Director of Fund Research
Russel Kinnel is director of mutual fund research for Morningstar, Inc., and is also the editor of Morningstar® FundInvestorTM, a monthly print newsletter for individual investors. He oversees Morningstar's Fund Analyst Picks, which represent the analysts' ideas of top fund on a category-by-category basis and Morningstar's Fund Analyst Pans, which is a list of funds the analysts recommend investors avoid. Mr. Kinnel also writes the "Fund Spy" column for Morningstar.com, the company's Web site for individual investors. He holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.