There's nothing quite like New York City at the holidays, so it was my pleasure to join our team and our customers at the final Morningstar thought leadership forum of 2018. If you weren't able to attend, @Lakman summarized the key take-aways here. We covered everything from asset management to advisor trends, ESG/Sustainability and dug into some serious math with our quant and product team leaders for our Global Risk Model. Still as a relative newbie (I've been with Morningstar 18 months), this was my first Forum in which I was presenting. Here were my aha moments.