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18 May 2010

Hedge Fund Launch: QQP's Global Equity Strategies Fund

HedgeCo News - Luxembourg based Global Equity Strategies Fund (QQP) has launched operations today May 18th, 2010.

The new global long-short equity fund, has a member of the Hedge Fund Association (AIMA), TQ Capital Partners Limited (TQCP) as its investment advisor. The hedge fund
aims to achieve superior risk adjusted returns through a systematic investment strategy.

QQP is a Specialised Investment Fund (SIF) incorporated in Luxembourg as a SICAV and administered by Pictet & Cie (Europe) S.A. QQP is an open-end long-short equity investment fund authorised and regulated by the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

"We are proud to advise QQP on investment strategies which aim to generate superior risk-adjusted returns and to assist in creating a leading investment fund." The managing partners of TQCP stated.

TQCP is a London based long-short equity fund advisor authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA). TQCP has a global investment approach, combining top-down macro-economic analysis with bottom-up investment principles. A combination of quantitative and qualitative risk-management measures is applied to protect invested funds.

Chicago Hedge Fund Manager Showcase - "We are very excited about the turnout for our Chicago Manager Showcase." Evan Rapoport, Co-Founder of HedgeCo Networks said, "We had a nice mix of high net worth investors, family offices, fund of funds and institutions."

Each manager had five minutes to introduce themselves to the entire room, before breaking down into smaller groups. The interaction between the hedge fund managers and guests was successful and both parties seemed to be totally engaged.

The keynote speaker, Rob Stein, gave a dissertation on the current climate of the economy. Other speakers at the event included Steve Hall from Lattice Capital Management, Lonny Bernath from Headline Capital Management, Kevin Lennil from Exagroup, Bruce Bernstein from Rockmore Capital Management, and Kurt Hovan from Hovan Capital Management.

After the presentations, hedge fund managers, hosts and speakers mingled during a networking hour. Enjoying excellent food and an open bar, the social aspect of the event lasted longer than planned.

"There ended up being an 11 to 1 ratio of investors to fund managers, this is something you just don't see at other similar conferences. Our managers also really seemed to enjoy sitting down face to face with small groups of investors, rather than presenting to the whole room at once." Rapoport said.