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.”
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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.