HEDGEFUND.NET HARNESSES FRACTAL:EDGE VISUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY

For A True Picture of the Hedge Fund Industry

London, UK – 8th February 2006 – HedgeFund.net (HFN) and Fractal:Edge have joined forces to bring hedge fund investors the first hedge fund analysis tool which leverages the power of advanced visualization software. This revolutionary new approach allows HFN investors quickly and accurately to identify valuable patterns, trends & outliers within the monthly investment performance information flowing into HFN from the $1 trillion hedge fund industry. Fractal:Edge’s Fractal Map visualization software creates interactive pictures of the hedge fund industry. These assist HFN’s institutional and high-net-worth users in the important task of identifying unique hedge fund investment opportunities for follow-up from the more than 5,300 hedge funds and commodity trading advisors that report monthly to HFN.

The HFN Fractal Map allows users rapidly to locate funds in HFN’s database that are generating significant returns through the use of visual cues to spotlight well-performing investment regions, hedge fund strategies and ultimately individual funds. Fractal Maps identify points of interest within the vast expanse of the hedge fund universe, and allow an investor to explore these areas with efficiency and ease. HFN joins the ranks of industry leading Fractal:Edge clients including top-tier investment banks like Citigroup, brokers such as CLSA and world class financial information providers like Standard & Poors using this powerful patented visualization technology to enable traders and investors to understand a vast amount of complex data at a glance – speeding the decisions that maximize business results.

“The introduction of Fractal Maps to our database of hedge funds, provides our users with improved search functionality,” said Don Cacciapaglia, chairman and chief executive officer of Channel Capital Group Inc., the parent company of HFN. “As the number of hedge funds increases and strategies become more esoteric, this new visualization software will allow our users to identify patterns that emerge in the hedge fund industry and drill down to the funds in which they are most interested.

“The HFN Fractal Map solution is an exciting example of how our interactive visualization software drives business results for users of large sets of data,” said Richard Laughton, chief executive officer of Fractal Edge. “We’re confident that HFN’s users will find they have greater interactivity with, and understanding of, the broad, deep and robust data that HFN delivers.”

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