Scott Burns
Director, ETF, Closed-End, and Alternative Fund Research Publisher, Alternative Investments Observer
Morningstar, Inc.

Scott Burns is director of exchange-traded, closed-end, and alternative fund research for Morningstar, responsible for managing Morningstar's global research efforts for these investment vehicles. In this role, he leads a team of analysts that cover more than 700 ETFs, 50 closed-end funds, and 40 alternative mutual funds and provide extensive commentary to individual investors, advisors, and institutions. He is also publisher of Alternative Investments Observer, a quarterly newsletter.

Burns has more than 13 years of experience in securities analysis. Prior to joining the ETF team, Burns was an associate director for the equity research staff, where he was in charge of training and methodology development. Before joining Morningstar in April 2004, he spent five years as an analyst and associate with JP Morgan and Banc of America Securities Leveraged Finance groups.

Burns holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In July 2009, Burns was named to ETF Database's ETF Hall of Fame.