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SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Analysts from Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, and other top personal finance experts will help investors create and implement a better investment plan on Saturday, March 22, 2014, during the company's annual online conference for individual investors. The conference is a webcast that will be available on Morningstar.com®, the company's investor website, at no cost to registered participants.
"Last year's conference was well attended, with more than 4,300 individuals tuning in. This year, we've prepared another agenda of practical, engaging sessions to help investors navigate today's challenges," Jason Stipp, editor of Morningstar.com, said. "Attendees will hear from leading investment experts about macroeconomic concerns, opportunities in today's market, health-care costs, stock investing, index funds, portfolio allocation in retirement, and more. We'll share insights and concrete steps investors can take to feel more confident in their ability to reach their financial goals. Throughout the conference, viewers will be able to submit questions and get answers in real time."
The conference will kick off at 9 a.m. Central Time with an overview of today's market and economy. "Put the Big Picture in Perspective" will feature Bob Johnson, director of economic analysis, Morningstar, and Heidi Richardson, managing director and global investment strategist, BlackRock. The session will help investors put today's macroeconomic headlines in context, isolate the world's trouble spots, set realistic expectations for economic growth, and maintain a long-term perspective.
Other sessions will follow:
Registration for the Morningstar Individual Investor Conference is free; please visit 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 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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