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Six Additions and Six Deletions in S-Network Developed International Dividend Index Quarterly Rebalancing

  • September 18, 2020
  • S-Network Global Indexes

New York, NY, Friday, September 18, 2020 — The S-Network Developed International Dividend IndexSM (TICKER: SNIDIV) will add six constituents and drop six constituents in its quarterly rebalancing, effective 6:00 PM (ET) Sunday, September 20, 2020, maintaining the number of index components at 100.

The additions to SNIDIV are: Hanon Systems (TICKER: 018880 KS), Hoya Corp (TICKER: 7741 JP), Toyota Tsusho Corp (TICKER: 8015 JP), KB Financial Group Inc (TICKER: 105560 KS), Kose Corp (TICKER: 4922 JP), Aviva PLC (TICKER: AV/ LN).

The deletions from SNIDIV are: Bankinter SA (TICKER: BKT SM), Crown Resorts Ltd (TICKER: CWN AU), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (TICKER: 7011 JP), Mowi ASA (TICKER: MOWI NO), Ramsay Health Care Ltd (TICKER: RHC AU), Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (TICKER: TAH AU).

More information can be found at snetworkglobalindexes.com.

 

Index: S-Network International Dividend Price Index TICKER: SNIDIV

 

Index: S-Network International Dividend Total Return Index TICKER: SNIDIVTR

Efficient Alpha Capital and S-Network Launch Direct Indexes on C8 Technologies Platform

  • September 16, 2020
  • S-Network Global Indexes

New York, NY (September 16, 2020) –Efficient Alpha Capital (EAC) and S-Network Global Indexes have launched two direct index strategies on the C8 Technologies platform. C8 provides direct access to tradeable active and passive indexes developed by leading investment professionals and in-house.

The Efficient Alpha Capital Free Cash Flow Index screens for companies with superior cash flow profiles: high profit margins, low working capital requirements, and limited capital expenditures. The Efficient Alpha Capital Deferred Revenue Index was designed to include companies that receive payments from customers before delivering their product or service, such as a software company that requires an annual subscription payment. In addition to enhancing cash flow generation, receiving upfront payments from customers is generally a “signal” of competitive differentiation.

"Efficient Alpha Capital was founded to provide an alternative investment solution to low-fee passive ETFs that only produce market returns and high-fee investment products that often fail to outperform,” said Doug Scherrer, Founder of Efficient Alpha Capital. “By applying my experience as a Private Equity investor to the public markets using systematic, rules-based indexes, EAC's strategies can deliver ‘alpha’ in a very ‘efficient’ manner. I am thrilled to be able to offer these strategies to investors using the C8 Technologies platform, particularly because C8 and EAC share a common vision for the future of investing. S-Network has been a tremendous partner in developing and maintaining indexes based on the Efficient Alpha Capital strategies and providing incredible support overall going back to 2016."

“We’re excited to expand our direct indexing footprint through our new collaboration with C8 Technologies,” said Patrick Shaddow, Director of Index Operations at S-Network Global Indexes.

The C8 platform allows asset owners – such as pension funds, family offices, and endowments – to take advantage of the flexibility of direct indexing to support their investment process or regulatory requirements. Asset owners keep full control of their capital and own the underlying assets, providing full transparency and less liquidity risk.

Mattias Eriksson, CEO of C8 said, “We are delighted that the Efficient Alpha Capital Indexes are now available on the C8 platform. The C8 platform enables an asset owner or manager to easily trade the underlying assets of an index and, by so doing, keep full control of their capital. Using Private Equity metrics to assess publicly traded equities is an innovative investment approach, developed by an experienced Private Equity investor. Recent performance shows the value of these metrics and the EAC Indices, via S-Network, are a valuable addition to our platform.”

 

Enquiries:

Efficient Alpha Capital   Doug Scherrer              +1 646 335 2497           doug.scherrer@efficientalpha.com

S-Network - Alerian       Sarah Grieco                +1 732 865 4653           sgrieco@snetworkinc.com 

C8 Technologies           Jonathan Webb             +44 20 3826 0050         jwebb@c8-technologies.com

Fin International            Anthony Shewell           +44 7836 293351          a.shewell@fininternational.com

Fin International            Ivo Forde                       +44 771 364 2828         ivo.forde@fininternational.com

 

About Efficient Alpha Capital

Efficient Alpha Capital (EAC) was founded in 2016 with the goal of developing investment strategies that have the potential to generate superior investment returns (“alpha”), while avoiding the high costs and fees with traditional human stock pickers (“efficient”). Furthermore, the goal was to achieve this in a way that would be available to any investor and could be implemented in a tax-efficient manner. EAC’s founder, Doug Scherrer, believed that he could leverage his experience as a successful Private Equity investor and entrepreneur to develop investment strategies for the public markets that could achieve all of these goals, by focusing on two critical elements that he knows well: fundamental financial analysis and technology.

