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US Patent Issued to PensionDCisions

Monday, January 31, 2011

London -- PensionDCisions announced today that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has issued patent no. 7,844,527, "Method and System for Measuring Investment Performance". PensionDCisions also has a patent pending in Australia.

According to the abstract released by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the invention may be used for measuring investment performance of personal pension or investment portfolios, pooling data across employers and/or wealth management firms. Applications include simplified portfolio reporting and comparison of asset allocation strategies.

PensionDCisions enables objective analysis of the investment performance experienced by individual consumers, providing a platform to better understand both the factors contributing to this performance and the impact performance has on consumer behaviour. This bottom-up perspective represents a valuable innovation to help platforms, intermediaries and asset managers improve the service they deliver in a large and growing marketplace.

Graham Mannion, Managing Director of PensionDCisions, said, "We saw a need to bring transparency to the investment performance delivered to consumers, and have been working hard since then to deliver that vision to our partners and customers. We are very pleased that the USPTO has recognised our intellectual property."

About PensionDCisions Limited

PensionDCisions gathers and analyses individual consumer level data regarding savings and investments. The resulting insight improves transparency and enables platforms, intermediaries, asset managers, sponsors, trustees and consumers to make better decisions.

The company is also the leading provider of insight into DC default strategies and powers the FTSE PensionDCisions DC Index Series.

The company's independence from investment management, record keeping and investment advice is central to its value proposition.

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