Alternative Investment Group Promotes Chris Ayton to Partner

By Alternative Investment Group Llc, PRNE
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SOUTHPORT, Connecticut, March 2, 2011 - Alternative Investment Group, an alternative investment management firm
that invests in long/short equity strategies, today announced they have
promoted Chris Ayton to Partner, effective January 1, 2011. Mr. Ayton was
previously Director of Investments, a position he has held since March 2008
when he joined the firm. He serves on the firm's six-person Investment
Committee. Mr. Ayton is based in London and is the first Partner based

Mr. Ayton, one of seven equity partners at the firm, will continue to
focus on identifying and evaluating European and Asian managers.

"The success of our firm is directly related to the quality of our
people, and Chris possesses the key attributes we look for in a Partner–deep
knowledge and experience in investment markets, in this case, European and
Asian markets," said David Storrs, Chief Executive Officer of Alternative
Investment Group. "He has done an outstanding job identifying excellent
investment managers throughout Europe and Asia, and these regions will
continue to be important to the firm looking ahead. I congratulate Chris on
his appointment."

Prior to joining Alternative Investment Group, Mr. Ayton spent 12 years
at Stamford Associates where he was most recently Head of Manager Research.
In his former role, he specialized in managers investing in Asia. He began
his career at Bacon & Woodrow. Mr. Ayton holds a Bsc. in Economics from
University of Southampton (UK).

About Alternative Investment Group

Founded in 1996, Alternative Investment Group is an independent
investment management firm headquartered in Southport, CT. Partner-owned, the
firm has a 15-year track record of investing with alternative asset managers
in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, please go to:

Catherine Jones or Monica Everett, ASC Advisors, +1-203-992-1230

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