Van Hedge Fund Advisors Seeks EVP-Sales/President - 01/25/02

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, January 25, 2002 - Van Hedge Fund Advisors International, Inc. (?VAN?) announced today that it was adding a very senior position to top management. CEO Steven Lonsdorf stated, ?This is a great time for hedge funds and we see even better days ahead. We need to add a very senior executive to enable us to capitalize on the increasing number of opportunities presented to us.?

Lonsdorf said the successful candidate is expected to join as Executive Vice President- Sales and Marketing. The individual may then be promoted to President, upon accomplishing initial objectives. Lonsdorf added that VAN expects the successful candidate to achieve financial independence within several years due to equity participation and a strong compensation package.

He added, ?The individual will need to have had successful experience in selling alternative investments to institutions, preferably including international experience, as well as, ideally, a background in managing others, in recruiting agents, in designing alternative investment products, and knowledge of hedge funds.?

The company requested that interested applicants contact the Chairman, G.P. Van, by e-mail, fax or snail mail, and not by telephone.

VAN is a pioneer in today?s hedge fund industry and one of the best-known alternative investment companies worldwide. An affiliate of the company maintains what it believes to be the largest hedge fund database and has used it, over the years, to do pioneering research on the reward-risk characteristics of hedge funds. The company also used the database to produce one of the first broad-based groups of hedge fund indices which it continues to publish today. VAN introduces U.S. and international institutions, family offices and individuals to specific hedge funds and also provides customized funds of funds and portfolios to clients.