Asian Private Banker. We have always believed in the power of technology to help investors as they make decisions, either on their own or with the assistance of advisors and institutions,” Nick Cheung, Morningstar’s CEO in Asia, said. “This award recognized the depth, breadth, and quality of Morningstar’s global database, including a vast number of asset classes and real-time global market data. Our offerings allow clients the flexibility to personalize Morningstar’s ready-made tools or create custom solutions to seamlessly integrate into private banks’ existing technological infrastructure, which is valued through this recognition.”

Priyanka Boghani, Chairperson of the Judging Panel and Senior Reporter, Asian Private Banker, said, “Asia’s private banks depend on quality intelligence, and Morningstar has set itself apart from the competition with its extensive database of equity and fund data and independent research capabilities. We recognise Morningstar as the go-to provider of real-time pricing, corporate actions data, and historical data analysis in 2016.”

More information about Morningstar’s offerings is available at http://global.morningstar.com.

About Morningstar, Inc. and Morningstar Investment Management Asia Limited
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. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than USD$200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of 30 September 2016. The company has operations in 27 countries.

The investment research reports made available are provided by various Morningstar entities that are authorized and registered with the proper regulatory authority or are exempt from such registration. Morningstar Investment Management Asia Limited is authorized and regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to provide investment research and non-discretionary investment advisory services to professional investors only.

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