EnnisKnupp expansion into Canada

    CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - EnnisKnupp is pleased to announce that it will
be opening an office in Toronto to meet the growing demand for top tier
conflict-free global investment consulting services in Canada.
    "Our advice is sought by some of the largest and most sophisticated
investors in the world and our expertise and depth will help Canadian sponsors
develop and monitor more compelling, globally-oriented investment programs in
a market that we believe is underserved," said Stephen Cummings, President and
CEO of EnnisKnupp.
    Rob Boston, who resides and will remain in Toronto, joined EnnisKnupp on
August 17th to help the firm meet this demand. Mr. Boston brings to EnnisKnupp
and its clients a wealth of investment consulting experience having worked at
Frank Russell Canada and most recently worked for MFC Global Investments.
    "Rob has spent the majority of his more than 25-year career serving
Canadian plan sponsors and will hit the ground running to make our practice
strong north of the U.S. border," said Kevin Vandolder, a 14-year veteran of
EnnisKnupp and partner of the firm, as well as a Canadian native. Mr.
Vandolder will lead the firm's efforts given his experience with consulting to
Canadian plans and his experience as a plan sponsor. "EnnisKnupp has prepared
for the expansion into Canada over the past several years by conducting
project and retainer work for Canadian institutional investors and by
conducting due diligence on investment managers headquartered there," noted
Mr. Cummings.
    EnnisKnupp is an independent investment consulting firm that focuses all
efforts on developing client-specific solutions for investment programs.
EnnisKnupp's sole line of business is providing results-oriented advice to
institutional investors; no other businesses compete for the firm's resources.
EnnisKnupp offers its clients comprehensive consulting services encompassing
traditional assets, all areas of alternative investments, and fiduciary and
    Research into global capital markets and issues affecting worldwide
institutional investors guides every facet of EnnisKnupp's consulting work.
EnnisKnupp continues to make a substantial commitment to investment policy
research, which ensures that clients benefit from the collective best thinking
of the firm. The firm also conducts over 1,400 meetings with investment
managers each year around the world to stay at the leading edge of investment
management research.

    EnnisKnupp was founded in 1981 and works with a diverse client base of
over 160 pension plans, endowments, foundations, and not-for-profits
representing more than $1 trillion in assets. The firm is employee-owned by 35
of its key professionals, each of whom is personally vested in the success of
the client partnerships. Over 75% of the firm's 136-person staff are
investment professionals with deep and broad experience in all aspects of
investing; more than 30 consultants are focused on integrated alternatives
solutions and research. EnnisKnupp's independence ensures it is utterly free
of conflicts of interest, a very deliberate position to which the firm has
adhered since its founding; its sole source of revenue is derived providing
consulting services to institutional investors.

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For further information: Harmony Watling, (312) 715-3369

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