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About Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR)

HFR - The global leader in the alternative investment industry

Hedge Fund Research:
The Institutional Standard

Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR) is the global leader in the alternative investment industry. Established in 1992, HFR specializes in the areas of indexation and analysis of hedge funds. HFR Database, the most comprehensive resource available for hedge fund investors, includes fund-level detail on historical performance and assets, as well as firm characteristics on both the broadest and most influential hedge fund managers. HFR has developed the industry's most detailed fund classification system, enabling granular and specific queries for relative performance measurement, peer group analysis and benchmarking.

HFR produces over 100 indices of hedge fund performance ranging from industry-aggregate levels down to specific, niche areas of sub-strategy and regional investment focus. With performance dating back to 1990, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index is the industry's most widely used standard benchmark of hedge fund performance globally. The HFR suite of Analysis Products leverages the HFR Database to provide detailed, current, comprehensive and relevant aggregate reference points on all facets of the hedge fund industry. HFR also offers consulting services for clients seeking customized top-level or more nuanced analysis.

For the hedge fund industry's leading investors and hedge fund managers, Hedge Fund Research is The Institutional Standard.

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Executive Biographies

Joseph G. Nicholas, CEO
Founder and Chairman
HFR Group L.L.C.

Joseph G. Nicholas is Founder and Chairman of HFR Group L.L.C. and its affiliated companies. The HFR companies specialize in alternative investments, providing investment products and advisory and research services. HFR Group includes HFR (Hedge Fund Research), HFR Asset Management, L.L.C., and Fund Solutions. HFR Asset Management, is a SEC Registered Investment Adviser with offices in Chicago, Miami and London, specializing in fund of funds management, index funds management, product structuring, trading manager selection and risk management. HFR is the established global industry leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global hedge fund industry. Fund Solutions, LLC provides full back-office administrative support and risk management services to the HFR platform of managed accounts as well as to other off-platform hedge funds and fund of funds. HFR Asset Management was named Fund of Funds Leader of the Year at the 2004 Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Mr. Nicholas is author of Hedge Fund of Funds Investing (Bloomberg Press; December 2003); Market Neutral Investing (Bloomberg Press: August 2000); Investing in Hedge Funds: Revised and Updated Edition (Bloomberg Press: August 2005) among others. Mr. Nicholas is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to alternative investments. Mr. Nicholas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.

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Kenneth J. Heinz, President
Hedge Fund Research, Inc.

Kenneth J. Heinz, CFA is the President of Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR) and is a leading authority on the global hedge fund industry. Mr. Heinz manages HFR's industry leading hedge fund index business, including the HFRI, HFRX, HFRU and HFRL Indices. Mr. Heinz has provided specialized consulting services to the industry's most significant institutional investors globally and has worked directly with thousands of managers, including many of the industry's most influential firms. He has also contributed authoritative research and commentary to some of the industry's best-known conferences and organizations, having provided keynote presentations at or for the following: Cayman Islands Alternative Investment Summit, GAIM (Monaco), the SwissFunds Association (SFA), University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Alternative Investment Council of Switzerland (AIC), University of Chicago Center for Research and Security Prices (CRSP), Skybridge Conference (Las Vegas), Money Talks (China) and various CFA Society Events. He is also a highly sought-after source of expert commentary for leading media outlets Including the Fox Business News, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Financial Times (FT), Dow Jones Newswires, CNBC (U.S., European, Asian), New York Times, London Times, the Guardian, CNN, Fortune, Time, Pensions & Investments, Barron's, the Nikkei, Bloomberg and many more.

Mr. Heinz has a Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in Econometrics and Statistics and is a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr. Heinz holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois, with a concentration in Finance, Business Finance, Investments and Financial Institutions. Mr. Heinz also has experience as a trading member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Board of Options Exchange.

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HFR In The Press
HFR company President, Kenneth Heinz, was a recent subject of the Face to Face column of Pensions & Investments magazine.

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