CogentMarkets to Offer Alternative to Secondary Market Trading of Hedge Funds

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Cogent Investment Strategies, Inc. is pleased to announce the creation of CogentMarkets (http://www.cogentmarkets.com) a new web-based platform created to facilitate secondary trading of hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds. The website will offer qualified investors and institutions the ability to locate funds they wish to purchase or post funds they wish to sell in a bulletin board format with disclosure of bids and offers. The website will list both domestic (U.S.) and offshore funds and expects to have a global audience of the largest investors and financial institutions.

Cogent Investment Strategies, Inc. ("CASI") is pleased to announce the creation of CogentMarkets a new web-based platform created to facilitate secondary trading of hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds. The website will offer qualified investors and institutions the ability to locate funds they wish to purchase or post funds they wish to sell in a bulletin board format with disclosure of bids and offers. The website will list both domestic (U.S.) and offshore funds and expects to have a global audience of the largest investors and financial institutions.

Investors interested in learning more can register at the CogentMarkets website or e-mail us at support at cogentmarkets dot com.

CASI is owned by Glen Beigel and Robert Doeberl and has provided third-party marketing services to alternative investment funds since 1999. CASI is also affiliated with CogentHedge a hedge fund performance analysis database dedicated to providing comprehensive information on alternative investment products. Thomas Prunty has recently joined CASI. Prior to joining us, Tom was the Global Head of Fund Derivative Sales for BNP Paribas and prior to that held positions running a client service team and an operations group for fund derivatives at BNP. Tom will be principally responsible for operating CogentMarkets and its activities. Combined, Glen, Bob and Tom have over 60 years experience working in the alternative investment space and have developed extensive and deep relationships across the industry. We believe we can utilize these to effectively bring buyers and sellers together with the objective of enhancing liquidity in the marketplace.

Note: Transactions are not consummated on the website. Rather, CASI seeks to introduce interested buyers and sellers so that they may finalize transactions.

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