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PLATINUM LEVEL

BlackRock

www.blackrock.com

BlackRock is a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients worldwide. At December 31, 2013, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.324 trillion. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. Headquartered in New York City, as of December 31, 2013, the firm had approximately 11,400 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in key global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.

UBS

www.ubs.com

UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. Its business strategy is centered on its pre-eminent global wealth management businesses and its leading universal bank in Switzerland, complemented by its Global Asset Management business and its Investment Bank, with a focus on capital efficiency and businesses that offer a superior structural growth and profitability outlook. Headquartered in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland, UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide and employs about 60,000 people around the world. It has offices in more than 50 countries, with about 35% of its employees working in the Americas, 36% in Switzerland, 17% in the rest of Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 12% in Asia Pacific.

GOLD LEVEL

Allianz Global Investors

www.allianzgi.com/

Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 24 offices in 18 countries, we provide global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery.
We have $496 billion in assets under management for individuals, families and institutions worldwide, and employ over 500 investment professionals. At Allianz Global Investors, we follow a two-word philosophy: Understand. Act. It describes how we look at the world and how we behave. We aim to stand out as the investment partner our clients trust by listening closely to understand their challenges, then acting decisively to provide them with solutions that meet their needs.

Bloomberg

www.bloomberg.com

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Citi

www.citi.com

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

Deloitte

www.deloitte.com/us/im

Deloitte’s Hedge Fund practice is a global industry leader working with clients to address issues critical to their business, growth strategy, and their investors. We are committed to being the best professional services firm serving the hedge fund industry which is demonstrated through our investment in our people and our world-class client service model. Deloitte’s global Hedge Fund practice can help solve the most difficult challenges, assist hedge funds in achieving both immediate and long term goals, and provide an independent, strategic perspec­tive.

KKR

www.kkr.com

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation at the asset level. KKR sees tremendous value in and is strongly committed to having a well-rounded, inclusive workplace – one that is reflective of the limited partners we serve, the companies and other stakeholders we partner with, and the communities in which we live and conduct business. KKR invests its own capital alongside its partners’ capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds.

KPMG

kpmg.com

Around the globe, KPMG member firms have 10,000 professionals in 60 international jurisdictions serving investment funds. Our worldwide Alternative Investment member firm network is comprised of more than 10,000 Audit, Tax, and Advisory professionals, including 800 partners, who focus on serving alternative funds and their sponsors in all of the significant industry locations.

Maples

www.maplesandcalder.com/

Maples and Calder is a leading international corporate and finance law firm advising on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. The firm’s affiliated organisation, MaplesFS, provides specialised fiduciary, corporate and administration services to finance vehicles and funds.

With over 1500 staff worldwide, the Maples group has offices in Bermuda, Boston, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Delaware, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Montreal, the Netherlands, New York, San Francisco and Singapore.

Morgan Stanley

www.morganstanley.com

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services.  With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

Nuveen Investments

www.nuveen.com/

Nuveen Investments is guided by a deep commitment to securing lasting value for investors and the financial advisors who serve them. Since 1898, the firm has been a steadfast presence in rapidly changing markets, emerging as a trusted leader in mutual funds, closed-end funds, and separately managed accounts. Today, Nuveen Investments delivers excellence across every major asset class, drawing upon the focused expertise of seven independent affiliates. Each affiliate offers a world-class institutional reputation and proven ability to deliver strong, consistent results over market cycles. Nuveen Investments manages more than $214 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013.

PAAMCO

www.paamco.com/

PAAMCO is a leading institutional investment firm dedicated to offering alternative investment solutions to the world’s preeminent investors. Since its founding in 2000, PAAMCO has focused on investing on behalf of its clients while striving to raise the standard for industry-wide best practices.
​Headquartered in Irvine, California with a global footprint that extends across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, PAAMCO’s clients include large public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, endowments, insurance companies and financial institutions. The firm is known for its completeAlphaTM approach to hedged investing which focuses on delivering performance from early-stage opportunities, controlling costs, and protecting client assets. In addition, it offers long-only active equity investing in select emerging markets through PAAMCO Miren.

PIMCO

www.pimco.com/

PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.
We manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and individuals. The institutions we serve include corporations, central banks, universities, endowments and foundations, and public and private pension and retirement plans. We also serve advisors and individuals set on personal financial goals, from preparing for retirement to funding higher education.
For more than four decades, our mission has been grounded in a holistic investment process designed to apply rigorous top-down and bottom-up analysis of inputs to identify investment opportunities and risks. Since our founding in Newport Beach, California, in 1971, we have grown into a team of more than 2,200 dedicated professionals, with offices in 11 countries and trading operations in North America, Europe and Asia. We have an established reputation of innovation, and we continue to evolve as a provider of investment solutions across all asset classes.

Point 72 Asset Management

www.Point72.com

Point72 Asset Management is a family office managing the assets of its founder, Steven A. Cohen, and eligible employees. Point72 primarily invests in discretionary long/short equities and makes significant quantitative and macro investments. The Firm’s long/short investment divisions are Point72 Asset Management and EverPoint Asset Management. Cubist Systematic Strategies is its quantitative business, and Rubric Capital is its deep value, multi-strategy business. The Firm is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and maintains offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore. Point72 Asset Management, L.P. is a family office and does not seek, solicit or accept any external investments.

Wellington Management

Tracing our history to 1928, Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With US$969 billion in assets under management as of 30 June 2016, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 55 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of rigorous, proprietary research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We seek to maintain a talented and diverse workforce and to foster an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity, because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. We welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.