About S-Network Global Indexes

S-Network Global Indexes is an Alerian company. Alerian is a leading independent index provider focused on building innovative, index-based investment strategies. Through indexing, benchmarking and calculation services, Alerian serves the global investment community. Built on a foundation of data rigor and specialty research, Alerian's comprehensive family of indexes includes the leading energy, thematic and smart-beta indexes, such as the first real-time MLP index – The Alerian MLP Index, S-Network Closed-End Fund Index Series, S-Network Global Benchmark Family, S-Network Dividend and Income Indexes and S-Network Renewable and Natural Resources Indexes. Today, Alerian has over $23 billion in total assets tracking its indexes and has over 200 customers world-wide. https://www.alerian.com

About C8 Technologies

C8 Technologies (www.c8-technologies.com) provides direct access to tradeable active and passive indices developed by leading investment professionals and in-house. Institutional and professional investors can get the performance of any institutional-grade investment style by directly trading the underlying assets, at lower cost, with their own broker. Our patented process is unique in the financial markets, bringing many advantages to the asset owner including holding onto their own capital, full transparency on the underlying holdings and full control of trading, which allows for customisation at will. By using C8, an asset owner can increase capital efficiency and avoid ongoing costs of operational due diligence.

 

Seven Additions and Seven Deletions in S-Network ADR Dividend Dogs Index Quarterly Rebalancing

  • September 10, 2020
  • S-Network Global Indexes

New York, NY, Thursday, September 10, 2020 — The S-Network ADR Dividend Dogs IndexSM (TICKER: SNADRX) will add seven constituents and drop seven constituents in its quarterly rebalancing, effective 6:00 PM (ET) Sunday, September 20, 2020, maintaining the number of index components at 50.

The additions to SNADRX are: Singapore Telecommunicat-Adr (TICKER: SGAPY US), Toyota Motor Corp (TICKER: TM US), Panasonic Corp-Spon Adr (TICKER: PCRFY US), Tesco Plc-Sponsored Adr (TICKER: TSCDY US), Woori Financial Group ADR (TICKER: WF US), Grupo Aval Acciones Y Valores (TICKER: AVAL US), Headhunter Group Plc Sponsored ADR (TICKER: HHR US).

The deletions from SNADRX are: Publicis Groupe-Adr (TICKER: PUBGY US), Bridgestone Corp-Unspons Adr (TICKER: BRDCY US), Porsche Automobil-Unsp Adr (TICKER: POAHY US), Japan Tobacco Inc-Unspon Adr (TICKER: JAPAY US), Legal & Gen Group -Spon Adr (TICKER: LGGNY US), Swiss Re Ltd-Spn Adr (TICKER: SSREY US), Adecco Group Ag-Reg-Unsp Adr (TICKER: AHEXY US).

The S-Network ADR Dividend Dogs Index (SNADRX) is a portfolio of stocks derived from the S-Network Global Depositary Receipt Index (SNGDRX). The SNADRX methodology selects the five stocks in each of 10 of the GICS sectors that make up SNGDRX which offer the highest dividend yields as of the last trading day of May.

 

SNADRX is rules based and fully transparent, employing a methodology that weights all 50 index constituents equally.

 

Index: S-Network ADR Dividend Dogs Index                               TICKER: SNADRX

 

Index: S-Network ADR Dividend Dogs Total Return Index            TICKER: SNADRXT

Two Additions in S-Network Mid-Cap Dividend Index Quarterly Rebalancing

  • September 10, 2020
  • S-Network Global Indexes

New York, NY, Thursday, September 10, 2020 — The S-Network Mid-Cap Dividend IndexSM (TICKER: SNMDIV) will add two constituents in its quarterly rebalancing, effective 6:00 PM (ET) Sunday, September 20, 2020, changing the number of index components to 47.

