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CRD Analytics

October 15, 2009 09:39 ET

CRD Analytics Forms Partnership With SeaCrest Investment Management

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - CRD Analytics LLC (CRD), a leader in sustainability-related investment analytics and products, is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with SeaCrest Investment Management LLC (SeaCrest). SeaCrest is a registered investment advisor specializing in value-oriented, globally focused investment strategies, and is home to the SeaCrest Global Clean Energy Index. CRD will be providing its proprietary SmartView™ sustainability ranking platform to SeaCrest for use in investment monitoring, research, risk modeling and selection.

"We are very excited to be working with SeaCrest Investment Management," noted Michael Muyot, President of CRD Analytics. "With a proven track record and a demonstrated interest in using environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics within an investment framework, our products are a natural fit with SeaCrest. In particular, working to optimize various portfolios, indexes and associated products is a perfect example of how CRD's algorithms and quantitative models can be utilized to provide investment managers with proactive sustainability data and information."

Rajesh Gupta, founding principal and CEO of SeaCrest, said, "CRD Analytics' customized portfolio services solution puts a comprehensive host of critical ESG information at our fingertips, and delivers tremendous analytical power. We are excited to be working with the talented professionals at CRD Analytics and are looking forward to a strong partnership."

About CRD Analytics: CRD Analytics combines traditional financial analysis with comprehensive sustainability metrics to provide global stock exchanges, financial institutions and corporations with unique solutions to increase returns and lower risk. Utilizing its proprietary SmartView platform, CRD combines vario-metric screening algorithms, powerful analytics and innovative force-ranking methodologies into products, including the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50 Index, that align the critical agendas and strategic investment priorities of today's investment community.

About SeaCrest Investment Management: SeaCrest Investment Management is a registered investment adviser providing advice and strategies in Emerging Market Debt, International Quantitative Equity, International Value Equity and Large Cap Growth. SeaCrest, which is a certified minority owned enterprise, was formed in 2006 by former senior executives from Morgan Stanley who are committed to providing the client with superior, results oriented products and services.

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