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26 Sep 2007

Bear Stearns Hires New Hedge Fund Manager

Bear Stearns today announced new additions to their staff, among others, Douglas C. Stern, a senior managing director and industry veteran who will help manage the prime brokerage sales team focused on the firm’s largest hedge fund relationships.

“Bear Stearns Prime Brokerage Services offers clients the best products and service by top professionals in the business,” said Louis Lebedin, head of Prime Brokerage Services. “These additions to our staff will add terrific value to our franchise and will help us to provide clients with more world-class products and capabilities.” The strength of the prime brokerage franchise contributed to record revenues for Bear Stearns’ Global Clearing Services division for the third quarter of 2007.

Douglas Stern, who has 23 years experience in institutional sales and prime brokerage services, joins from Morgan Stanley’s prime brokerage unit, where for seven years he was responsible for managing relationships and developing business with some of that firm’s largest clients. He also managed a team responsible for newly launched hedge funds. Mr. Stern holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

In the 2007 Global Custodian Prime Brokerage Survey, Bear Stearns was ranked the No. 3 prime broker globally and was awarded 50 out of a possible 72 “Best in Class” awards. In the latest Lipper HedgeWorld Prime Brokerage survey, Bear Stearns was the leading prime broker by assets for U.S. hedge funds and the No. 2 prime broker for the largest non-US funds.

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