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Key Facts

  • Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, Pennsylvania and Mumbai.
  • Registered by the SEC as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO)
  • Morningstar Credit Ratings qualifies as a “Rating Agency” as defined by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) in its amended requirements for the Exemption From Certain Prohibited Transaction Restrictions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Acceptable Rating Organization

Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC is a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) that has earned a reputation for innovation and excellence. Our goal is to help institutional investors identify and understand credit risk. Our analytical approach stresses transparency of the ratings process, strong fundamental credit analysis, and comprehensive investor-focused reporting that provides a concise Morningstar perspective on credit risk.

Our ratings business currently covers commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), agency credit risk transfer securities (CRT), single-family rental securities (SFR), asset-backed securities (ABS), collateralized loan obligations (CLO), corporate and financial institution ratings and real estate investment trusts (REIT).

Our Mission

Morningstar’s mission is to create great products that help investors. We accomplish this by providing unbiased and trustworthy credit ratings and credit risk analysis.

How We Help Investors

Morningstar’s credit analysis helps investors make better-informed investment decisions. Our analysis is based on a thorough understanding of critical risk factors which allows our analysts to develop clear and concise opinions that focus investors on the credit risks that truly matter.

What We Provide Investors

Our knowledgeable analytical staff, investor relations team, and business development staff provides investors and issuers with comprehensive credit analysis, unprecedented responsiveness, and the highest level of customer service. We also provide investors with access to research and analytical services, data, and technology solutions.

Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC is a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Morningstar, Inc. 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 $200 billion in assets under advisement and management as of Dec. 31, 2016. The company has operations in 27 countries. Morningstar, Inc. is not an NRSRO and does not issue NRSRO credit ratings.

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