Business News Network anchor Catherine Murray to host award dinner; Jim
Cuddy of Blue Rodeo to perform
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Morningstar Research Inc., a Canadian
subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), will host its annual
Morningstar® Awards gala on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at the Fairmont
Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The Morningstar Awards are designed to
help investors identify the country's most exceptional funds and fund
managers for the previous year.
Morningstar Awards are announced throughout the year around the world,
honouring managers who have added the most value for investors. Fund
and fund group nominees are selected based on sound quantitative
methodologies that emphasize outperformance over one-, three-, and
The analyst-driven Fund Manager of the Year awards recognize managers
who have not only achieved impressive risk-adjusted returns, but have
also been strong stewards of shareholder capital over the long term.
Morningstar has continued the expansion of the ETF awards line-up this
year with the addition of the Best Specialty ETF Award. For the
complete 2013 awards line-up, please visit www.investmentawards.com/awards.
"The Morningstar Awards recognize the best thinking from across Canada's
fund research community. We convene a jury of experienced analysts who
consider consistency and strength of management and its process, in
addition to short- and long-term performance, to choose top funds in
their respective categories," Christopher Davis, director of fund
analysis for Morningstar Canada, said. "Jurors select nominees and
finalists independently, which helps ensure high-quality, unbiased
results. Investors need to do their own homework, of course, but they
should regard finalists and the ultimate winners as among the best
funds and fund companies in the country."
Catherine Murray, co-host of Business News Network's Market Sense and anchor of Canada's leading newscast, The Business News, will host the awards dinner. The evening will start with a networking
cocktail reception, followed by the awards dinner and an after-party.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items at live and
silent auctions, proceeds of which will go to charitable beneficiary
MusiCounts. Auction items will include a Blue Rodeo concert package and
an Air Canada Centre Maple Leafs alumni experience. Guests will also
enjoy a special performance by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, a 13-time JUNO
Award winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee.
MusiCounts is a Canadian music-education charity associated with The
Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization
behind the nationally televised JUNO Awards. MusiCounts' mission is to
provide students with access to comprehensive music programs in
Canadian schools. For the fourth year in a row, the proceeds from all
submission-based awards will be donated to MusiCounts.
The Morningstar Awards gala attracts more than 500 guests annually.
Individual tickets are $359 plus HST and range from $3,500-$4,500 plus
HST for a table of 10. Full event details, including online ticket
sales, are available at www.investmentawards.com.
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
437,000 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 has approximately $176
billion in assets under advisement or management as of Sept. 30, 2013.
The company has operations in 27 countries.
©2013 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved.
SOURCE: Morningstar Research Inc.
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