Articles tagged "Morningstar"
Morningstar math shows annuity products are overkill for many affluent RIA clients because Social Security and portfolio planning render them redundant -- a reveal that annuity providers find to be pointy-headed nonsense
The out-of-the-blue report from the Chicago research giant claims that self-insurance does the job for the advised wealthy, especially backed by the federal safety net.
October 18, 2022 at 1:18 AM
Morningstar jumpstarts its star rating system with favorable self-review yet audit finds it misses the mark in bear markets, supporting claim of dubious predictive value cited by Wall Street Journal
The Chicago-based tracker assures investors that its ratings tilt odds in their favor though critics say it's more a gauge of momentum than scientific research.
August 31, 2022 at 5:08 AM
Morningstar downloads SMArtX--off-loads APL--to reload its stumbling TAMP to take on Envestnet-Orion for enterprises and RIAs
The Chicago giant sits on 180,000 largely unmonetized desktops thanks to its 'Work Station' and 'Office' software, but its RIA TAMP assets are meager after having no UMA to compete.
November 19, 2021 at 4:25 AM
Suddenly Vanguard, BlackRock, State Street not only have the assets but the power of ESG mandates, which make them a growing threat to shareholder democracy, critics say
A handful of super-charged fund managers control $34 trillion of assets and most of the ESG inflows, giving them 'carte blanche' to shape corporate policies.
July 28, 2021 at 10:35 PM
Morningstar plows ahead with ratings in $2.1-trillion model portfolio market --thanks, UBS and Merrill -- but not with its coveted star system
The Chicago investment tracker now rates 139 models, up from 76, on a five-tier scale from gold to negative.
April 8, 2021 at 2:11 AM
Despite just a 30-day window, 8,700 people comment -- most with scathing disapproval -- on DOL's efforts to outlaw ESG in 401(k) plans on behalf of mystery proponents
The Department of Labor good-is-bad rulemaking clashes with the take of most Americans in 2020, who don't buy its investing logic, legal theory or take on humanity.
August 20, 2020 at 10:32 PM
T. Rowe Price takes on the risk of its target date fund retirees outliving their savings -- by jacking up equity exposure even on the glide path
The Baltimore patriarch is using both actuarial and behavioral science as the basis for the contrarian move whose downside is accentuated as coronavirus gives the approach a rough start
March 2, 2020 at 6:13 PM
Jeff Mello is latest to join eMoney's talent exodus but CEO Ed O'Brien says it's healthy renewal at a firm that added several hundred people since Fidelity bought it
The ex-Goldman Sachs director of strategy and planning at eMoney joins a growing list of departures exacerbated, sources say, by Fidelity putting a wobbly performance reporting software project -- and staff -- on its plate
February 28, 2020 at 11:09 PM
New class of robos lay siege to 'antiquated' target-date-funds (TDF) market; even defender of the 401(k) citadel, Vanguard, sees handwriting on the wall
Fidelity, Ascensus, and Morningstar are all making 401(k) moves that could see automated advice replace the Vanguard-dominated TDF market but maybe Vanguard just woke up in time to cannibalize the market itself.
October 8, 2019 at 3:02 AM
After Orion, Fidelity and Envestnet paid big for planning software, Morningstar finesses a DIY planning hack for Workstation; Black Diamond is also trying finesse to counter the continuing planning software grab
The portfolio management giants spent a combined $800 million; Now Morningstar has Goal Bridge and SS&C assures it is keeping even in planning race
September 20, 2019 at 4:29 PM
Pete Giza and Damon Deru go for Holy Grail of portfolio rebalancing with software that shuffles stocks, bonds... and asset classes; Believe it?
The RedBlack and TradeWarrior executives see old systems as 'archaic' yet know that the Black Diamonds, Morningstars, Orions and Tamaracs see rebalancing as a loss leader
June 11, 2019 at 9:49 PM
Morningstar causes uproar with new study that upends everything RIAs assumed about retirement planning, and it all comes down to a number
In July, Morningstar published its latest retirement report, and its author David Blanchett poses tough questions, suggesting advisors risk “havoc” when predicting retirement. But the industry claims it's well prepared.
August 17, 2018 at 8:51 PM
Morningstar makes tough choice in shedding a 'fiduciary' division -- perhaps to avoid a conflict
Once primarily a 'research' firm, now more of a 'data' firm, the Chicago-based firm was discordant selling 15(c) board consulting services and sell data into the same market, say experts
January 9, 2018 at 8:44 PM
How Morningstar got in the last word after The Wall Street Journal dropped a year-in-the-making investigative piece on the fund tracker's head
Don Phillips used Chicago street talk and wielded research muscle to hit the Dow Jones newspaper high and low
December 19, 2017 at 8:12 PM
Publicly traded 'RIA' stocks are having a banner 2017
Wall Street is loving shares of Schwab, Envestnet, Morningstar and LPL