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13 May 2009

BNY Mellon is Hedge Fund Administrator of The Year, Wins 7 Awards

Along with an award for Hedge Fund Administrator of the year for their alternative investment services (AIS), the Bank of New York Mellon received 6 other awards at the International Custody & Fund Administration (ICFA) Global Awards 2009 in London.

BNY Mellon also received the award for White Paper of The Year for 'Inside the Engine Room', published in June 2008, which examined the operational challenges and opportunities for Nordic institutions.

The Global Awards judging panel included Dr Werner Frey, CEO of the European Securities Forum and Angela Knight, CEO of The British Bankers Association.

"Receiving both the Hedge Fund Administrator and Broker Dealer Custody & Clearing Provider awards shows that the industry has a profound appreciation of how we continue to meet the needs of our clients as their business models converge and evolve." Art Certosimo, Head of Alternative Investment & Broker-Dealer Services, said, "We are offering a unique combination of administration, custody, collateral management and liquidity services that enables our clients to deliver the services and transparency that investors are seeking."

QPRC Patent Asset Hedge Fund Launch

Intellectual Property Asset Manager, Quest Patent Research Corporation, (QPRC) has entered into an exclusive capital management agreement with a newly formed Delaware limited liability company, PSI Capital Management, LLC. (PSI) to launch a new patent asset hedge fund, Patent Strategies I Fund, LP.

Domiciled in New York, with $250,000 as minimum investment, the fund has a 2% management fee, a 2 year lockup period and JP Morgan Chase as custodian. The launch comes with a new website.

Jon Scahill, QPRC President, and Joby A. Hughes, minority PSI owner will serve as the Principals of PSI. Under the terms of the agreement, QPRC, through PSI, will be solely responsible for researching, selecting and monitoring investments and deciding on when and how much to invest or withdraw from a particular investment. The new fund has an investment strategy of acquiring interests in patent assets and generating revenues from licensing activities relating to patent assets.

"QPRC’s management provides a unique resource for taking on intellectual property assets at any stage in their development." Hughes said, "As a market leader in the development of early stage intellectual property, QPRC is already in a position to manage and commercialize those types of assets. PSI provides QPRC additional financial resources to develop a wider array of assets to their fullest potential. It is exciting and an honor to be included in this next phase for QPRC.”

“Collaboration on this initiative with an individual of such caliber and performance as Hughes is a tremendous value." Scahill said, "This new partnership will further our ability to provide shareholders participation in a dynamic asset class, uncorrelated to the broader market.”