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Brian Moriarty

Brian Moriarty is an associate director, fixed-income strategies, for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc.

Before assuming his current role in 2015, Moriarty was a client solutions consultant for Morningstar Office, a practice and portfolio management system for independent financial advisors. Before joining Morningstar in 2013, he was a research assistant for DePaul University's religious studies department.

Moriarty holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in Islamic world studies from DePaul University.


A Few Tips on TIPS
Here's a look at a couple of competitive offerings in the inflation-protected bond Morningstar Category.
The State of Low-Yielding Bond Funds
Fixed-income investors are between a rock and a hard place: accept low returns or add incremental return at the risk of significant losses.
An Excellent Pure-Play Inflation Hedge
Unlike other funds in its Morningstar Category, Gold-rated Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities provides pure exposure to inflation-hedging TIPS at a rock-bottom cost.