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Your one-stop-shop for information on managed accounts powered by Morningstar Investment Management LLC. We provide our independent research, marketing materials, and more to train your internal teams and drive education and adoption for plan sponsors and participants.




Product


One-sheet 867 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Social Security Optimization


Explains the key benefits of the feature and the value to participants.

Feature Guide 897 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Social Security Optimization


Provides a detailed overview of the feature, where to access it within Morningstar Retirement Manager, and what it looks like.

FAQ 142 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Social Security Optimization


Covers common questions participants may have about the feature.

Talking Points 120 KB

Audience:
Internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Social Security Optimization


Provides the key benefits of the feature, why plan sponsors and participants should care about it, and who it is available to.

One-sheet 509 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Income Secure


Explains the feature and the value to participants.

FAQ 190 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Income Secure


Covers common questions participants may have about the feature.

FAQ 190 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Income Secure


Covers common questions plan sponsors may have about the feature.

Talking Points 120 KB

Audience:
Internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Income Secure


Explains the feature, why plan sponsors and participants should care about it, and who it is available to.

FAQ 108 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Guidance on Outside Accounts


Covers common questions participants may have about the feature.

Updated March 2021.

FAQ 170 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Guidance on Outside Accounts


Covers common questions plan sponsors may have about the feature.

Updated March 2021.

Talking Points 139 KB

Audience:
Internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Guidance on Outside Accounts


Explains the feature, why plan sponsors and participants should care about it, and who it is available to.

Updated March 2021.

One-sheet 322 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Morningstar® ByAllAccounts®


One sheet outlining key features, why clients should care, and who this is available for.

Updated April 2021.

FAQ 148 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Morningstar® ByAllAccounts®


Covers common questions participants may have about the feature.

Updated April 2021.

FAQ 209 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Morningstar® ByAllAccounts®


Covers common questions plan sponsors may have about the feature.

Updated April 2021.

Talking Points 121 KB

Audience:
Internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Morningstar® ByAllAccounts®


Explains the feature, why plan sponsors and participants should care about it, and who it is available to.

Updated April 2021.

Presentation 2.5 MB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Morningstar® ByAllAccounts®


PowerPoint slide (with disclosures) highlighting key features, including screenshot of the user interface, that can be shared with participants.

Updated April 2021.

Presentation 2.5 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors and internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Morningstar® ByAllAccounts®


PowerPoint slide (with disclosures) highlighting key features, including screenshot of the user interface, that can be added to internal training decks and sales decks.

Updated April 2021.

One-sheet 547 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
HSAs as Outside Accounts


One sheet outlining key features of the capability, why clients should care, and who this is available for.

Updated April 2021.

FAQ 145 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
HSAs as Outside Accounts


Covers common questions participants may have about the feature.

Updated April 2021.

FAQ 208 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
HSAs as Outside Accounts


Covers common questions plan sponsors may have about the feature.

Updated April 2021.

Talking Points 560 KB

Audience:
Internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
HSAs as Outside Accounts


Explains the feature, why plan sponsors and participants should care about it, and who it is available to.

Updated April 2021.

Presentation 162 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
HSAs as Outside Accounts


PowerPoint slide (with disclosures) highlighting key features, including screenshot of the user interface, that can be shared with participants.

Updated April 2021.

Presentation 162 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors and internal teams

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
HSAs as Outside Accounts

PowerPoint slide (with disclosures) highlighting key features, including screenshot of the user interface, that can be added to internal training decks and sales decks.

Updated April 2021.




Marketing


One-sheet 910 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

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Introducing managed accounts

Key topic:
Value of managed accounts

Overview of the key features of our managed accounts service. Great as a first introduction to the service.

Guide 405 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Introducing managed accounts

Key topic:
Value of managed accounts

Covers the basics and potential benefits of managed accounts. Great as a first introduction to the service and how it differs from target-date funds.

Presentation 5 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Presale meeting

Key topic:
Value of managed accounts

Introduction to Morningstar Investment Management and our managed accounts service: who we are, what we do, how our service can help participants, and how it works.

Use only when co-presenting with a Morningstar Investment Management LLC Regional Sales Director.

Brochure 2.7 MB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Educational and informative piece about managed accounts

Explains the key features of our managed accounts service and its potential impact on participants' retirement goals. Great as a first introduction to the service.

Note: Two formats will download—one for digital use and one setup for print.

FAQ 130 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Frequently asked questions about managed accounts

Great as a leave-behind after meeting with participants. Answers the top questions our team receives when meeting with participants. Can also be provided to plan sponsors to post on their company intranet.

Guide 110 KB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Managed accounts methodology

Explains how our advice methodology works to create a personalized retirement plan for participants. Can also be provided to plan sponsors to post on their company intranet.




Research


Research Paper 2 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Managed accounts research


Explores the impact managed accounts can have on participants’ savings and investing habits based on whether they’re on track to retire and how they built their own portfolios before entering a managed accounts service.

This research is only intended for the plan sponsor audience. It can't be shared with participants.

Summary 1 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
The impact of having professional, personalized retirement advice


Summary of our "The Impact of Managed Accounts" research paper.

This summary is only intended for the plan sponsor audience. It can't be shared with participants.

