Manager Research Analyst

Chicago, Illinois (US)
Commensurate with Experience
11 Nov 2021
11 Dec 2021
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The Role

As a manager research analyst, your objective and independent research on funds and other investment vehicles will help individuals, intermediaries, and institutional investor make better investment decisions, which is Morningstar’s primary mission. The position requires a real passion for investing along with strong analytical, presentational and writing skills.  In this role, you will research and rate funds and other investment vehicles such as separately managed accounts, while also developing broader investment expertise that contributes to the team’s thought leadership. You will work within one of our asset class teams: equity, fixed income, multi-asset, or alternatives. The position is based in our Chicago office. 


  • Develop clear opinions to support forward-looking ratings on funds and other investment vehicles based on research that focuses on the funds’ management team, strategy, parent company, performance and expenses.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis using our databases, monitoring regulatory information, interviewing portfolio managers, and leading on-site due diligence visits of asset-management firms.
  • Monitor important developments in the fund industry, markets, and the broader economy.
  • Develop expertise in various asset classes, asset management firms, and the overall industry.
  • Author analytical research reports, articles, and industry studies.
  • Discuss ratings and reports with external institutional clients and internal investment management group.
  • Represent Morningstar by speaking to media, conferences, industry associations and regulators.


  • A bachelor's degree is required; a graduate degree and/or Chartered Financial Analyst® designation (or interest in pursuing one or the other) is preferred.
  • Passion for investing and for helping investors make better investment decisions.
  • Excellent analytical, writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work at times independently, and at other times within a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in equities, fixed income, multi-asset class, or alternatives is desirable.

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