A financial services support company has started marketing investment advice and management services from a firm once known mainly for mutual fund analysis.

The support company, BISYS Group Inc., New York, says it is offering the advice and management services program, the Morningstar Retirement Manager Service package, to its retirement plan clients.

The program, from a unit of Morningstar Inc., Chicago, includes professionally managed retirement accounts and specific mutual fund recommendations as well as general asset-allocation suggestions, according to BISYS.

BISYS provides retirement plan services to 20,000 retirement plans with about 1.7 million plan participants.