Presentation 2 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Potential impact of managed accounts on retirement outcomes


Provides a brief overview of the full research and illustrates the main findings of our study.

This presentation is only intended for the plan sponsor audience. It can't be shared with participants.

Video 40 MB

Audience:
Participants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
The impact of having professional, personalized retirement advice


Explains the basics of a managed accounts service and the impact it can have on helping participants save and invest for the future they want.

Video 115 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
The impact of having professional, personalized retirement advice


Explains the basics of a managed accounts service and the impact it can have on helping participants save and invest for the future they want.

This video is only intended for the plan sponsor audience. It can't be shared with participants.

Research Paper 770 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
The impact of default investment solutions on participant savings


Explores and compares the effect managed accounts and target-date funds (used as a default) can have on how much participants can save for retirement.

Summary 160 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
How default investment decisions can impact savings


Summary of our “The Impact of the Default Investment Decision” research paper.

Research Paper 2 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Process to consider for selecting a best-fit default investment


Introduces a data-driven process that can help plan sponsors determine how well an investment solution may fit their plan.

Summary 270 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Using participant data to select the optimal QDIA


Summary of our “Stop Guessing” research paper.

Infographic 555 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Using participant data to select the optimal QDIA


Visual overview of our “Stop Guessing” research paper.

Research Paper 470 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Process to consider for selecting a best-fit default investment


Follow-up report that extends the original "Stop Guessing" framework to incorporate additional factors to help plan sponsors make decisions around QDIA selection.

Updated January 2021.

Research Paper 311 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Boosting participant savings rates


Explores how to help employees save more for retirement.

Summary 270 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Three ways to improve participant savings rates


Summary of our “Save More Today” research paper.

Infographic 555 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Three ways to improve participant savings rates


Visual overview of our "Save More Today" research paper.

Research Paper 1.3 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Managed accounts and participant behaviors

Explores the allocation changes and enrollment decisions made by over a half million 401(k) participants during the first quarter of 2020.

Updated January 2021.

Research Paper 1.9 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
The importance of accurately forecasting the length of retirement


Explores various factors relating to estimating "the end" of retirement in a financial plan.

Updated January 2021.

Research Paper 2.2 MB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
The potential value 401(k) advisors bring to plan sponsors

Explores the potential benefits of a 401(k) plan advisor from a plan-sponsor perspective.

Updated January 2021.

Research Paper 190 KB

Audience:
Plan sponsors/Consultants

Use it for:
Education

Key topic:
Managed accounts and remote participant behaviors


Uncovers how usage of target-date funds and managed accounts differs for remote workers.

Updated January 2021.




FAQs


Who is Morningstar Investment Management LLC?

Morningstar, Inc. has been helping people make better-informed investing decisions for more than 30 years and has become a source of objective, unbiased information about investing. As a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., Morningstar Investment Management is a leading provider of discretionary investment management and advisory services, backed by a global investment management team that brings together core capabilities in asset allocation, investment selection, and portfolio construction. We apply proprietary research and sophisticated investment techniques to design portfolios and solutions that support the needs of financial advisors, plan providers, and plan sponsors and help investors reach their financial goals.



What type of assistance can Morningstar Investment Management’s Regional Sales Director (RSD) team provide?

The Regional Sales Director team is spread out across the country and is available to support you in growing new and existing business and helping your plan sponsor clients engage plan participants. The Regional Sales Director team can support you with:

• Training
• Finals presentations
• Annual plan reviews
• On-site participant support

Please reach out to the Regional Sales Director within your territory.

West
Ashley Whitney, AIF®, PPC®
ashley.whitney@morningstar.com
+1 419 212-0909

Midwest
Paul Dowd, CEBS
paul.dowd@morningstar.com
+1 312 307-7617

South
Kellie Elder, AIFA®, CRPS®, CPC
kellie.elder@morningstar.com
+1 713 882-2328
Northeast
Matt Ferullo
matt.ferullo@morningstar.com
+1 312 622-1726

Southeast
David Holmes
david.holmes@morningstar.com
+1 312 785-1961

What type of training is available?

A best practice of Morningstar Investment Management is to conduct at least one training per year for your firm. However, the Regional Sales Director team is available to conduct additional trainings throughout the year on topics such as methodology, ERISA/fiduciary topics, human capital, competitors, and the value of managed accounts.

Reach out to the Regional Sales Director in your territory to inquire about scheduling at an alternative time.


Who do I contact if I have questions about managed accounts?

If you have questions, contact your Relationship Manager at Morningstar Investment Management. Don’t know your Relationship Manager? Contact us at retirement@morningstar.com.


Support

Morningstar Investment Management’s Regional Sales Directors, Relationship Managers and marketing team are all
here to support your efforts to drive managed accounts education and adoption.

Let’s team up.

We’re here to help you grow your managed accounts business and empower more participants to save for the retirement they want.

Ways we can help:
• Co-present at finals presentations
• Conduct trainings for your internal teams
• Plan and host plan sponsor and participant webinars
• On-site meetings with participants
• One-on-one phone sessions with participants

Have questions? We’re here to help.

Contact your Relationship Manager with questions or to learn more about how we can help you drive education and adoption of managed accounts.

Need help identifying your Relationship Manager? Contact us at retirement@morningstar.com and we’ll connect you.

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