Credit Market Economy Lending Morning Star Credit Ratings 2018-02-18 Radhika Ojha Chicago-headquartered Morningstar Credit Ratings has announced the appointment of Brian Grow as President of the company. In his new role Grow will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company’s business and will be based out of New York. He will report to Haywood Kelly, Head of Global research at Morningstar, the company said in a statement.“Brian has proven to be an extremely effective leader and has helped take Morningstar Credit Ratings from a single-asset class to a full-service and diverse rating agency,” said Kelly. “His analytical and technical expertise, high-quality standards, and history of strategic decision-making will support Morningstar in its mission to help investors reach their financial goals. I look forward to working closely with Brian to continue building our ratings and research offerings.”Grow joined Morningstar Credit Ratings in 2011 and most recently he was managing director of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS) at the company. In his previous role, he spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Standard & Poor’s in its New York and Melbourne, Australia offices. He has also worked for JPMorgan Chase Bank and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.“I’m excited to lead our talented team, better understand investor needs, and respond with innovative products,” said Grow. “Morningstar’s long-term perspective allows us to continue building tools and providing insight into the credit market during dynamic economic cycles.”Grow holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Lawrence University and a master’s degree in business administration from Yale University. He succeeds Vickie Tillman, who retired as president of Morningstar Credit Ratings at the end of 2017.