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RBC Hedge 250 Index up 1.06% (est.) in August, 3.81% YTD

Friday, September 14, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - RBC Capital Markets today reported that for the month of August 2012 the RBC Hedge 250 Index® had a net return of 1.06 per cent. This brings the year-to-date return of the Index to 3.81 per cent. These returns are estimated and will be finalized by the middle of next month. The return for July 2012 has been finalized at 0.75 per cent.

The RBC Hedge 250 Index is a non-investable benchmark of the performance of the hedge fund industry. The Index operates in accordance with a unique construction methodology. The Universe on which the Index is based currently consists of 4,257 hedge funds (excludes funds of hedge funds) with aggregate assets under management of $1.032 trillion.

Press release and performance table: www.rbchedge250.com

For more information about the RBC Hedge 250 Index, including historical performance information, please visit www.rbchedge250.com

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