LONDON, 13th February 2014—Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the nominees for its fifth annual Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards. Morningstar’s European Fund Manager of the Year Awards draw upon the qualitative analysis of the company’s 30-member European fund research team to recognise the best fund managers. The awards are presented in three categories: Fund Manager of the Year: European Equity; Fund Manager of the Year: Global Equity; and Fund Manager of the Year: European Fixed-Income.“Our awards commend those managers who have not only demonstrated excellence in the past year, but who have consistently delivered for shareholders over the long term,
” Christopher Traulsen, CFA, director of European fund research for Morningstar, said. “These awards are a culmination of our analysts’ work researching more than 1,400 fund offerings available to investors across Europe, and identify the best managers whom we believe stand out amongst their peers.” The nominees for the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2014 are: Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year: European EquityFund Manager, Fund(s), Morningstar Analyst RatingIsabel Levy, Metropole Sélection, SilverTim Stevenson, Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity, SilverNicolas Walewski, Alken European Opportunities, SilverMorningstar Fund Manager of the Year: Global EquityFund Manager, Fund(s), Morningstar Analyst RatingStuart Rhodes, MandG Global Dividend, SilverJ. Kristoffer C. Stensrud and Team, Skagen Kon-Tiki, GoldVincent Strauss and Wojciech Stanislawski, Comgest Growth Emerging Markets, Magellan GoldMorningstar Fund Manager of the Year: European Fixed-Income Fund Manager, Fund(s), Morningstar Analyst RatingRichard Klijnstra and Team, Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit, Silver Michael Krautzberger, BGF Euro Bond, Gold Mikael Lundström, Evli Corporate Bond; Evli European High Yield, Bronze Nominations for a Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award are made by Morningstar’s European fund research team consisting of fund analysts based in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, and Norway. To qualify for the award, nominated funds must be Morningstar Medalists--a fund that has garnered a Morningstar Analyst Rating™ of Gold, Silver, or Bronze. A fund manager may be nominated for a fund domiciled anywhere in Europe. For more information about Morningstar’s Analyst Rating methodology, please visit: click here.The winners of the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2014 will be announced on Thursday, 27 March 2014.Notes to Editors:The Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year awards reception will follow Day 1 of the Morningstar Investment Conference Europe for institutional investors. For more information about the Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year Awards and the Morningstar Investment Conference Europe, please visit: click here. Conference updates will also be available on Twitter through the hashtag #MICEU.The Morningstar Analyst Rating represents Morningstar analysts’ opinion of a fund’s relative investment merit. The rating is a forward-looking measure and identifies the analyst team’s conviction in a fund’s long-term performance prospects relative to a relevant Pan-European and Asian peer group. The Morningstar Analyst Rating scale is Gold, Silver, Bronze, Neutral, and Negative.Analyst Ratings are subjective in nature and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. Analyst Ratings are based on Morningstar’s current expectations about future events and therefore involve unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Morningstar’s expectations not to occur or to differ significantly from what was expected. Morningstar does not represent its Analyst Ratings to be guarantees nor should they be viewed as an assessment of a fund’s or the fund’s underlying securities’ creditworthiness. The references above should not be considered a solicitation by Morningstar to buy securities.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 approximately 446,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 10 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 registered investment advisor subsidiaries and had approximately $159 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Dec. 31, 2013. The company has operations in 27 countries.
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