Fri, Jan 11, 2008

Duff & Phelps Announces New Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, today announced that Marty Dauer has joined the firm as Managing Director, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. Mr. Dauer will report to Brett Marschke, Chief Operating Officer. 

Mr. Dauer joins Duff & Phelps with more than 15 years of global marketing, branding, advertising and communications experience. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Dauer was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Marsh Inc., the world's leading insurance brokerage, where he was responsible for overseeing the global launch of a corporate repositioning campaign. Prior to that, Mr. Dauer served as Director of Financial Communications for Tyco International, where he was part of the team that helped repair the company's reputation. Mr. Dauer also served in communications and financial leadership roles with GE. Mr. Dauer holds an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, and a M.S. in Finance from Siena College. 

"Marty is a seasoned marketing executive with a proven record of successful brand management," said Brett Marschke, Chief Operating Officer of Duff & Phelps. "We are delighted to welcome Marty to our team and look forward to capitalizing on his experience as we ramp-up our marketing efforts to increase recognition of the Duff & Phelps brand." 

Gerry Creagh, President of Duff & Phelps, added, "We're looking forward to leaning on Marty's broad expertise to help us build a global marketing strategy that will contribute significantly to our company's ambitious growth plans. We are thrilled to have him join the team." 

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF) is a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, supporting client needs principally in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructurings and disputes. Founded in 1932, the company's mission is to protect, recover and maximize value for its clients, by providing independent and unbiased advice on issues related to highly technical and complex assessments of value. Services include financial reporting valuation, tax services, real estate and fixed asset services, corporate finance consulting, fairness and solvency opinions, restructuring advisory, and dispute and legal management consulting. Merger & Acquisition advisory services are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. With over 1,000 employees serving clients worldwide through offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps is committed to delivering insightful advice and service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity. For more information, visit

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