Morningstar Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a provider of independent investment research, has expanded its commodity research into the oil markets and has appointed Sandy Fielden as director of research, commodities and energy.
Morningstar added energy, oil, gas, and commodities data and analytics to its lineup of global investment research and data offerings in 2009 with the acquisition of Logical Information Machines (LIM), rebranded in 2011 as Morningstar Commodity Data Inc. Fielden’s appointment enables Morningstar to provide clients with in-depth analysis of the oil markets, and complements its research offerings in power and gas.
Fielden has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and his research at Morningstar will focus primarily on the oil market. He comes to the company from RBN Energy, where he was director of energy analytics. Before joining RBN in 2012, Fielden was vice president of data services for Allegro and served for more than six years as vice president of energy products and services for LIM. He was also a product manager for Saladin Security Ltd.
Fielden holds a bachelor’s degree in international history and politics from University of Leeds and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in international business from University of Bradford.