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Frannie Besztery

Head of Direct

Frannie Besztery

Frannie Besztery is head of Morningstar Direct, responsible for the global strategy of the flagship Morningstar Direct & Reporting software suite, including sales, product development, research, commercialization, and go-to-market. 

Besztery joined Morningstar in 1993 as a data analyst and assumed ascending leadership positions across the firm. Her Morningstar career includes roles focused on building out Morningstar’s online data presence and advancing Morningstar’s global expansion, including product development and data acquisitions. In 2009, she integrated the firm’s domestic and international data teams into a single global function.

As head of global data, a role she held through 2020, Besztery led a more-than-1,400-person operations function across 27 global offices, made up of database managers, content and methodology specialists, project managers and data analysts responsible for collecting comprehensive, high-quality managed investment, equity and fixed-income data as well as partnering with research and commercial teams around the world to implement new methodologies and expand data coverage.

Besztery holds a bachelor’s degree in math and finance from Saint Mary’s College and a masters in business administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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