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General Manager appointed for new Hong Kong office

Brainpower (Neuer Markt: BPW), provider of investment analysis and decision-support software tools for the investment community, announces the appointment of Eric Yip as General Manager, covering Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Eric will report directly to Mark Wells, Chief Operating Officer of Brainpower, and will be responsible for setting up and growing the company’s operations in Hong Kong and expanding the business into the rest of Asia.

Before joining Brainpower Eric held a variety of international sales and client support positions at high profile organisations like Thomson Financial, Financial Times Information, Datastream International and HSBC throughout Asia.

Eric commented, "Brainpower is a young company with very exciting products that will go down a storm with investors in South East Asia. I am looking forward to the challenges of building the Brainpower brand within the region."

Mark Wells, Chief Operating Officer at Brainpower added, "Eric’s enthusiasm together with his impressive knowledge of the markets and previous experience will ensure that Brainpower soon starts to acquire market share in Hong Kong and Greater China."

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Brainpower is a developer and supplier of investment analysis and decision support tools for investment professionals and online financial service providers. Brainpower’s solutions are differentiated by their advanced capabilities to support enhanced decision-making for investment professionals and their clients, including retail investors.

The organisation’s high-end decision support tools for investment professionals, Brainpower FINEST and Brainpower TOP FUNDS, support the analysis and management of stocks, mutual funds and portfolios. The technology is database-independent operating in a client/server environment. Based on recognised industry standards and solutions, the technology can be fully integrated into a client’s existing technological environment.

The newly developed Brainpower NETXCEED supplies the key functionalities of Brainpower FINEST and Brainpower TOP FUNDS offering for online financial service providers. Brainpower COMPETE! and Brainpower FRIENDS are innovative tools for marketing and sales professionals in the financial services sector facilitating client acquisition and retention. Customers include leading players in the fields of asset management, private banking and online financial services.

Brainpower has its head quarters in Switzerland and is currently represented in major financial centres through eleven offices: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Lugano, Milan, Madrid, New York, Paris, Stockholm and Zurich.

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Curtis E. Fox
Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Brainpower N.V.
Tel : +44 (0) 20 7464 8626
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PR Artistry Ltd
Tel: +44 1491 636 191
Fax: +44 1491 579 798

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