Morningstar Adds New Strategies to Managed Portfolios Program

September 16, 2011 ( – Morningstar Investment Services, Inc. (MIS) introduced a suite of new strategies to Morningstar Managed Portfolios, a fee-based discretionary investment management program offered exclusively through financial advisers. 

The strategies, which include active/passive, momentum ETF, and global tactical ETF portfolios, tap methodologies developed by Ibbotson Associates. MIS and Ibbotson are registered investment advisers within Morningstar’s Investment Management division. The portfolios include Active/Passive Portfolios, Momentum EFT Portfolios, and Global Tactical ETF Portfolio.

“These new portfolios leverage the best ideas and latest research from across Morningstar’s Investment Management division,” said Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer and Research Director for the Morningstar Investment Management division, in a press release. “All three new strategies start with robust Ibbotson asset allocations and then attempt to add additional value through active-risk budgeting or tactical modeling to exploit the momentum anomaly or momentum and mean reversion patterns.”

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