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New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Commentary Offers Insight into September Hedge Fund Performance

 New Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Commentary Offers Insight into
                       September Hedge Fund Performance

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2012

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund
Index finished up 1.04% in September. A new monthly commentary offers insight
into hedge fund performance through the month of September. Some key findings
from the report include:

  oHedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index,
    finished September up 1.04%, with 8 out of 10 strategies in positive
    territory;
  oIn total, the industry saw estimated outflows of approximately $1.5
    billion in September, bringing overall assets under management for the
    industry to approximately $1.77 trillion;
  oThe Fixed Income Arbitrage and Equity Market Neutral sectors experienced
    the largest asset inflows on a percentage basis, with inflows in September
    equal to 0.95% and 0.71% of the August 2012 levels, respectively;
  oEvent Driven funds generated positive performance in September, with
    continued strength in both credit and equity markets based on a
    demand-driven rally; and
  oLong/Short Equity funds delivered another month of positive performance in
    September, making it the fourth consecutive positive month for both the
    strategy and equity markets. Performance during the month was led by
    select positions in large cap banks, which performed positively for
    managers on the long side in addition to a number of Consumer
    Discretionary and Healthcare positions.

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Industry commentaries and publications are available in the "News" section of
our website, www.hedgeindex.com. Click here to view the full report which
includes an overview of August hedge fund performance, in-depth commentary on
individual hedge fund sectors and hedge fund return dispersion statistics for
each strategy.

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Credit Suisse AG

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers
and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as
'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its
combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and
asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive
solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and
high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in
Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50
countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 48,200 people. The
registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse
Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary
Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found
at www.credit-suisse.com.

Asset Management

In its Asset Management business, Credit Suisse offers products across a broad
spectrum of investment classes, including hedge funds, credit, index, real
estate, commodities and private equity products, as well as multi-asset class
solutions, which include equities and fixed income products. Credit Suisse's
Asset Management business manages portfolios, mutual funds and other
investment vehicles for a broad spectrum of clients ranging from governments,
institutions and corporations to private individuals. With offices focused on
asset management in 19 countries, Credit Suisse's Asset Management business is
operated as a globally integrated network to deliver the bank's best
investment ideas and capabilities to clients around the world.

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jurisdictions or to all client types.

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trends as of the original date of this document), which can be identified by
the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "should",
"expect", "anticipate", "target", "project", "estimate", "intend", "continue"
or "believe", or the negatives thereof or other variations thereon or
comparable terminology. Due to various risks and uncertainties beyond our
control, actual events, results or performance may differ materially from
those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. Readers
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has no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements in this
document.

This document was produced by and the opinions expressed are those of Credit
Suisse as of the date of writing and are subject to change without obligation
to update. It has been prepared solely for information purposes and for the
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on behalf of Credit Suisse to any person to buy or sell any security. Any
reference to past performance is not a guide or indicator to future
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SOURCE Credit Suisse AG

Website: http://www.credit-suisse.com
Contact: Credit Suisse, Katherine Herring, Corporate Communications,
+1-212-325-7545, katherine.herring@credit-suisse.com; or S&P Dow Jones
Indices, Dave Guarino, +1-212-438-1471, dave_guarino@spdji.com