RBC Hedge 250 Index Announces February Result

For the month of February 2009 the RBC Hedge 250 Index(R) had a net return of 0.62%. This brings the year to date return of the Index to 0.63%. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle

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For the month of February 2009 the RBC Hedge 250 Index(R) had a net return of -0.62%. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 0.63%. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month. The return for January 2009 has been finalized at 1.27%.

The RBC Hedge 250 Index is an investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry. The Index operates in accordance with a unique construction methodology. Comprised of more than 250 actual hedge funds, the RBC Hedge 250 Index is positioned as diversified and representative investable index. The Universe on which the Index is based currently consists of 5,695 hedge funds (excludes funds of hedge funds) with aggregate assets under management of $1.200 trillion.

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