The additions to SNMDIV are South Jersey Industries Inc (TICKER: SJI US) and Premier Inc (TICKER: PINC US).

More information can be found at snetworkglobalindexes.com.

 

Index: S-Network International Dividend Price Index TICKER: SNMDIV

 

Index: S-Network International Dividend Total Return Index TICKER: SNMDIVTR

Five Additions and Four Deletions in S-Network Quality Sector Dividend Dog Index Quarterly Rebalancing

  • September 10, 2020
  • S-Network Global Indexes

New York, NY, Thursday, September 10, 2020 — The S-Network Quality Sector Dividend Dog IndexSM (TICKER: SNQDIV) will add five constituents and drop four constituents in its quarterly rebalancing, effective 6:00 PM (ET) Sunday, September 20, 2020, changing the number of index components to 48.

The additions to SNQDIV are: Leggett & Platt (TICKER: LEG UN), Whirlpool Corp (TICKER: WHR UN), Hasbro Inc (TICKER: HAS UQ), Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (TICKER: ADM UN), MDU Resources Group Inc (TICKER: MDU US).

The deletions from SNQDIV are: Las Vegas Sands (TICKER: LVS UN), Tapestry, Inc (TICKER: TPR UN), Kohls Corp (TICKER: KSS US), Molson Coors Beverage Co B (TICKER: TAP UN).

The S-Network Quality Sector Dividend Dogs Index (SNQDIV) comprises up to five stocks in each of 10 GICS Sectors (excluding Real Estate) from the S-Network US Equity Large/Mid-Cap 1000 Index (SN1000) selected for high dividend yield and high ratio of free cash flow to debt. The index reconstitutes each December and rebalances quarterly. SNQDIV excludes pass-through securities.

 

SNQDIV is rules based and fully transparent, employing a methodology that weights all index constituents equally. Information about the index can be found at snetworkglobalindexes.com.

 

Index: S-Network Quality Sector Dividend Dogs Price Index                    TICKER: SNQDIV

 

Index: S-Network Quality Sector Dividend Dogs Total Return Index          TICKER: SNQDIVT

Alerian Appoints Robert Hughes as Head of Sales

  • August 31, 2020
  • S-Network Global Indexes

Dallas, Texas – August 31, 2020 – Alerian, a leading independent index provider focused on building innovative, index-based investment strategies, announced today that Robert Hughes has been appointed as the firm’s new Head of Sales.

Hughes joins Alerian with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and a proven record of success working with global investment leaders to support the creation and listing of a broad range of index-based financial products.

In his new role, Hughes will be responsible for managing and developing sales strategies for Alerian’s indexing, benchmarking and calculation services. Additionally, Alerian will look to leverage his expertise to advance the global footprint of the firm’s energy infrastructure, thematic, and smart beta indexes.

“Rob’s connectivity and extensive relationships with leaders in the indexing, exchange and ETF industry is unmatched, and we are thrilled to have him join our growing team,” said David LaValle, CEO of Alerian. “As we continue to increase our index and benchmark offerings, Rob’s sales leadership will be a critical component to help Alerian execute on its strategic vision and accelerate our growth globally.”

“I’m excited to join Alerian’s highly motivated and experienced team at this pivotal time, and in this unprecedented environment,” said Hughes. “We’ll compete very effectively by remaining relentlessly focused on supporting the success of our clients and partners while being thoughtful and innovative in our approach to expand our business and capabilities around the world.”

Previously, Hughes was the global head of index and advisor solutions for Nasdaq Global Indexes. He has also served as a director for the Independent Research Network (IRN), a joint venture co-owned by Nasdaq and Reuters.

To learn more about Alerian, please visit www.alerian.com.

About Alerian
Alerian is a leading independent index provider focused on building innovative, index-based investment strategies. Through indexing, benchmarking and calculation services, Alerian serves the global investment community. Built on a foundation of data rigor and specialty research, Alerian’s comprehensive family of indexes includes the leading energy, thematic and smart-beta indexes, such as the first real-time MLP index – The Alerian MLP Index, S-Network Closed-End Fund Index Series, S-Network Global Benchmark Family, S-Network Dividend and Income Indexes and S-Network Renewable and Natural Resources Indexes. Today, Alerian has over $23 billion in total assets tracking its indexes and has over 200 customers world-wide.