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Executive Team

Joseph G. Nicholas

CEO, Founder and Chairman

Joseph G. Nicholas is Founder and Chairman of HFR Group LLC and its affiliated companies. The HFR companies specialize in alternative investments, providing investment products and advisory and research services. HFR Group includes Hedge Fund Research, Inc., and its subsidiaries, HFR Index, LLC, HFR Research, LLC, HFR Index Administration, LLC, and HFR Risk Premia Analytics, LLC. Also included is affiliates HFR Asset Management, LLC, and Fund Solutions, LLC. HFR, Inc. is the established global industry leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global hedge fund industry. HFR Asset Management, LLC is a SEC Registered Investment Adviser in Chicago specializing in fund of funds management, index funds management, product structuring, trading manager selection and risk management. Fund Solutions, LLC provides full back-office administrative support and risk management services to the HFR platform of managed accounts as well as to other off-platform hedge funds and fund of funds. HFR Asset Management, LLC was named Fund of Funds Leader of the Year at the 2004 Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Mr. Nicholas is author of Hedge Fund of Funds Investing (Bloomberg Press; December 2003); Market Neutral Investing (Bloomberg Press: August 2000); Investing in Hedge Funds: Revised and Updated Edition (Bloomberg Press: August 2005) among others. Mr. Nicholas is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to alternative investments. Mr. Nicholas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.