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Call for Submissions: 2014 AIMA Canada / ITG Research Award

ITG Supports Alternative Investment Research Award

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ITG (NYSE:ITG), a global independent execution and research broker, today announced its support of the 2014 AIMA Canada / ITG Research Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the field of alternative investments. Submissions for the award are judged by a panel of Canadian academics. A $10,000 cheque will be presented to the winning author(s) at an AIMA Canada event in 2015.

"As a leader in the evolution of electronic trading, ITG serves as a trusted partner to many of the industry's leading hedge funds, and we are committed to supporting groundbreaking research in alternative investment strategies," said Nick Thadaney, CEO of ITG Canada.

ITG and AIMA Canada invite researchers to submit papers to awards@aima-canada.org. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word format and will be accepted until 11:59pm ET on December 31, 2014. The official guidelines can be found on the AIMA awards page on its web site.

About AIMA and AIMA Canada

AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,400 corporate members (and more than 7,000 individual contacts) in more than 40 countries worldwide. Members include hedge fund managers, fund-of-hedge-fund managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. AIMA Canada is a national group of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). It was formed in March 2003 to act as the voice of the alternative investment industry in Canada. For more information, please visit www.aima.org or www.aima-canada.org.

About ITG

ITG is an independent execution and research broker that partners with global portfolio managers and traders to provide unique data-driven insights throughout the investment process. From investment decision through settlement, ITG helps clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk and navigate increasingly complex markets. ITG is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.itg.com.

CONTACT: ITG Media Contact:

         J.T. Farley
         +1 212 444 6259
         corpcomm@itg.com

         AIMA Canada Media Contacts:

         James Burron
         +1 416 453 0111
         jburron@aima-canada.org

         Barry Francis
         +1 416 447 7908
         barry@franciscommincations.com

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