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January 17, 2007

Media Release
 
Credit Suisse/Tremont Blue Chip Investable Hedge Fund Index more than Doubles in Returns from 2005 and Finishes 2006 up 9.51%
The Emerging Markets Sector Invest Index Was the Best Performing Index in 2006 - Up 24.17%
 
New York, January 17, 2006 Credit Suisse/Tremont released today its year-end performance review for 2006, revealing positive news for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Blue Chip Investable Hedge Fund Index that finished the year with annual returns of 9.51%, according to Oliver Schupp, President of the Credit Suisse Tremont Index, LLC.

 

“We are pleased to present our annual review analyzing the performance of the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Indices for 2006,” said Mr. Schupp. “Hedge funds experienced a stronger than expected year thanks to a favorable market environment that allowed the majority of hedge fund strategies to produce positive end of year results. Record highs in global markets, mergers and acquisition activity, a stronger than expected earnings season, a pause in the continual rise of interest rates by the Federal Reserve, high energy prices and volatility fluctuations all contributed positively to hedge fund performance for 2006.

Highlights for all Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Indices in 2006 include:
 

  • Consistent positive performance of the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index leading to a strong year for index-linked products, due to the first and last quarters.
  • The Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index tracking portfolio had a 0.98 correlation with the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index.
  • For the Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, Emerging Markets, Event Driven and Multi-Strategy were the top performing sectors for the year.
  • The Credit Suisse/Tremont Blue Chip Investable Hedge Fund Index posted positive returns for every month in the first and last quarters of this year.
  • Nine of the ten Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Indices performed positively for the year.
  • Convertible Arbitrage and Event Driven all brought positive returns for every month of the year for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Indices.
  • Convertible Arbitrage, Emerging Markets, Event Driven, Long/Short Equity and Multi-Strategy ended the year with double digit returns for the Credit Suisse/Tremont Sector Invest Indices.
  • Year-to-date INVX outperformed, on a gross basis*, several competing investable indices. The INVX finished 2006 up 10.44%, as compared to the Hedge Fund Research HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index (“HFRX”), up 9.26% and the MSCI Hedge Invest Index (“MSCI”) that was up 7.63%.
     

The full year-end performance review is available on the News and Press section of our website, www.hedgeindex.com.

*INVX returns are presented gross of a 0.07% monthly management fee. Sources: All performance data shown above is taken from Credit Suisse Tremont Index LLC, www.hedgeindex.com, www.msci.com, www.hfr.com. MSCI and HFR Index data was obtained from publicly available sources. Credit Suisse Tremont LLC does not guarantee the accuracy of such data

Category* YTD 06
Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index 13.86%
Credit Suisse/Tremont Blue Chip Investable Hedge Fund Index 9.51%
Sector Invest Convertible Arbitrage 12.30%
Sector Invest Dedicated Short Bias -6.19%
Sector Invest Emerging Markets 24.17%
Sector Invest Equity Market Neutral 6.13%
Sector Invest Event Driven 14.98%
Sector Invest Fixed Income Arbitrage 5.57%
Sector Invest Global Macro 1.15%
Sector Invest Long/Short Equity 11.68%
Sector Invest Managed Futures 5.85%
Sector Invest Multi-Strategy 13.35%

* Returns for INVX and the Sector Invest Indices are presented net of fees, while the Broad Index is presented on a gross basis.

Information

Oliver Schupp, Credit Suisse, telephone 212 538 8179, oliver.schupp@credit-suisse.com
Meg Bode, Bode Associates, telephone 516 869 6610, meg@bodeassociates.com
John Gallagher, Credit Suisse, telephone 212 325 0932, john.t.gallagher@credit-suisse.com

Tremont Group Holdings, Inc.
Tremont Group Holdings, Inc. is a leading hedge fund asset management firm, which provides and manages investment products and customized portfolios, and offers related services, on a worldwide basis. Currently managing approximately $8 billion in assets, Tremont maintains offices in Rye, New York; London; Toronto and Hong Kong.

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