Friday SWFI News Roundup, April 1, 2016

Morningstar Acquires RightPond

Research provider Morningstar, Inc. has acquired Westport-based RightPond, a provider of business intelligence data and analytics on defined contribution and defined benefit plans for financial services firms, from Rocaton Investment Advisors, LLC. According to the press release, “Morningstar will continue to offer RightPond as a standalone capability until it is integrated into Morningstar Data and Morningstar DirectSM, the company’s cloud-based investment analysis platform for institutions and advisors. Eventually, the company will rebrand RightPond under the Morningstar name.”

Bats Global Markets Buys

Exchange operator Bats Global Markets signed a deal to acquire, a provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. The transaction is scheduled to close April 1, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, and will become an independent media subsidiary of Bats. David Lichtblau, CEO of, will remain in that role and report directly to Bats Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets Bryan Harkins.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Kicks in Money for Quebec City Parking Facility Redevelopment

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