Morningstar Names Head of Manager Research

September 1, 2011 ( - Morningstar, Inc. announced William Harding, CFA has been named Head of Manager Research for the Morningstar Investment Management division.

In this new position, Harding will be responsible for promoting best practices in investment manager research and selection. Previously, Harding was Director of Research for Morningstar Investment Services (MIS), a registered investment adviser within the Morningstar Investment Management division. Harding reports to Thomas Idzorek, Chief Investment Officer and Research Director for the Morningstar Investment Management division.  

According to the announcement, Harding joined Morningstar in 1999 as a Mutual Fund Analyst and was named Director of Research for MIS in 2006. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University in Chicago. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.