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1 May 2007

$99 Billion Company Hires Hedge Fund Manager

Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. announced the appointment of hedge fund manager, Thomas Juterbock, as Senior Portfolio Manager at Nikko Alternative Asset Management Inc., a New York-based subsidiary of Nikko AM Tokyo.

Juterbock said, "I am thrilled to join the Nikko AM team. With the line between 'traditional' and 'alternative' investment blurring and with the shifting demographics of investment flows, international asset management is at a very interesting crossroads. I see Nikko AM as uniquely positioned to capitalize upon these trends and I look forward to working with the Nikko AM team to help realize the full potential of this new opportunity set."

Juterbock will be a member of Nikko AM's Global Investment Committee and will report to Masayuki Ishihara, Global Head of Fixed Income. Prior to joining Nikko AM, Juterbock acted as founder, principal owner, CEO and CIO of Fairstream Capital hedge fund management group. Juterbock has over 20 years of experience in trading and risk management at Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director from January 1990 to May 2005.

At Nikko AM, Juterbock and his Fairstream team of six will seek ways to employ Fairstream's global macro investment process to the broader array of Nikko AM products, while helping to expand Nikko AM's product offerings worldwide.

Nikko AM is a leading asset management group headquartered in Japan. Established over 45 years ago, the company has $99.1 billion in assets under management, its investment trusts are distributed through a network of approximately 200 partner securities companies and banks. Nikko AM employs over 550 people in Tokyo, New York, London and Singapore.

100 Women in Hedge Funds Awards

100 Women in Hedge Funds is today presenting their 5th Anniversary event, Raising Capital: Keys to success and new trends in the industry, in Stamford, CT. The event is hosted by UBS Investment Bank and All Bar None.

The speaker, Bill Brown, UBS Head and Chief Investment Officer, will discuss the role of raising capital for hedge funds and the challenges in the current environment. The invited speakers have experience in successfully raising capital for hedge funds and knowledge of the market.

100 Women in Hedge Funds offers events in numerous cities across the globe. On May 2 they are hosting an Inaugural Networking Event in Geneva and also coming up is the inaugural 100 Women in Hedge Funds London Gala, which will be held June 13, 2007 at the Royal Courts of Justice, London for benefit of The Prince's Trust.

Hedge fund managers Gay Huey Evans of Tribeca Global Management, and Michael Hintze of CQS, will be honored the Gala.Huey Evans will receive the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' European Industry Leadership award. Huey Evans is President of Tribeca Global Management (Europe), Citi's Alternative Investment's hedge fund platform. She has helped build out Tribeca into a premier multi-strategy hedge fund platform within Citigroup.

Hintze, who is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CQS, will receive the 100 Women in Hedge Funds' European Effecting Change award for his philanthropic activity. Hintze established CQS in 1999 and the firm, one of the largest hedge funds in Europe, now manages over US$6 billion. Over the last several years, the Hintze Family Charitable Foundation has made awards to educational and health programs, and the Arts, including The Prince's Trust, The Prince's Foundation, Trinity Hospice, The Evelina Children's Trust, the Victoria and Albert Museum's Sculpture Galleries, the Vatican Museums' Pauline Chapel and the University of Sydney.