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Northern Trust Appointed by Alpine Global Master Fund

Hedge Fund Administration and Middle Office Outsourcing Services Provided for New Fund

Hong Kong, February 13, 2017 —

Alpine Global Master Fund, a long/short market-neutral hedge fund, has appointed Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) to provide hedge fund administration services and middle office outsourcing.

The fund has a fundamental based quantitative investment methodology and is managed by BOCOM International Asset Management Limited, with Huatai-Pinebridge Fund Management Co., Ltd. as the investment advisor.

Managing Director of Alpine Global fund Liang Shi said: “One of the main reasons we selected Northern Trust was its industry-leading robust technology and its experience in servicing complex offshore fund structures. Northern Trust provides the Fund with a unique solution that suits its needs, enabling the fund manager and advisor to concentrate their efforts on generating returns for investors.”

“We are delighted to be appointed by Alpine Global Master Fund,” said Ali Sheikh, head of hedge fund services, Asia-Pacific at Northern Trust. “Across the region, we see evolving demands from hedge funds and are well placed to cater to industry movements through our knowledge and expertise. Our client-driven solutions are designed to meet the complex needs of hedge fund clients and enable them to focus on their core business.”

Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services provides unique solutions to the asset management industry through its ability to streamline the interactions between all parties involved and improve efficiencies between administrators, prime brokers, counterparties, fund managers, asset owners and investors. Capabilities include comprehensive middle office and administration services, specializing in trade processing, valuation, real-time reporting, cash management, accounting, collateral management and investor servicing.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 22 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2016, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.7 trillion, and assets under management of US$942 billion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
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About BOCOM International Asset Management Limited
Headquartered in Shanghai, Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. is the first nationwide, state-owned joint-stock commercial bank in China with both national and global coverage. BOCOM International Asset Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary under Bank of Communications Co., Ltd mainly responsible for the investment operations of asset management businesses, research and development of relevant products and service systems, with SFC licenses pursuant to the SFO to carry on Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 4 (advising on securities) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities with CE Number APH797.

About Huatai-PineBridge Mutual Fund Management Co., Ltd. 
Huatai-PineBridge Fund Management Co. Ltd.(HTPB), established in 2004 in Shanghai, is a joint venture of Huatai Securities Co. Ltd. (49%), PineBridge Investments LLC (49%) and Suzhou New District Hi-tech Industrial Co. Ltd.(2%). The company has been devoted to providing high-quality investment tools and solutions for investors. The AUM of HTPB was 129.9bn RMB by the end of 2015 and ranked 19th among 105 mutual fund management firms. Currently HTPB is managing 46 public funds with distinctive investing styles. The comprehensive product line has covered, active quantitative funds, active equity funds, balanced funds, ETFs, QDII funds, bond funds and Money market funds as well as segregated accounts to satisfy differentiated demands of over 4 million investors.

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