Morningstar, Inc. is a provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The Company offers a line of data, software, research and investment management offerings for financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and individual investors. In addition to its United States-based products and services, the Company offers local versions of its products designed for investors in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and South Africa. The Company serves approximately 250,000 financial advisors, over 1,300 asset management firms, approximately 30 retirement plan providers, over 300,000 retirement plan sponsors and approximately 10.1 million individual investors. The Company has operations in approximately 30 countries. The Company tracks market data on approximately 20 million exchange-traded equities, derivatives, commodities, currencies and other investments.