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Morningstar Japan

Leading the Field of Financial Information Providers with Neutral and Objective Evaluation Data

Morningstar Japan

Morningstar Japan provides neutral and objective evaluation data for investment trusts, a variety of other financial products and websites, to facilitate asset building for all investors.

To this end, the company stresses the importance of improving the volume and quality, and increasing the number of means for delivery, of information.

An unrivaled financial information provider in information quantity and content alike, Morningstar Japan runs the following operations: 1) “Morningstar Japan Website,” the domestic leader in financial information; 2) “Stock and Mutual Fund Information,” an application for smartphones; 3) the daily “Kabushiki Shimbun”, a newspaper boasting the largest circulation among Japanese newspapers dedicated to securities, and “Kabushiki Shimbun Web edition”; 4) “MoneyLook®”, Japan's largest account aggregation service; and 5) “the Searchina website”, a top-level Japanese site on Chinese financial information. The Morningstar Japan website also publishes Japan's leading Gomez site ranking service.

Morningstar Japan also leads the field of financial information delivery with its early introduction of leading-edge mobile information devices including smartphones and tablets such as iPad and the latest communication tools such as Ustream, Twitter, and Facebook.

While maintaining the impartiality of an independent rating organization, Morningstar Japan will continue to deliver further improved and easy-to-understand financial information.

* Morningstar Japan merged its subsidiary SBI Searchina on September 1, 2014.

Corporate Profile

Company name Morningstar Japan K.K.
Principal business Internet-based evaluation, information service and consulting on financial products and websites
Representative Tomoya Asakura
Location Izumi Garden Tower, 1-6-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Date of establishment March 27, 1998
Paid-in capital 2.1 billion yen
Shareholders * SBI Group 49.54%
Morningstar, Inc. 33.68%
URL http://www.morningstar.co.jp/

* Ownership percentage is based on voting rights. SBI Group's shareholding percentage corresponds to a total percentage based on the IFRS criteria for subsidiary companies and subsidiary funds of the Group.

(As of September 30, 2017)

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