Carlyle-Blue Wave Adopts BarraOne for Risk Management and Portfolio Analytics

New York - 17 July 2007

MSCI Barra, a leading global provider of benchmark indices and risk management analytics products, is pleased to announce that Carlyle-Blue Wave Partners Management, LP, an alternative investment fund manager, has adopted its multi-asset class risk platform, BarraOne, for risk management and portfolio analytics.

Carlyle-Blue Wave plans to use BarraOne to provide detailed risk exposure analysis and factor risk decomposition for the firm’s global multi-asset class portfolios.

“BarraOne provides us with a powerful factor-based tool to perform portfolio analytics and risk management across our strategies,” said George Pastrana, Chief Risk Officer at Carlyle-Blue Wave. “It provides detailed insight on our portfolio risk and helps us communicate our risk management practices to our investors,” he added.

David Brierwood, Chief Operating Officer at MSCI Barra, commented, “We are delighted that Carlyle-Blue Wave has chosen BarraOne. Their decision to use BarraOne underscores the value of using robust analytical tools in the hedge fund investment process. BarraOne with its broad multi-asset class coverage, data integration capabilities and 24 hour client support provides hedge funds, pension plans and asset managers with such a tool.”

BarraOne is a web-based, multi-asset class risk management and analytics platform, powered by Barra Risk Models.

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