Marshall Wace LLP

Marshall Wace Considering Plans to List New Investment Vehicle

London (ots/PRNewswire) - This announcement and the information contained herein is not for publication, distribution or release in, or into, directly or indirectly, the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or to US persons. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities for sale including in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan. Marshall Wace LLP is considering plans to create a listed closed-end fund structure for one of its equity strategies on a European exchange before the end of the calendar year. Notes to Editors About Marshall Wace Marshall Wace LLP is a leading London-based long/short equity hedge fund manager established in 1997 by Paul Marshall and Ian Wace. As of 31 August 2006, Marshall Wace, which has 8 partners and over 80 staff in offices in London, Greenwich (Connecticut) and Hong Kong, managed assets in excess of USD 7 billion, predominantly in the following funds: Fund Name The Eureka (Euro) Fund Limited - Primarily invests in European equity markets. The investment strategy combines fundamental and process-driven strategies. The Eureka Interactive Fund Limited - Invests in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors across global equity markets but with a European bias. Marshall Wace TOPS Fund Limited - Invests in European and Asian equity markets. The investment strategy is driven by the extensive capture of investment ideas from the brokerage community. Marshall Wace Americas Fund Limited - Invests in North and South American equity markets. The investment strategy is driven by the extensive capture of investment ideas from the brokerage community. Important Information This announcement and the information contained herein is being issued by Marshall Wace LLP ("MW"). MW is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority. This announcement is not a prospectus. Investors should only acquire securities on the basis of information contained in the prospectus relating to such securities as and when published. In the event of any discrepancy between this announcement and the prospectus, the prospectus will prevail. Details of where copies of the prospectus can be obtained will be announced in due course. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. No representation, warranty or undertaking, express or implied, is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this announcement by MW, any of the funds managed by MW or its or their respective directors and no liability is accepted by such persons for the accuracy or completeness of any such information. This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or any solicitation of any offer to subscribe or purchase, any investments nor shall it (or the fact of its distribution) form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefor. The information about the funds managed by MW set out above is included in this announcement for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute an invitation or inducement to invest in those funds. To the extent that such information is deemed to constitute such an invitation or inducement, it is made solely to and/or is directed solely at persons who are both (a) intermediate customers or market counterparties for the purposes of the FSA's Conduct of Business Sourcebook and (b) of a kind to or at whom such information may lawfully be issued or, as the case may be, directed under The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 ("permitted persons"). Persons other than permitted persons are not permitted to invest in the funds and should not rely on the information relating to the funds contained in this announcement. Acquiring investments to which this announcement relates may expose an investor to a significant risk of losing all of the amount invested. Persons considering investing in such investments should consult an authorised person specialising in advising on such investments. Any securities issued will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). In addition, the issuer of any such securities will not be registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, (the "Investment Company Act"). Such securities may not therefore be offered or sold in the United States or for the account or benefit of any US person except in accordance with the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and under circumstances that will not require the issuer of such securities to register under the Investment Company Act. Investors will not be entitled to the benefits of the Securities Act or the Investment Company Act. Marshall Wace LLP, The Adelphi, 13th Floor, 1/11 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6HT ots Originaltext: Marshall Wace LLP Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Contact: Marshall Wace LLP +44-20-7316-2280, Paul Marshall; Maitland +44-20-7379-5151, Angus Maitland or Neil Bennett

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