SOURCE: AlphaMetrix


January 25, 2012 10:00 ET

AlphaMetrix Acquires WR Group LLC Assets

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - AlphaMetrix LLC, founder of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), the world's leading online marketplace for private investments, today announced it has acquired the hedge fund managed account assets of WR Group LLC.

The acquisition of WR's managed account assets across multiple strategies and asset classes will serve to strengthen the depth and breadth of the services AlphaMetrix provides via the Marketplace.

"This is an important example of our ongoing efforts to expand upon AlphaMetrix's already broad offerings to clients and increase the opportunities we provide investors, funds and service providers," said Aleks Kins, CEO of AlphaMetrix. "We look forward to an integration that is seamless for all clients."

In addition, Patrick Lynch, who previously served as WR Group's head of investment strategy, has joined AlphaMetrix as executive director of business development in New York. He brings to AlphaMetrix more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, with a background in fixed-income trading and hedge fund investment management.

In this role, Lynch will report to Mikus Kins, chief product and business development officer at AlphaMetrix in Chicago.

About AlphaMetrix

AlphaMetrix is the founder and operator of the AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace (AGM), the world's leading secure, online marketplace for researching, tracking and analyzing information about hedge fund managers, CTAs and private equity funds. Through the Marketplace, the firm services more than $6.9 billion in assets* and provides extensive due diligence, real-time transparency and 24-hour risk management. The AlphaMetrix Global Marketplace connects over 68,000 industry participants online and has a growing membership of 36,000 pre-qualified investors.

If you'd like more information, please contact AlphaMetrix Client Relations at or (312) 267-8425.

*As of January 2012.

The value for "assets under management" currently includes assets from managed accounts, pooled managed funds, transparent funds, and assets under administration by AlphaMetrix and its affiliates. This value may change at any time and without notice. Alternative investment products, including hedge funds and managed futures, involve a high degree of risk. Alternative investment products can be volatile. An investor could lose all or a substantial amount of his or her investment. Alternative investment products often execute a substantial portion of their trades on non-US exchanges. Investing in non-U.S. markets may entail risks that differ from those associated with investments in U.S. markets.

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