Morningstar Australasia (Morningstar) has recruited a new director of research products.
This week the research house confirmed the appointment of Rick Di Cristoforo who will head up the firm’s research product lines including Adviser Research Centre and Research Advisory.
“Rick brings over 20 years experience in advice, with a deep understanding of the needs of advisers and licensees, and a passion for empowering adviser and investor success,” Morningstar’s head of product and client solutions, Graham Dixon, said.
“We are excited to have Rick on the Morningstar team and look forward to continuing to accelerate our efforts to support advisers and their clients, across our research & investment solutions and our financial planning software.”
Mr Di Cristoforo has previously held a number of senior roles at companies including Commonwealth Bank, Colonial First State, KPMG and Matrix Planning Solutions.
“Morningstar has such a depth of capability and expertise in investment research and portfolio construction. The opportunity to package these capabilities in different ways to support advisers’ investment propositions is really exciting,” he said.
“Advisers are under increasing time pressure and need more support and technology to help them devise & implement investment portfolios, so they can focus on delivering their important services to clients.”
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