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SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.
CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, is holding its second annual Individual Investor Conference on Saturday, March 23, 2013. This year's conference is free and open to all investors, and will be held entirely in a webcast format. The live, online event will gather top personal finance experts and Morningstar analysts for informative dialogue focused on retirement savings and setting financial goals.
Conference panelists will provide investors with strategies, tips, and trends that can be incorporated in their own portfolios on a number of relevant topics, including stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, dividends, macroeconomics, bond investing, Social Security, retirement income, global investing, and evaluating a portfolio.
"Our first conference was a success, and this year we wanted to continue the discussion on the most pressing issues facing investors today," Jason Stipp, editor of Morningstar.com, the company's website for investors, said. "We've made it even easier for investors to attend online, ask questions in real-time during the panel sessions, and gain insights from leading investment experts that they can put to use in their own portfolios and household financial plans."
The conference will kick off at 9 a.m. Central time with an overview of the economy, "Deciphering the Big Picture," with Charles K. Bobrinskoy, vice chairman and director of research, Ariel Investments; Bob Johnson, director of economic analysis, Morningstar; and Katherine Nixon, chief investment officer, personal financial services, Northern Trust. The panelists will break down their economic and market forecasts for 2013 and what it means for investors.
Other sessions will follow:
Registration to the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference is free and available at the following link: http://www.morningstar.com/conference.
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 individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. Morningstar provides data on approximately 416,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 9 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 has approximately $149 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Dec. 31, 2012. The company has operations in 27 countries.
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