Morningstar, Inc. is a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The Company supports asset managers, individual and institutional investors, and financial advisors who make their own investment decisions with a product line of Web-based tools, investment data, ratings, and research. Its customers have access to a selection of investment data, fundamental equity research, manager research, private capital markets research, credit ratings, environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, fund ratings, and indexes directly on its desktop or Web-based software platforms, or through subscriptions, data feeds, and third-party distributors. The Company provides investment management services, investment analysis platforms, and portfolio management and accounting software tools to advisors and financial institutions. The Company also offers a range of indexes that can be used as performance benchmarks and for creating investment products.