Morningstar, Inc. today unveiled several appointments within its fund analyst research team.

Specifically, Scott Burns has been named director of fund analysis for North America. In this new role he will also lead the mutual fund analyst teams in the U.S. and Canada. Burns most recently was director of exchange-trade fund, closed-end, and alternative fund research. In addition, the company is aligning its fund research coverage along four areas: active, passive, alternative, and fund of funds, under the leadership of Burns, who reports to Don Phillips, president of fund research.

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