The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2015 measured -1.56 per cent, while edge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index were down 1.13 per cent in October.
"SS&C GlobeOp's Capital Movement Index for October 2015 was -1.13 per cent, down from the previous month's 0.62 per cent, reflecting primarily seasonal factors," says Bill Stone (pictured), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, SS&C Technologies. "Comparing year-over-year flows, the -1.13 per cent for October 2015 was virtually identical to the October 2014 reading of -1.12 per cent, with both inflows and outflows closely in line for the comparative periods. We have been analysing our Capital Movement Index and Forward Redemption Indicator carefully in the wake of recent market volatility. October's results are certainly indicative of overall stability in hedge fund allocations."
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 SS&C 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 1 January , 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 per cent to 30 per cent. This is substantially lower than the equivalent correlation of other widely followed hedge fund performance indices.
The SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index represents the monthly net of hedge fund subscriptions and redemptions administered by SS&C GlobeOp on the SS&C GlobeOp platform. This monthly net is divided by the total assets under administration (AuA) for fund administration clients on the SS&C GlobeOp platform.
Cumulatively, the SS&C GlobeOp Capital Movement Index for October 2015 stands at 144.71 points, a decrease of 1.13 points over September 2015. The Index has declined 3.76 points over the past 12 months. The next publication date is 12 November, 2015.
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 SS&C 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.