Announcement of 2016 winners of the Swiss Alternative Funds Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, April 8th 2016

Swiss Alternative Funds Awards, April 7th, 2016

HedgePole, in cooperation with Hedgegate and Crossbow Partners, is delighted to announce the 2016 winners of the Swiss Alternative Funds Awards which have been named at yesterday’s 5th Swiss Asset Management Day in Pfaeffikon SZ:

Best Swiss Hedge Fund:

RAM (Lux) Long/Short European Equities Fund managed by RAM Active Investments

Best UCITS Hedge Fund:

Old Mutual UK Dynamic Equity Fund managed by Old Mutual Global Investors

Best Swiss Fund of Hedge Funds:

Multi Strategy SICAV – Pendulum managed by Notz, Stucki & Cie SA

Best Retail Fund of Hedge Funds:

HSBC GH Fund managed by HSBC Alternative Investments Ltd

The Swiss Alternative Funds Awards are regarded as some of the most prestigious and accurate awards in the hedge funds industry and represent an unbiased and sophisticated selection of the best of breed single strategy hedge funds and funds of funds relevant to Swiss investors.

The winning funds did pass through a rigorous quantitative and qualitative filter and were finally selected by a jury of designated and experienced industry experts. We would like to congratulate all of the 2016 winners and shortlisted nominees for this outstanding achievement within each awards category and we look forward to the awards of 2017.

For more details on the Swiss Alternative Funds Awards please visit our website: www.hedgepole.com/awards.

About HedgePole

HedgePole AG, founded in 2004, is a well-established financial services organization with focus on the
hedge funds and private equity funds price and reference data collection as well as middle office
operations. Our proprietary online data and technology platform HedgeData allows for maintenance of
hedge funds’ data and facilitates electronic data distribution between fund managers and authorized
parties on fully confidential basis. For further information, please visit www.hedgepole.com.

About Hedgegate

Hedgegate is the leading free accessible database for Swiss funds of hedge funds and is approved by the Swiss Financial Market Advisory Authority (FINMA) for electronic publication of investment funds. This multifunctional tool also contains several hundred FoHF for qualified investors, which can be accessed free of charge by registered qualified investors. Hedgegate belongs to Hedgeanalytics Ltd., a spin-out company of ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences). For further information, please visit www.hedgegate.com.

About Crossbow Partners

Crossbow Partners AG provides absolute-return investment solutions that help to diversify portfolios, protect the downside, and generate steady, uncorrelated returns. Crossbow was founded in 2002 by senior managers of large family offices who have been advising large private fortunes since the 90ies. The company is fully independent and entirely owned by its employees. Over the last years, the company has developed into a broader solution platform that offers macro advisory, multi-manager portfolios, trading strategies and an innovative Swiss equity product. For further information, please visit www.cbpartners.com.