September 10, 2018

Morningstar Names Christian Mesenholl Head of Central Europe

ZURICH, 10th September 2018 -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced that Christian Mesenholl has been appointed Head of Central Europe, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Mesenholl, most recently heading Morningstar Switzerland and Benelux, will lead the company’s go-to-market strategy for Austria, Benelux, Germany, and Switzerland.

“Christian’s unique blend of product management, client service, and leadership experience makes him an excellent choice to head our growing business in central Europe,” said Danny Dunn, chief revenue officer at Morningstar. “We are excited to build on Christian’s nearly 30 years of wealth and asset management industry experience, further sharpening our offerings to help investors meet their financial goals.”

Based in Zurich, Mesenholl joined Morningstar in 2016 in a senior business development role for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Before joining Morningstar, he served on the Investment Services and Products team and as chief of staff to the CEO at Bank Julius Baer. Prior to that, he was global head of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds at Credit Suisse’s private banking division. He also led an international assignment in New York for Credit Suisse Asset Management.

“Our goal is to further expand our footprint in the region and build a brighter future for investors, “said Mesenholl.  

In Germany and Austria, Mesenholl succeeds Werner Hedrich, who will depart Morningstar in September after 14 successful years. Morningstar plans to hire a new Frankfurt office head, reporting to Mesenholl. 

“Werner and his team have done an excellent job growing our business in Germany and Austria. We are excited for Werner as he makes a career change and sincerely thank him for his contributions and leadership,” said Dunn.

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, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and institutional investors in the private capital markets. Morningstar provides data and research insights on a wide range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, private capital markets, and real-time global market data. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its investment advisory subsidiaries, with more than US$203 billion in assets under advisement and management as of June 30, 2018. The company has operations in 27 countries.

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