eVestment Alliance (eA) to Establish Asia Pacific Headquarter Location in Sydney

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eVestment Alliance (eA), which is the global financial industry's premier investment database and analytics system, has expanded its service to the institutional investment industry into Sydney, Australia to better meet the requirements of the Asia Pacific market.

The decision to expand in the growing marketplace has become inevitable, as there are significant opportunities for eVestment in Australia and Asia

As a major component in its ongoing global expansion effort, eVestment Alliance (eA) is proud to announce the launch of its first Asia Pacific office, which will be located in Sydney, Australia.

Leading the new headquarters as Vice President, Asia Pacific is Frithjof "Fridge" van Zyp. Fridge has worked as a senior analyst, since he joined eVestment over four years ago. He will relocate from the U.S. headquarter location in Marietta, Georgia.

"The decision to expand in the growing marketplace has become inevitable, as there are significant opportunities for eVestment in Australia and Asia," said Principal and CEO Jim Minnick. "Selecting a suitable leader to oversee the growth has been a fastidious process, and we believe that Fridge van Zyp has consistently demonstrated a solid ability of working with our valued clients and the investment management community."

In its long-term commitment to servicing the global environment, eVestment is currently working with three of the leading investment consultants in Australia including Watson Wyatt, JANA Investment Advisers and Frontier Investment Consulting. It plans to continue expanding its collection of information in the region.

"After releasing the eASE Global Database and signing Watson Wyatt as our first global client earlier in the year, eVestment's goal has been to expand the service to other leading investment consultancies," said Principal and COO Matt Crisp. "We hope that eVestment's comprehensive investment manager research portal will continue to alleviate the complexity of research and due diligence worldwide, as it has for North America since 2000."

In 2008, eVestment established its European headquarter location in London, England.

About eVestment Alliance (http://www.evestment.com)]

eVestment Alliance (eA) is an innovative, Web-based provider of comprehensive investment information and analytic technology. eVestment delivers extensive data through robust, user-friendly products with an unparalleled commitment to client service.

Through its online eASE Global Database, eVestment captures the most comprehensive dataset in the industry and distributes all information via its fully Web-based eASE Analytics system, a platform which has set the software standard for online manager comparisons, research and competitive intelligence. Drawing upon its data management expertise, eVestment also offers its powerful eASE Exchange system to address the industry's redundant data request problems by automating the transformation and precise update of manager data to multiple databases.

With better data, more flexible analytics and custom data automation and delivery platforms, eVestment's robust tools enable clients to conduct more thorough research, generate more insightful analysis and significantly improve their overall efficiency.

eVestment's diverse clients include leading investment consultants, asset managers, plan sponsors and others, among the world's foremost financial organizations. eVestment was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in London, England and Sydney, Australia with regional sales offices in Boston, Seattle and Raleigh.

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