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22 Jun 2009

Execution LLC Opens New York Office

Execution LLC, an agency-only global broker dealer, today announced that it has opened a New York office as part of its long-term US growth plan.

Execution’s new office is located at 450 Park Avenue and will include space for US sales and trading, desk analysts, options and European sales. The New York office will allow for further growth in headcount, and will facilitate deeper relationships and exceptional service for many of the firm’s New York based clients.

“Having a New York presence will enable us to hire outstanding talent from New York, New Jersey and Long Island and will further enhance the level of service for both new and existing clients,” Gary Cunningham, CEO, Execution LLC said. “New York will complement our existing offices in Greenwich and San Francisco and was the natural next step for the firm.”

Daniel Fox, Partner of Execution, will oversee the NY office and will be joined by Jonathan Fairhurst, AnnaMarie O'Neill, Chief Market Strategist Rick Bensignor and Financial Desk Analyst Yousef Abassi. John Margolis, who recently joined Execution following a 20 year career in technology and trading most recently with Thomson Financial, will also be joining the team to build out an options capability.

Execution will maintain its Greenwich office and is in the process of opening a Boston office where the firm will service Boston based accounts for US, European and Asian equities. Execution has developed an edge operating in a velvet rope environment on a platform free of proprietary trading conflicts.

Execution LLC is the U.S. subsidiary of London based Execution Limited, a full-service agency broker providing clients with execution, sales, trading, research and corporate access, free from the conflicts inherent in proprietary trading and corporate broking. Execution services many of the world’s major investing institutions, including mutual funds, pension funds, insurance companies and hedge funds. Empowered by its technology and differentiated by its people, Execution provides access to the market's core liquidity providers through extensive personal relationships and expertise. Execution LLC is a member of NASD and SIPC.

Hedge Fund Man Investments Wins Again

The Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2009 has given Man Investments the 'Best Hedge Fund Company' award. Attended by H. E. Mr. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain, the Banker Middle East Industry Awards gathered more than 350 government officials, regulators as well as banking and finance executives to recognise and award the best institutions operating in the Middle East in 24 different categories. Man Investments also won the hedge fund award in 2008.

"Winning the award for the second year in a row is an honour for us as it shows that other industry leaders recognise Man as a leader in developing the hedge fund industry in the Middle East." Patrick Merville, CEO of Man Investments Middle East, said.

Man Investments' first regional office in the world was opened in 1986, based in the Arab region. Since then, the company has established a robust base of institutional and retail clients. Man Investments is part of Man Group plc, one of the world's largest hedge fund providers.

"Banker Middle East Industry Awards are widely recognised as the benchmark of excellence and we are very pleased to have been the winner in this category since its inception," added Merville.

During the voting process, which started in April and closed early this month, nominees were elected from a shortlist pre-selected by the judging panel, which comprises international industry specialists from the major rating agencies, the region's financial centres and independent banking consultants who remain anonymous to ensure unbiased selections.