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Pricing Partners Provides Consulting Service with ESTER

Pricing Partners announced today that it is teaming up with ESTER to provide consulting services and financial advisory. This complementary partnership combines the financial management know-how from ESTER and the expertise of models and analytics from Pricing Partners to deliver high quality solutions to their clients.

ESTER is a consulting firm founded by Elsa Sitruk and Stéphane Kourganoff, both former investment banking and asset management professionals, offering state of the art financial solutions for its clients on most asset classes including interest rates, foreign exchange, equity, credit, and commodities products. This partnership, established in the midst of the financial crisis, adds substantial value to the current Pricing Partners offering and helps clients handle complex investment and debt management issues beyond independent valuation.

Stéphane Kourganoff, former global head of Trading in Fixed Income markets at Ixis, who co-founded ESTER together with Elsa Sitruk, an ex-Goldman Sachs professional in structuring comments: “Our unique setup enables us to provide cutting edge solutions to our clients. We deliver operational advisory in combining state of the art pricing tools and a high level of experience across capital markets and asset management. So far, we have already built strong references across various types of clients who found in ESTER the appropriate level of expertise to support their financial strategy.”

Eric Benhamou, CEO of Pricing Partners comments: “I have known and worked both with Elsa Sitruk and Stéphane Kourganoff for years, while at Goldman and then at Ixis CIB. They have been very successful. When I heard about ESTER, I knew I wanted to partner with them. Their company, ESTER, addresses very topical subject that are very complementary to our independent valuation platform and tools. It therefore made sense to partner with them. I am very happy about the future collaboration. This fits well in the Pricing Partners effort to developing strong partnerships with tomorrows’ future leaders in businesses closely related to ours.”

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