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Empowering informed investment decisions

Today, your clients expect you to be equipped with research, data and tools that support impartial advice. Adviser Research Centre provides easy access to Morningstar’s independent research, high-quality data and analytics, unparalleled market insight and client-friendly reports to help you empower your clients’ success.

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Make Confident Decisions

Back up recommendations with independent research and analysis built on premium global data.

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Differentiate Your Advice

Compare investments, evaluate client and model portfolios and produce client-friendly reports with our advanced tools.

Streamline Your Business

Substantiate your advice with research through financial planning software, including Morningstar’s AdviserLogic.

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What Adviser Research Centre Offers

Transparent and Independent Research

Empowering advisers with thought-provoking, independent research. Make suitable investment choices for investors with analyst-driven insights into funds, equities, ETFs, Hybrids, and LICs, along with a forward-looking perspective into how investments might behave in different market environments.

Morningstar Adviser Research Centre Transparent and Independent Research

Morningstar Adviser Research Centre Advanced Portfolio and Comparison Tools

Advanced Portfolio and Comparison Tools

Demonstrate your best-interest principles with our Investment Compare Tool, which presents fund and ETF options to your clients. Engage further by building a portfolio using the X-Ray Tool, accessing Morningstar’s global comprehensive database of full holdings, the ability to look through managed products providing aggregated portfolio statistics.

Timely Insights

Access timely market commentaries and thought leadership from Morningstar’s global team of analysts and behavioural scientists to ensure you're supporting your clients with the most up-to-date information.

Morningstar Adviser Research Centre Timely Insights

Morningstar Adviser Research Centre Cross-platform Integration

Cross-platform Integration

Integrated with the leading financial planning software—including AdviserLogic and XPLAN using a single sign-on for easier access to research reports.*

*Requires a Morningstar Research subscription.

Advanced ESG Research

Align client sustainability preferences with your investment recommendations, through Morningstar’s fund, portfolio, and company-level data and ratings, latest ESG research findings, and proprietary sustainability ratings.

Morningstar Adviser Research Centre Advanced ESG Research

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Get the most out of Adviser Research Centre

Empower your advice with Morningstar’s independent research solution, specifically designed for independent financial advisers.

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Present your models and portfolios with engaging and accessible tools.

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Address your compliance requirements with research on all investment types.

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Access performance and portfolio data and analyst commentary on our extensive database of investments.

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Utilise our team of friendly and responsive technical support specialists—available via email or phone.

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As an independent investment adviser I have found the services provided by the Morningstar Adviser Research Centre invaluable for me personally, my portfolio construction and for my investors. The Adviser Research Centre has been updated/improved on an ongoing basis to keep aligned with my requirements (re portfolio construction, background market research and regulatory perspectives) as my requirements have changed over the years – so that I can keep my investors fully informed at all times and construct/update portfolios that are most likely to meet their objectives. I have also been grateful for the extra support provided by Morningstar staff whenever I have had any questions or needed assistance.

Robert Wilson, Collinson & Co. Private Banking (New Zealand)
ARC client since 2012

I have been using the Morningstar ARC for some 5 years and found it to be a valuable resource tool for our practice. As the Chair of our investment committee, it is a handy tool to do research and present opinion, explore fund manager track records. Overall, it enables us to make informed decisions for our clients. The Investment Illustrator tool is very effective for analysis of a bespoke portfolio, particularly in the SMSF space. I would urge any adviser to explore the possibilities of ARC in their practice.

David Jackson, Rothgard Financial Partners
ARC client since 2013

I use Morningstar as a trusted source of research and advice around building model portfolios for our business. I find the team at Morningstar are very supportive and responsive to our business needs. Adviser Research Centre (ARC) is easy to use and an invaluable tool for the development and maintenance of our model investment portfolios.

David Kissane, Wealthpool Advisers P/L
ARC client since 2011

Morningstar's Adviser Research Centre is a fantastic resource, which I use on an almost daily basis, allowing me to add significant value to my clients. I regularly use the Morningstar-managed funds and ETF model portfolios with my clients, providing my business with an efficient means of portfolio construction. The reports and commentary in relation to the model portfolios are fantastic for engagement purposes and at client review time. I also find it handy to be able to provide my clients with an analysis of a particular equity they might hold.

Sam Simpson, Mortgage Choice Financial Planning
ARC client since 2016

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