Madison Square Investors LLC Names John Strohman

Scott Ohm Named Vice President of Business Development

NEW YORK – August 11, 2011 – Madison Square Investors LLC (MSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investments, today announced the appointment of John Strohman, CFA, CAIA, as director and head of Consultant Relations for the firm. He will be responsible for coordinating all of MSI's Consultant Relations activity in the U.S. and Canada.

Strohman joins MSI from Quantitative Management Associates, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, where he was a principal and product specialist responsible for managing client & consultant relationships. Prior to that assignment, Strohman spent two years as a client portfolio manager with MSI’s predecessor organization, the Equity Investors Group of New York Life Investment Management LLC.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome John back to the company. His technical expertise, contacts in the consultant community and familiarity with MSI's products and investment processes made him an ideal candidate for this critical position within our organization,” said Steve Sexeny, managing director and head of Sales and Client Service at Madison Square Investors.

Strohman has been in the financial services industry since 1983, having worked in a variety of strategic positions for SEI Investments, CitiCorp., CS First Boston and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Prior to starting his professional career, John earned a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and an MBA in Finance from New York University. In addition to his CFA and CAIA, John also holds FINRA Series 7 & 63 registrations.

In addition, Madison Square Investors announced that Scott Ohm joined the firm in June as vice president of Marketing & Client Services from Forward Management in San Francisco where he was responsible for marketing and consultant relations. Prior to that, Ohm was a senior portfolio research specialist at American Century Investments, and he has held analyst positions with both Watson Wyatt and Callan Associates.

Ohm received his B.S. in Organizational Management from Nyack College and is currently completing his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

“With Scott's previous institutional sales experience and technical understanding of a variety of U.S. and non-U.S. equity type strategies, both fundamental and quantitative, his skill set is an excellent fit to our marketing organization. He will serve a number of roles in supporting our client service, new business development and consultant relation efforts,” concluded Sexeny.

About Madison Square Investors LLC (MSI)

With more than $11 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011, Madison Square Investors offers disciplined equity investment solutions to a wide range of individual, corporate, public, endowment and foundation, and Taft-Hartley clients. Our strategies range from purely quantitative to highly concentrated fundamental, both domestically and internationally, across a wide range of tracking errors.

Madison Square Investors is a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, 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.

Media Contact:
John Puccio
New York Life Investments