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The hypothetical back-tested performance shown is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual performance of any client account. Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC ("Credit Suisse") does not represent that the hypothetical returns would be similar to actual performance had the firm actually managed the index or accounts in this manner.
Hypothetical, back-tested or simulated performances have many inherent limitations only some of which are described as follows: (i) It is designed with the benefit of hindsight, based on historical data, and does not reflect the impact that certain economic and market factors might have had on the decision-making process. No hypothetical, back-tested or simulated performance can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual performance. Therefore, it will invariably show positive rates of return. (ii) It does not reflect actual client asset trading and cannot accurately account for the ability to withstand losses. (iii) The information is based, in part, on hypothetical assumptions made for modeling purposes that may not be realized in the actual management of indices or accounts. No representation or warranty is made as to the reasonableness of the assumptions made or that all assumptions used in achieving the returns have been stated or fully considered. Assumption changes may have a material impact on the model returns presented. This material is not representative of any particular client’s experience. Investors should not assume that they will have an investment experience similar to the hypothetical, back-tested or simulated performance shown. There are frequently material differences between hypothetical, back-tested or simulated performance results and actual results subsequently achieved by any investment strategy.
Unlike an actual performance record based on trading actual client portfolios, hypothetical, back-tested or simulated results are achieved by means of the retroactive application of a back-tested model itself designed with the benefit of hindsight. Hypothetical, back-tested or simulated performance does not reflect the impact that material economic or market factors might have on an adviser's decision making process if the adviser were actually managing a client’s portfolio. The back-testing of performance differs from actual account performance because the investment strategy may be adjusted at any time, for any reason and can continue to be changed until desired or better performance results are achieved. The back-tested performance includes hypothetical results that do not reflect the reinvestment of dividends and other earnings or the deduction of advisory fees, brokerage or other commissions, and any other expenses that a client would have paid or actually paid. No representation is made that any index or account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. Alternative modeling techniques or assumptions might produce significantly different results and prove to be more appropriate. Past hypothetical, back-test or simulated results are neither indicators nor guarantees of future returns. In fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical, back-tested and simulated performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved. As a sophisticated investor, you accept and agree to use such information only for the purpose of discussing with Credit Suisse AG your preliminary interest in investing in the strategy described herein.