Dyal Capital Partners Selects Enso Financial to Offer Leading Analytics Solutions

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New York, July 1, 2015 — Dyal Capital Partners, a private equity business of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, today announced the selection of ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO), a leading provider of data-driven and operational insights for hedge funds, to offer superior analytical capabilities to the alternative investment managers in which Dyal has taken minority equity interests.

“We’re delighted to be able to support our partners with preferred access to ENSO’s leading hedge fund services, which seek to monitor and optimize fund managers’ complex counterparty relationships and costs,” said Michael Rees, Dyal managing director.

Dyal Capital acquires strategic minority equity stakes in institutional alternative investment firms and provides strategic assistance to its partner firms, including institutional client introductions, product development and advice regarding best business practices.

Dyal’s hedge fund partners will now be able to leverage the ENSO Color Portal, allowing them to receive rates and commentary from prime brokers, as well as categorize commentary based on specific portfolio interests and provide direct feedback.

“ENSO welcomes Dyal’s decision to offer our leading analytical capabilities to its hedge fund partners," said Matthew Bernard, Partner of ENSO Financial Analytics. “Today’s announcement further reinforces the need for ENSO’s innovative technology in the evolving structure within prime broker and hedge fund relationship.”

ENSO Core is the first step in the creation of a new environment that enhances pre-trade intelligence while optimizing dealer balance sheets. There are currently six major broker-dealers on the platform.

About ENSO Financial Analytics

ENSO Financial Analytics (ENSO) is a leading hedge fund service provider. Offering clients the ability to use critical business insights to become more competitive while strengthening their broker relationships. ENSO’s suite of intuitive, data-driven tools enhances risk and operational transparency and improves transactional efficiency, allowing multi-prime hedge funds and asset managers to optimize structural and variable costs. ENSO captures data on more than $600 billion in hedge fund assets under advisory. ENSO is headquartered in New York with an office in London. For more information, please visit www.ensofinancial.com.

Note to editors: ENSO received a second round of funding from ICAP in October 2014, following an initial investment in May 2013. http://www.ensofinancial.com/news/icap-announces-further-investment-in-enso/

About Dyal Capital Partners

Dyal Capital Partners seeks to acquire minority equity interests in institutional alternative asset management companies worldwide.

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