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ABC Quant Launches New Risk Management Platform Powered by BarclayHedge Alternative Investment Databases

Institutional Investors and Investment Advisors Offered Broader Choice of Advanced Analytical Tools with Quant Suite Barclay Edition

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – July 26, 2010—BarclayHedge, Ltd, a premier provider of alternative investment performance data, today announced that ABC Quant, LLC, a leading provider of risk management analytical solutions for the hedge fund industry, has launched Quant Suite Barclay Edition. The new application, powered by Barclay databases, offers a broad choice of advanced analytical tools for institutional investors and investment advisors.

BarclayHedge is powering the new platform through access to its broad range of hedge fund, fund of fund and managed futures (CTA) databases. Barclay databases offer the industry’s most comprehensive quantitative and qualitative information for more than 5,800 alternative investment vehicles across all strategies and asset classes. Quant Suite Barclay Edition provides automatic data updating twice a month.

Quant Suite Barclay Edition offers a broad choice of analytical solutions for investment professionals, including:

  • Risk-return valuation across hundreds of advanced metrics including higher moments;
  • Portfolio construction and simulation tools;
  • Tools for manager valuation during different market trends encompassing thousands of economic factors;
  • Non-linear portfolio optimization;
  • Multi-factor return-based style analysis;
  • Peer group comparison analysis;
  • Tools for constructing custom evaluation metrics;
  • Flexible screening filters and subset creation tools.

“Data quality is a critically important issue when determining the valuation of alternative instruments.  There are numerous data discrepancy and consistency challenges related to the fundamental characteristics of hedge funds; notably their non-transparent and unregulated nature,” said Andrew Grauberg, CEO and president of ABC Quant LLC. “BarclayHedge databases are among the most sophisticated and trusted data sources available in the alternative investment industry.  We’re pleased to launch a new product that helps investors to construct robust investment portfolios fully utilizing the quality and reliability of Barclay’s data and research.”

“Leveraging ABC Quant’s advanced risk management applications, Quant Suite Barclay Edition offers professional investors an integrated all-in-one platform for hedge fund risk assessment and asset allocation. This new application was designed to address the needs of a broad category of hedge fund investors, from family offices to institutional fund of funds. Quant Suite Barclay Edition combines the most sophisticated analytical models available today with a user-friendly interface that makes it easily accessible to investment professionals. It takes only a short time to learn the system and to benefit from its capabilities,” said Sol Waksman, president of BarclayHedge.

About ABC Quant
ABC Quant, LLC is an established vendor of analytical models and software tools for the hedge fund industry. Its in-depth knowledge of alternative investments has enabled the company to develop a growing family of unique solutions for investment professionals. It is a global company with offices and representatives in Sydney, London and New York.

The range of Quant Suite users includes fund of fund managers, institutional risk managers, mutual fund asset managers, pension plans, family offices and banks.

About BarclayHedge
BarclayHedge, Ltd. is a premier provider of alternative investment performance data, analytical tools, and consulting services to institutional and high net worth investors since 1985. The Barclay indices are utilized worldwide by financial media and investment consultants as performance benchmarks for the alternative investment industry.

BarclayHedge products available with Quant Suite include its Global Database, Fund of Funds Database and Managed Futures (CTA) Database.

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