Morningstar has promoted William Harding to head of manager research for its investment management division, a new position in which Harding will develop best practices in investment manager research and selection.

Harding was previously director of research for Morningstar Investment Services (MIS), a registered investment advisor within its investment management unit. He joined Morningstar in 1999 as a mutual fund analyst and was promoted to director of research in 2006.

“Bill is a talented researcher who has played a key role in developing the manager selection process for MIS,” said Peng Chen, president of Morningstar’s investment management division. “We’re pleased to recognize Bill’s accomplishments and leverage his knowledge and skill across our entire Morningstar investment management division.”

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