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Brian Moriarty

Brian Moriarty

Brian Moriarty is an associate director, fixed income strategies, for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers fixed-income strategies.

Before assuming his current role in 2015, Moriarty was a client solutions consultant for Morningstar Office, a practice and portfolio management system for independent financial advisors. Before joining Morningstar in 2013, he was a research assistant for DePaul University’s religious studies department.

Moriarty holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in Islamic world studies from DePaul University.


Here's a look at a couple of competitive offerings in the inflation-protected bond Morningstar Category.

Bank-loan funds offer protection against rising interest rates but aren’t impervious to other risks; we think these funds follow solid strategies.

Over the past five years, Frost Total Return Bond has managed to outpace both the short- and intermediate-term bond peer groups despite its light exposure to corporate bonds.

IShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF grants exposure to emerging-markets and high-yield bonds alongside high-quality, investment-grade fare, says Morningstar's Brian Moriarty.