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Return figures are based on the Class F units for HCP Global Financials Market Neutral Fund (“GFMN”), Class D lead units for Hamilton Capital Global Financials Fund LP (“HCGF”) and Class D lead units for HCP European Bank Fund LP (“EBF”, and collectively, the “Funds”) and are net of management fees, performance fees (if any), trailing commissions (if any) and expenses. Other classes may have different fees and minimum investments. Any indicated rates of return are the historical annual or year-to-date compounded returns, including changes in security value and reinvestment of all distributions and does not take into account any applicable redemption charges or income taxes payable by any security holder that would have reduced returns.
The S&P 500 Index (“SPX”) is a widely known capitalization-weighted equity index of U.S. large-cap companies. The S&P 500 Financials Index (“S5FINL”, “U.S. Financials”) is a sub-set of the S&P 500 Index of those U.S. companies classified as financials by global industry classification standards (“GICS”). The S&P/TSX Financials Index (“STFINL”, “Canadian Financials”) is a sub-set of the S&P/TSX Index of those Canadian companies classified as financials by GICS. The S&P Global 1200 Financials Index (“SGFS”, “Global Financials”) is a sub-set of the S&P Global 1200 Index of those companies classified as financials by GICS. The KBW Bank Index (“BKX”) is a modified capitalization-weighted equity index of 24 U.S. large-cap banks, including money centers and large regionals. The S&P/TSX Diversified Banks Index (“STDBNK”, “Canadian banks”) is a sub-set of the S&P/TSX Index of those Canadian companies classified as diversified banks by global industry classification standards (“GICS”). The HFRX EH: Equity Market Neutral Index (“HFRX EMN”) is a hedge fund index constructed based on a portfolio of global equity market neutral strategies by Hedge Fund Research, Inc.
The STOXX Europe 600 Banks Index (“SX7P”, “European Banks”) is a capitalization-weighted equity index which includes European companies involved in the banking sector. This index is denominated in euros, and hence its returns are influenced both by movements in the underlying stocks, as well as the movement in the currency of the various stocks versus the euro.
The S&P/TSX Index (“SPTSX”) is a widely known capitalization-weighted equity index of Canadian companies. The S&P Global 1200 Index (“SPGLOB”) is a composite index of seven regional/country indices: S&P 500, S&P Europe 350, S&P/TOPIX 150 (Japan), S&P TSX 60 (Canada), S&P/ASX 50 (Australia), S&P Asia 50 and S&P Latin America 40. The MSCI World Banks Index (“MSCI World Banks”, “MXWO0BK”) is a free float equity-weighted index of bank stocks from over twenty developed market countries. The KBW Regional Banking Index (“KRX”) is a modified capitalization-weighted equity index of 50 U.S. regional mid-cap banks. The KBW Nasdaq Global Bank Index (“GBKXN”,”Global Banks Index”) is an equally weighted index designed to track the performance of the world’s leading banks that have been classified as Globally Systematically Important by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
Hamilton Capital does not invest in all or necessarily any of the securities that compose these indices.
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