Pricing Partners to Strengthen its Client Support Team by Hiring Yash Agarwal

Paris and London - 5 November 2009

Pricing Partners the independent valuation expert and a world leader in mathematical models and analytics for derivatives and structured products, announced today that it is enhancing its Client Support Team by hiring Mr. Yash Agarwal.

Yash Agarwal joins Pricing Partners as a client consultant in the London Client Support team to further confirm dedicated client assistance. Coming from JP Morgan where he was working on the Equity Exotics and Hybrids desk as a trader, Yash will share his extensive knowledge of equity derivative structures. He holds a degree in Engineering and he is currently working towards a CFA Charter for investment professionals.

Ana Puşcă, head of Client Support comments: “We are very pleased to see Yash joining our team. He brings valuable experience and should enable us to enhance our excellence in the fields of financial derivatives pricing with deep knowledge and fresh ideas on market practices from one of the largest and most prestigious U.S. banks. His practice and knowledge of financial markets should propel us to new heights.”

Eric Benhamou, CEO of Pricing Partners, adds: “Pricing Partners has reached a critical mass in terms of clients and business activity. Now is the time to strengthen our client support team to continue delivering top quality service on both independent valuation and quantitative expertise. In addition, we are very keen on hiring people with strong backgrounds from the trading industry to maintain our edge on the expertise and knowledge of market practices in the derivatives industry. I welcome Yash on board and wish him a rewarding and successful career at Pricing Partners.”

Founded by former professionals of the trading floor, working in investment banks like Goldman Sachs, Société Générale, Natixis or HSBC, in the past two years Pricing Partners has become over a major player in the financial field. In October 2008, Pricing Partners launched its Internet independent valuation platform, Price-it Online, which affirms its leading place in financial modeling as well as an independent valuations provider. Designed for all major assets like Interest Rates, Equity, Inflation, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, and Life Insurance to Hybrid products, Price-it comes either as a software tools or an Internet Platform, providing all the tools for the transparent valuation on structured products. Price-it online uses cutting edge mathematical models together with a new language to describe the complexity of any structured products.

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