Although there are a number of other industry indices, the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index is the first independently derived and confirmed index, which ensures it is verified and does not have selection bias. The index is based on hedge funds administered by SS&C GlobeOp and excludes managed funds, daily/weekly/quarterly, funds with suspended NAVs, and fund of funds. The index includes a diverse universe of strategies.
Every month, SS&C releases the results of its Capital Movement and Performance indices on business day 9, followed by the Forward Redemption Indicator on business day 15. Capital flows are published based on current month activity processed in our systems, while the Performance Index publishes first as an initial flash on business day 9, followed by an interim report one month later, with a final value issued during the subsequent month.
The index suite is capital weighted and demonstrates a low correlation to the equity markets with lower volatility.
The index is widely followed and generates more than 350 headlines across 25 publications per year. The site had 6,000 distinct users and 19,000 page views for all site-related content in the last 12 months.