Institutional Investor Demand for Deeper Dive Analytics Prompts Team Expansion

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TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- Sigma Analysis & Management ("Sigma"), a pioneer in constructing managed account solutions and risk analytics for alternative asset investors, today announced the appointment of Dr. Ranjan Bhaduri as Chief Research Officer to expand the firm's strategic capabilities in the hedge fund space. Sigma has been working with large pension plans for 15 years to redefine the standards of transparency and provide a deeper dive approach built on rigorous analytics in hedge fund investing.

"Sigma's mission is to empower investors with enhanced knowledge to make better hedge fund investment decisions," stated Luis Seco, President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Sigma. Dr. Seco added, "Dr. Bhaduri's intellectual leadership over the years has been parallel to Sigma's vision; his addition to our team will greatly enhance Sigma's unique offering of integrated advisory, analytics and managed account services and help us expand our clientele globally."

"The timing is opportune, since Sigma has been seeing increased interest globally for our proprietary research and customized managed account services," noted Sigma Chairman and co-founder David Rudd. "Ranjan is very well respected in the hedge fund industry. We are excited for our clients and our organization about this addition."

Dr. Bhaduri brings over 15 years of hedge fund industry experience featuring advanced quantitative research, portfolio risk management and thought leadership to Sigma. Dr. Bhaduri was previously the Chief Research Officer at AlphaMetrix Alternative Investment Advisors, where he designed and led an institutional due diligence and research program. Previously, he was a Vice President and served on an investment committee at Morgan Stanley where he conducted hedge fund due diligence and helped design customized portfolios of alternatives. Dr. Bhaduri has published papers on, and been invited to speak worldwide regarding hedge fund issues, asset allocation techniques, and advanced portfolio and risk management techniques. Dr. Bhaduri was previously affiliated with the East-West Center, a leading think tank on the Asia-Pacific region. In joining Sigma, Dr. Bhaduri returns to Canada, where he had previously worked at a multi-billion dollar investment management firm.

About Sigma Analysis & Management ("Sigma") Sigma Analysis & Management Ltd., a pioneer in constructing managed account solutions and smart risk analytics for alternative asset investors, is a Toronto-based firm whose operational excellence, world-class hedge fund research with an elite quant group deliver high-touch, value-add customized service in the hedge fund space. Sigma was founded in 1999 to service institutional investors in hedge fund portfolio construction and risk monitoring. The firm pioneered the development of managed accounts, transparency services, and deeper dive risk analytics for institutional investors. Sigma's potential clientele include pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, family offices, fund of funds, advisory firms, investment consultants, managed account platforms, and certain types of industry service providers. For more information about Sigma, please visit www.sigmanalysis.com.

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