Morningstar Plans New Ratings

Chicago-based data and investment research provider Morningstar plans to launch analyst-generated ratings for funds and a uniform approach for global fund research reports, covering the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand in the fourth quarter.

The new forward-looking analyst ratings—which will be based on key factors contributing to company performance, including people, process, parent, performance and price—will replace regional analyst ratings, including Morningstar’s “Analys