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Morningstar has launched analyst-driven Qualitative Ratings for European & Asian funds

Christopher J. Traulsen, CFA 21 January, 2009 | 9:54AM
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Today, we are launching two groundbreaking new tools to help fund investors and their advisers: The Morningstar® Fund Research Report and the Morningstar Qualitative RatingTM for funds.

The Report and Rating are in-depth and transparent, and most importantly, they are also completely independent: Morningstar does not seek or accept payment from fund houses for issuing ratings or reports on funds. We have always believed investors have the right to unbiased research conducted solely on their behalf, and that need is never more apparent than now. With uncertainty roiling global markets, we believe it's paramount that investors and advisers have access to objective research they can trust.

Our independence makes a real difference:

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Christopher J. Traulsen, CFA  is director of fund research, Europe and Asia, Morningstar.