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October 2, 2014

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Texas capital becomes home to third TIGER 21 Group in the Lone Star State and 17th North American city with TIGER 21 presence

Austin, TX, October 2, 2014 ‚Äì TIGER 21, North America’s leading peer learning network for high-net-worth investors, has announced the formation of a Group in Austin, bringing the number of cities across North America with a TIGER 21 presence to 17. Austin is the second Texas city with a TIGER 21 Group. Dallas, which has two Groups, hosted its first TIGER 21 meeting in 2007.

TIGER 21 was founded in New York in 1999, and now has more than 280 Members, who manage well over $27 billion in total assets. In addition to several Groups in New York, it has U.S. Groups in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas (2), Los Angeles, Miami (2), Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian Groups in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.

The Austin Group will follow TIGER 21’s successful model of pooling collective intelligence from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who meet monthly to exchange investment ideas and share personal experiences on a broad range of wealth-related issues. In addition to serving as a professional networking and educational platform, TIGER 21 offers Members access to investment opportunities, including private equity, real estate and hedge funds, as well as participation in a host of other alternative investments.

Leading the formation of TIGER 21’s Austin Group is Christopher Ryan, who will serve as Chair. Ryan is also Chair of TIGER 21’s Dallas Groups.

Ryan, a serial entrepreneur and investor, comes from a technology background having founded multiple companies in the early 1990s, which he subsequently sold before the tech crash. He then served as a business consultant and analyst for numerous public and private equity funds, as well as an advisor and catalyst to numerous start-up companies in the technology, healthcare, and services sectors.

“Austin is a vibrant city with a growing population of high-net-worth residents, many of whom made their fortune in the tech industry. TIGER 21 is ideally suited for these entrepreneurs as they exit companies and look for a strategy to preserve their wealth and develop themselves,” said Ryan.

TIGER 21 creates a safe environment for Members to explore critical issues affecting their lives. Through regular monthly meetings and an annual Members-only conference, as well as through exchanges on a private Members-only website, TIGER 21 Members share their knowledge and experiences, and help each other wrestle with issues relating to finance, investments, managers and advisors. Another important part of the curriculum focuses on philanthropy, estate planning, family, health, and issues of communal involvement.

TIGER 21’s Presenter Program complements each meeting by providing access to top finance experts from around the globe that introduce Members to a variety of investment opportunities, as well as experts that focus on other issues.

“We’ve seen Chris in action as Chair of the Groups in Dallas. He quickly earned the trust and respect of the Members and we knew that he would be the perfect chair for a Group in Austin,” said Jonathan Kempner, President of TIGER 21. “Not only is Chris a talented facilitator, who can keep meetings lively and informative, he also has the business and investing experience to be able to relate to the Members and the issues they are facing.”

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his professional work, he is actively involved in several charities, including the American Heart Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, CEO Netweavers, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, Susan G. Komen and many others.

About TIGER 21:

TIGER 21 (The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st Century) is North America’s premier peer-to-peer learning network for high-net-worth investors. TIGER 21’s over 280 Members collectively manage more than $27 billion in total assets and are entrepreneurs, inventors and top executives. TIGER 21 focuses on improving investment acumen as well as exploring common issues of wealth preservation, estate planning and family dynamics beyond finance. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has groups in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palm Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tysons Corner, VA, and Washington, DC as well as Canadian groups in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. More information can be found at www.tiger21.com.

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