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2 Jul 2009

Viathon Capital Launches New Credit Hedge Fund

Viathon Capital, LP has officially launched the Whitewater Master Fund, LP, a credit opportunity fund focused on non-correlated absolute returns.

Employing a fundamental, credit-intensive research process in order to identify long and short investment opportunities in the United States and Europe, the hedge fund’s objective is to seek long term capital appreciation by investing in high yield and investment grade corporate bonds and bank debt.

As part of this launch, Viathon Capital has affiliates of Citigroup Alternative Investments, LLC (CAI) as its seed investor in this new fund. The fund launched in May of 2009 with $50 million in capital and had a net return of +0.92 % for the month of May and estimates +2.10% for June bringing it’s inception to date return to approximately +3.02%.

Viathon Capital's team includes four investment professionals and two
trade support/back office personnel with backgrounds from Marathon Asset Management,
Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Neuberger Berman, SAC/Sigma, Providence Investment
Management and Lehman Brothers.

Swiss Hedge Fund Manager's Indice Tops Charts

Hedge fund performance specialist Alternative-Index Ltd., fully owned by hedge fund manager, Salus Alpha Group AG, reported that the Relative Value Index (RVX) is the top performing Alternative Investment Indices (AI-Index) in June 2009 with a month-to-date performance of +0.52% listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.

The RVX outperformed the German equity index for the month to date by +1.49%.

The Relative Value Index is an investable benchmark of the performance of the Alternative Investment Sub-Strategies Fixed Income Arbitrage, Long/Short Credit and Convertible Bond Arbitrage.

The Alternative Investment Indices target to offer investors an unbiased reference of the performance of alternative asset classes. Daily index prices are calculated by the Vienna Stock Exchange, and are also available via Reuters, Bloomberg and other data terminals.

Salus Alpha Group AG is a Swiss Alternative Investment expert and manages capital for institutional clients and High Net Worth Individuals since 2002. The Group was the first Asset Manager worldwide to introduce a synthetic fund of hedge funds as a UCITS fund in 2003.