Morningstar Nears Settlement With SEC Over Bond Ratings

Wall Street Journal, Jan. 14, 2020–Cezary Podkul, Gunjan Banerji, Dave Michaels (subscription)
Morningstar Inc. is nearing a deal with federal regulators over allegations the firm violated rules in its bond-rating business that prohibit analysts who hand out credit ratings from being involved in sales and marketing for their companies.