Bloomberg Professional Offers Access to Global Industry Experts

Partnership with Gerson Lehrman Group provides Bloomberg clients with new service

NEW YORK--()--BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® Service and Gerson Lehrman Group executives today announced that Bloomberg clients will get access to more than 50,000 leading business experts globally through an exclusive partnership with Gerson Lehrman Group.

The agreement offers clients of the Bloomberg Professional Service access to members of the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils -- networks of consultants, physicians, scientists, engineers, attorneys, market researchers and other professionals from around the world, who are referred to as GLG Council Members.

Through this new partnership, Bloomberg clients will be able to view profiles of select GLG Council Members; request consultations directly with those Council Members; and access news commentary, video, webcasts and teleconferences led by GLG Council Members globally. In addition, Bloomberg and Gerson Lehrman Group will jointly produce seminars and surveys that will be available exclusively to Bloomberg Professional Service users.

This partnership also provides trial access to Gerson Lehrman Group for Bloomberg clients who are not yet Gerson Lehrman Group clients. All clients who engage Gerson Lehrman Group’s services through Bloomberg will be supported by more than 300 industry-specific research professionals, who help users identify the experts who best meet their research needs.

“Financial professionals are increasingly relying on alternative research, finding it to be a crucial ingredient in the investment decision process,” said Thomas Secunda, founding partner of Bloomberg L.P. and head of Bloomberg’s Financial Products and Services. “The partnership with Gerson Lehrman Group strengthens our research platform by bringing together our robust suite of sell-side, independent and internal research with the world’s leading expert network."

Alexander Saint-Amand, Chief Executive Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group, said: “Since 1998, Gerson Lehrman Group has helped the world’s leading business professionals to make more informed decisions by connecting them with the world’s leading experts. We’re thrilled that Bloomberg has chosen to partner with Gerson Lehrman Group to provide easy and seamless access on the terminal to our global network of experts. This is a game changing research solution – combining Bloomberg’s essential data and news with Gerson Lehrman Group’s global membership of experts – designed to help the world’s leading investors learn and make better investment decisions.”

For more information, Bloomberg clients can type GLGH <GO> on the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® Service. Alternatively, more information can be found by calling Bloomberg Customer Service at +212-617-2000, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or by going to http://www.glgroup.com/bloomberg.

About Bloomberg

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About Gerson Lehrman Group

Gerson Lehrman Group is the world’s largest membership-based marketplace for business expertise. Our clients, the world’s leading investment firms, corporations and professional service firms, subscribe to our membership to consult with and learn from more than 250,000 of the world’s leading business experts, members of the GLG Councils. Gerson Lehrman Group combines web-based tools, professional services, and multimedia to enable our clients and experts to connect with each other – on-demand and at scale - to learn and share insights, to broaden professional relationships, and to make better investment and business decisions. Gerson Lehrman Group was founded in 1998 and operates 19 offices globally in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Gerson Lehrman Group’s investors include Silver Lake Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. For more information about Gerson Lehrman Group, please visit www.glgroup.com.

Gerson Lehrman Group and the Gerson Lehrman Group logo are registered trademarks of Gerson Lehrman Group [in the United States and other countries]. Failure to list any other Gerson Lehrman Group trademarks does not constitute a waiver of any rights to any Gerson Lehrman Group trademarks, including unregistered trademarks. Other names included in this press release may also be the registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Gerson Lehrman Group
Brunswick Group
Ellen Moskowitz, +212-333-3810
emoskowitz@brunswickgroup.com
or
Tom Batchelar, + 44 020 7404 5959
tbatchelar@brunswickgroup.com
or
Bloomberg Professional Service:
Pam Snook, +212-617-7652
pamsnook@bloomberg.net

Contacts

Media Contacts:
Gerson Lehrman Group
Brunswick Group
Ellen Moskowitz, +212-333-3810
emoskowitz@brunswickgroup.com
or
Tom Batchelar, + 44 020 7404 5959
tbatchelar@brunswickgroup.com
or
Bloomberg Professional Service:
Pam Snook, +212-617-7652
pamsnook@bloomberg.net