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Mariner Investment Group Becomes Signatory To The Principles For Responsible Investment

 Mariner Investment Group Becomes Signatory To The Principles For Responsible

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013

- Also Begins Incorporating MSCI Research Ratings And Analysis Into
Significant Multi-Strategy Client Mandate With Focus on Fixed Income and
Long-Short Investments

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mariner Investment Group, the global
alternative asset manager, today announced that it has become a signatory to
the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) as of
August 22, 2013. Mariner also announced that it has begun to incorporate
environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research, ratings, and screening
tools developed by MSCI, Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment
decision support tools worldwide, into the investment decision-making
processes for one of the firm's more significant multi-strategy client
mandates. Mariner is one of the first alternative asset managers to use MSCI
ESG Research and analytics to analyze fixed income and long-short investments.

The United Nations-supported PRI Initiative is an international network of
investors working together to put the six Principles for Responsible
Investment into practice. The PRI Initiative has quickly become the leading
global network for investors to publicly demonstrate their commitment to
responsible investment, to collaborate and learn with their peers about the
financial and investment implications of ESG issues, and to incorporate these
factors into their investment decision-making and ownership practices.

"We are excited to become a signatory to PRI and consider this an important
and appropriate step for our times," said Bracebridge Young, Mariner's Chief
Executive Officer. "Our investors are increasingly taking into consideration
the environmental, social and governance implications of their investments in
portfolio allocation. While we're still in the early days, we believe that
adhering to these principles and incorporating them into our investment
decision-making processes will enable us to achieve better risk-adjusted
returns for our clients over the longer-term."

Mariner also announced that earlier this summer it began subscribing to MSCI
ESG Portfolio Analytics, a tool that enables the firm to integrate MSCI ESG
Research's analyses into its investment decisions for Mariner's oldest
multi-strategy client account. Previously, ESG tools had been primarily used
to analyze equity positions, but MSCI ESG Research's tools will enable Mariner
to analyze the ESG characteristics of its fixed income and long-short

"With the assistance of MSCI ESG Research's ratings and analytics, we now have
a platform that allows us to report back to clients with clarity at the
position level about where particular fixed income and long-short investments
fall on an ESG ratings scale," said Mr. Young. "In the past, you could
consider PRI principles, but there was opacity as to how those principles
actually carried out in a portfolio, particularly anything outside of equity
positions. Our ability to consider ESG data as a factor in making investment
decisions will enhance our processes, and we look forward to working with MSCI
ESG Research to explore ways to incorporate ESG analytics and develop new
products that can provide the industry with useful data intelligence."

About Mariner Investment Group, LLC Mariner Investment Group, LLC, is an SEC
registered investment adviser and manages approximately $10 billion of assets
together with its associated advisers consisting of several direct and
affiliated single and multi-strategy hedge funds, funds of funds and other
alternative investments services. Founded in 1992, Mariner and its associated
advisers employ approximately 235 people in New York, Boston, London, Tokyo,
Seoul, Philadelphia, Harrison (NY) and Rowayton (CT).

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