Mike Taggart, CFA is the director of U.S. closed-end fund research for Morningstar, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for Morningstar's coverage of the closed-end fund universe, providing analysis and commentary to advisors, individuals, and institutions. Taggart has more than 13 years of financial industry experience. Before assuming his current position, Taggart was a senior equity analyst, providing research on consumer goods and retail companies.
Taggart holds a bachelor's degree in history from Virginia Tech University, a master's degree in Russian history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2000.