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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund Asset Flows Through February 2013



    Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund Asset Flows Through February 2013

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 13, 2013

CHICAGO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a
leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated
U.S. mutual fund asset flows through February 2013. The strong start to the
year continued, as investors added $51.9 billion to long-term open-end mutual
funds in February to build on inflows of $87.2 billion in January. With
inflows of $18.6 billion, taxable-bond funds topped all asset classes for the
month, but international-stock funds, which took in $16.5 billion, were not
far behind.

Additional highlights from Morningstar's report on mutual fund flows:

  o Diversified emerging-markets funds saw the strongest inflows among
    Morningstar categories in February, collecting $6.2 billion.
  o Even though it may not be a clear sign of a rotation out of bonds and into
    stocks, investors are taking on more risk. Precious metals, money market,
    and most government bond funds saw outflows, while bank loan and
    emerging-markets bond offerings captured new assets. Even less diversified
    offerings like sector funds also saw strong inflows.
  o Bronze-rated PIMCO Unconstrained Bond led all active funds with inflows of
    $2.2 billion in February, and Gold-rated Eaton Vance Floating Rate, with
    new assets of $1.1 billion, led the recently popular bank-loan category.

To view the complete report, please visit
http://www.global.morningstar.com/febflows13. To view a video recapping
February's U.S. asset flow trends, please visit http://bit.ly/feb2013flows.
For more information about Morningstar Asset Flows, please visit
http://global.morningstar.com/assetflows. 

The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its
content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not
warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its
content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any
use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in
North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive
line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and
institutions. Morningstar provides data on approximately 416,000 offerings,
including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time
global market data on more than 9 million equities, indexes, futures, options,
commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury
markets. Morningstar also offers investment management services through its
registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has approximately $149 billion
in assets under advisement and management as of Dec. 31, 2012. The company has
operations in 27 countries.

©2013 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Media Contact:
Carling Spelhaug, 312-696-6150 or carling.spelhaug@morningstar.com

SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.

Website: http://www.morningstar.com
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