Morningstar Chronicles AI Quest to Replicate Analyst Ratings

With the fund industry growing at exponential rates, Morningstar turned to disruptive technologies to keep pace and ensure it could deliver sufficient coverage without compromising the processes used by its human analysts. Max Bowie chronicles the five…

Trendrating Releases Momentum Analytics Platform Version 1.0

Switzerland-based Trendrating, a provider of price trend and momentum ratings for equities, exchange-traded funds, indexes and currencies, has launched version 1.0 of its Momentum Analytics platform, which enables asset managers to identify price trends…

New Constructs Revises Mutual Fund, ETF Rankings

New Constructs, a Nashville, Tenn.-based provider of independent research and stock recommendations based on analysis of footnotes in financial statements, has revamped the way it rates mutual funds and exchange-traded funds to deliver more value to…

Morningstar Puts CMBS Ratings on Bloomberg Terminals

Chicago-based data and investment research provider Morningstar's credit ratings arm has begun providing commercial mortgage-backed securities ratings via Bloomberg's Professional terminal, to meet growing investor demand for broader distribution of its…

Morningstar Unveils UK Passive Funds Analyst Ratings

Chicago-based data and investment research provider Morningstar's UK subsidiary has launched a proprietary set of analyst ratings for passive funds, initially covering 25 of the most popular index funds in the UK.

Credit Benchmark Readies Launch for 2014

London-based startup consensus credit ratings provider Credit Benchmark has begun its proof-of-concept phase with an undisclosed number of contributing banks, ahead of a full production launch scheduled for early next year.

Max Bowie: Will Ratings Rethink Restore Credit Confidence?

Rightly or wrongly, credit rating agencies are often blamed for the financial crisis. But with new stricter rules for rating agencies now in force, Max says why not rethink the entire issue of regulating ratings, and give them the same status as any…

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