Morningstar Announces Nominees for Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2012

London - 9 March 2012

Morningstar UK, Ltd, a subsidiary of independent investment research firm Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), today announced the nominees for its third annual Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards.

The Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards draw from the expertise of Morningstar’s European fund analyst team and recognise a select number of fund managers in Europe who have demonstrated excellence in the past year and in their stewardship of fund
shareholder capital over the long term. The awards are presented in two distinct categories: Fund Manager of the Year: European Equity and Fund Manager of the Year: Global Equity.

Nominations for the awards are made by Morningstar’s European fund research team of 30 analysts located in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, and Norway. “The rigorous nomination and judging process brings together the very best analysis from Morningstar’s qualitative fund research team across Europe,” said Christopher Traulsen, CFA, director of fund research for Europe and Asia at Morningstar, and chair of the awards judging panel. “The resulting awards spotlight managers who have proven themselves not just during the past year and over the longer term, but also against a peer group that consists of the most talented fund managers across Europe.”

The nominees for the Morningstar European Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2012 are:

Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year: European Equity
Fabio Di Giansante, Pioneer Funds Euroland Equity
Charles Montanaro, Montanaro European Smaller Companies
Laurent Dobler and Arnaud Cosserat, Renaissance Europe


Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year: Global Equity
J. Kristoffer, C. Stensrud, Knut Harald Nilsson, Cathrine Gether, and Ross Porter, SKAGEN Kon-Tiki
Andrew Headley and Charles Richardson, Veritas Global Equity Income and Veritas Global Focus
Rajiv Jain, Vontobel Global Value Equity and Vontobel Emerging Markets Equity

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