WINDSOR, Conn., Jan. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2013 measured 0.72%.
Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index declined 3.56% in January.
"In line with year-end portfolio rebalancing, overall capital activity increased for the month of January, with redemptions reaching a 12 month-high," said Bill Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C Technologies.
SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index
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The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index is an asset-weighted, independent monthly window on hedge fund performance. On the ninth business day of each month it provides a flash estimate of the gross aggregate performance of funds for which SS&C GlobeOp provides monthly administration services on the GlobeOp platform. Interim and final values, both gross and net, are provided in each of the two following months, respectively. Online data can be segmented by gross and net performance, and by time periods. The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index is transparent, consistent in data processing, and free from selection or survivorship bias. Its inception date is January 1, 2006.
The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index offers a unique reflection of the return on capital invested in funds. It does not overstate exposure to, or the contribution of, any single strategy to aggregate hedge fund performance. Since its inception, the correlation of the SS&C GlobeOp Performance Index to many popular equity market indices has been approximately 25% to 30%. This is substantially lower than the equivalent correlation of other widely followed hedge fund performance indices.
SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index
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The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index represents the monthly net of hedge fund subscriptions and redemptions administered by SS&C GlobeOp on the GlobeOp platform. This monthly net is divided by the total assets under administration (AuA) for fund administration clients on the GlobeOp platform.
Cumulatively, the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index for January 2014 stands at 147.06 points, a decrease of 3.56 points over December 2013. The Index has advanced 0.16 point over the past 12 months. The next publication date is February 13, 2014.
Published on the ninth business day of each month, the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index presents a timely and accurate view of investments in hedge funds on the GlobeOp administration platform. Data is based on actual subscriptions and redemptions independently calculated and confirmed from real capital movements, and published only a few business days after they occur. Following the month of its release, the Index may be updated for capital movements that occurred after the fifth business day.
|SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index|
|Base||100 points on 31 December 2005|
|Flash estimate (current month)||0.72%*|
|Last 12 month (LTM)||12.32%*|
|Life to date (LTD)||96.49%*|
|*All numbers reported above are gross|
|SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index|
|Base||100 points on 31 December 2005|
|All time high||150.77 in September 2013|
|All time low||99.67 in January 2006|
|12-month high||150.77 in September 2013|
|12-month low||147.06 in January 2014|
|Largest monthly change||- 15.21 in January 2009|
|SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator|
|All time high||19.27% in November 2008|
|All time low||1.85% in January 2012|
|12-month high||5.90% in December 2013|
|12-month low||2.04% in January 2013|
|Largest monthly change||9.60% in November 2008|
About the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index®
The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index (the Index) is a family of indices published by SS&C GlobeOp. A unique set of indices by a hedge fund administrator, it offers clients, investors and the overall market a welcome transparency on liquidity, investor sentiment and performance. The Index is based on a significant platform of diverse and representative assets.
The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index is available at www.sscglobeopindex.com or through a link on the homepage of www.sscglobeop.com. Alert and RSS subscriber options are available at www.sscglobeop.com. Index Twitter comments: #HFindex.
The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index and the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator provide monthly reports based on actual and anticipated capital movement data independently collected from all hedge fund clients for whom SS&C GlobeOp provides administration services on the GlobeOp platform.
The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index is an asset-weighted benchmark of the aggregate performance of funds for which SS&C GlobeOp provides monthly administration services on the GlobeOp platform. Flash estimate, interim and final values are provided, in each of three months respectively, following each business month-end.
While individual fund data is anonymized by aggregation, the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index data will be based on the same reconciled fund data that SS&C GlobeOp uses to produce fund net asset values (NAV). SS&C GlobeOp's total assets under administration on the GlobeOp platform represent approximately 10% of the estimated assets currently invested in the hedge fund sector. The investment strategies of the funds in the indices span a representative industry sample. Data for middle and back office clients who are not fund administration clients is not included in the Index, but is included in the Company's results announcement figures.
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. Some 5,500 financial services organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $26 trillion in assets.
Additional information about SS&C (Nasdaq:SSNC) is available at www.ssctech.com.
CONTACT: Patrick Pedonti Chief Financial Officer Tel: +1 860 298 4738 E-mail: InvestorRelations@sscinc.com Justine Stone Investor Relations Coordinator Tel: +1 212 367 4705 E-mail: InvestorRelations@sscinc.com Media Contacts Caroline Beer Metia (UK) Tel. +44 (0)20 3100 3796 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Holman BackBay Communications (US) Tel: +1 212 520 1385, ext. 4 Email: email@example.com