Madison Square Investors LLC Names Michael Maquet President and Chief Operating Officer

Newly Created Position for New York Life Investments Subsidiary Will Enable Boutique to Achieve Next Phase of Growth

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Madison Square Investors LLC (MSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investments, today announced the appointment of Michael Maquet to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer. Reporting to MSI's chief executive officer Tony Elavia, Maquet will be responsible for overseeing the firm's institutional sales, client services, operations and finance functions.

"Having launched Madison Square Investors as an independent asset manager on January 1st, the firm is setting the foundation for its next phase of development," said Elavia. "Under Mike's leadership, our firm will build the proper scalable infrastructure required to handle the company's growth going forward. We are thrilled to have him join the team."

Maquet brings to MSI a deep understanding of the institutional asset management business with expertise in quantitative investing, distribution, marketing and client service. His product experience spans fixed-income, quantitative equities and multi-strategy hedge funds. Maquet's functional experience includes product development, business development, staff management and strategy design.

"Bringing Mike on board signals the next chapter in Madison Square Investors' story," said John Siciliano, CEO of investment boutiques for New York Life Investments. "As a newly-independent firm with a well-defined investment process and a steadily growing client base, the time was right to create a senior position to provide the internal oversight necessary to encourage and sustain long-term growth."

Maquet joins MSI from Drake Management of New York where he served as managing director and head of global rates, FX and volatility.

Previous to Drake, Maquet spent seven years with Prudential Investment Management, most recently as a senior managing director in product development at Quantitative Management Associates, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prudential Investment Management. Earlier, Maquet was a principal at Prudential Investment Management-Fixed Income and Hedge Strategy Units.

Prior to that, Maquet was with Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan, respectively, for 13 years. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

About Madison Square Investors LLC (MSI)

MSI offers quantitative investment solutions to a wide range of individual, corporate, public, endowment and foundation, and Taft-Hartley clients. Our expertise is delivered through our flagship Large-Cap Enhanced product, as well as through other long-only equity products of various capitalizations, 130/30 strategies, and market neutral strategies.

MSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investments, a subsidiary of one of America's oldest and most respected financial institutions. While the firm is fully autonomous, we will leverage the resources provided by the parent companies when appropriate.

"New York Life Investments" is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

SOURCE Madison Square Investors LLC