David M. Blanchett, CFA

David M. Blanchett, CFA, is head of retirement research at Morningstar Investment Management LLC, where he works to enhance the group’s consulting and investment services and conducts research in the areas of financial planning, tax planning, annuities, and retirement. His research has been published in a variety of industry and academic journals and he has received a number of awards, including a 2015 Graham and Dodd Scroll Award from the Financial Analysts Journal. Dr. Blanchett is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is regularly quoted in the national media. He holds a master’s degree in financial services from the American College, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a doctorate in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University.