William Harding has been named head of manager research for the Morningstar Investment Management division which provides investment consulting, retirement advice, and investment management services to institutions and advisors. Based in Chicago, Harding will be responsible for promoting best practices in investment manager research and selection. Harding joined Morningstar in 1999 as a mutual fund analyst and was named director of research for Morningstar Investment Services in 2006.

The Morningstar Investment Management division comprises the investment advisory subsidiaries of Morningstar Inc. which offers an extensive line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions.

-Kathy Lynch