Decision in the procurement for Strategic Hedge Fund Partner

In the procurement for Strategic Hedge Fund Partner ( 2010:33.EXT) Första AP-fonden has decided to approve the following managers

AQR Capital Management
BlackRock Alternative Advisors
Blackstone Alternative Asset Management
Fauchier Partners Management
Mesirow Advanced Strategies
Protégé Partners
The Bornhoft Group

This decision means that the managers have been approved as Strategic Hedge Fund Partner to Första AP-Fonden. Funding will be decided separately.

This decision is motivated by the following

The selected managers will give the fund good flexibility and portfolio diversification together with a high expected risk-adjusted return net of costs. The managers complement each other well in terms of investment styles and risk profiles and will thereby contribute to the diversification of the portfolio.