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Citi Awarded Mandate to Provide Hedge Fund Middle and Back Office Services for Guggenheim Investment Advisory

New York, NY - April 18, 2012 – Citi has been awarded a mandate from Guggenheim Investment Advisory, a division of Guggenheim Partners, to provide a complete suite of services including middle office, fund administration and custody for Guggenheim’s hedge fund investment platform.

"We are pleased to be working with Citi because of their deep understanding of our business and robust technology that offers us customized end-to-end solutions to our unique middle office, administration and custodial needs," said Dina DiLorenzo, Managing Director, Guggenheim Investment Advisory.

As investment managers worldwide launch new funds and accelerate the growth of their business, Citi helps them extend and enhance their operational capabilities so they can focus on making investment decisions and raising assets. Citi’s service platform for alternative managers provides administration, operations, technology and data management capabilities to enhance and support an asset manager’s front and middle office activities.

"We were able to leverage our hedge single manager and fund of funds capabilities to create a service solution adapted to Guggenheim’s open architecture model," said Neeraj Sahai, Global Head, Securities and Fund Services, Citi. "We look forward to continuing to support Guggenheim’s ability to innovate and bring new products to market."

Citi OpenInvestorSM is the investment services solution for today’s diversified investor, combining specialized expertise, comprehensive capabilities and the power of Citi’s global network to help clients meet performance objectives across asset classes, strategies, and geographies. With an on-the-ground presence in over 95 countries and over $13 trillion in assets under custody, Citi offers award winning service and unmatched scale. Citi provides complete investment services for institutional, alternative, and wealth managers delivering middle office, fund services, custody, investing and financing solutions focused on clients’ specific challenges, customized to their individual needs.

Transaction Services, a division of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, offers integrated cash management, trade, and securities and fund services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. With a network that spans more than 95 countries, Citi’s Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the first quarter of 2012, it held on average $377 billion in liability balances and $13 trillion in assets under custody.

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About Citi
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About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients across North America, Europe and Asia from more than 25 offices in 10 countries. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.