10 Feb 2012
LONDON, NEW YORK - 10 FEBRUARY 2012 - Hedge fund flows as measured by the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index advanced 2.25% in February.
"Net flows were positive, against a backdrop of record low outflows," said Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.).
The GlobeOp Capital Movement Index represents the monthly net of hedge fund subscriptions and redemptions administered by GlobeOp. This monthly net is divided by the total assets under administration (AuA) for GlobeOp's fund administration clients.
Cumulatively, the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index for February 2012 stands at 142.60 points, an increase of 2.25 points over January 2012. The Index has advanced 13.48 points over the past 12 months. The next publication date is March 12, 2012.
Published on the eighth business day of each month, the 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 5th business day when the data is drawn for publication.
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GlobeOp Financial Services
GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.) is an independent administrator of middle and back office services, integrated risk reporting and portfolio analytics for hedge funds, managed accounts and fund of funds. Our expertise further extends to family wealth offices, insurance companies, pension funds, corporate treasuries and private/regional banks. By outsourcing to GlobeOp, clients can reduce their technology investments and operational risks, while increasing their focus on asset generation and portfolio management. Established in 2000, GlobeOp serves approximately 200 clients worldwide, representing $173 billion in assets under administration. Headquartered in London and New York, GlobeOp employs over 2,000 people on three continents through its 11 offices in the Cayman Islands, India, Ireland, the UK and US. Further information: www.globeop.com, www.twitter.com/GlobeOp, www.globeopindex.com
About the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index
GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.) offers an independent monthly window onto hedge fund capital flows following the launch in April 2011 of the first indices in the GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index family. It is the first index by a hedge fund administrator, and offers clients, investors and the overall market transparency on liquidity and investor sentiment based on a significant platform of assets. The GlobeOp Hedge Fund Index is available on www.globeopindex.com, http://funds.us.reuters.com/US/overview.asp, or http://funds.uk.reuters.com/UK/overview.asp, or through a link on the homepage of www.globeop.com. Alert and RSS subscriber options are available on www.globeop.com. Index Twitter comments: #HFindex.
The first two Indices - the GlobeOp Capital Movement Index and the GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator- provide monthly reports based on actual and anticipated capital movement data independently collected from all hedge fund clients for whom GlobeOp provides administration services. While individual fund data is anonymized by aggregation, Index data will be based on the same reconciled fund data GlobeOp uses to produce fund net asset value (NAV) reports. GlobeOp's total assets under administration represent approximately eight to 10 percent 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 data about AuA.
GlobeOp Capital Movement Index
|Base||100 points on 31 December 2005|
|All time high||145.81 in September 2008|
|All time low||99.67 in January 2006|
|12-month high||142.60 in February 2012|
|12-month low||130.22 in April 2011|
|Largest monthly change||- 15.21 in January 2009|
GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator
|All time high||19.27% in November 2008|
|All time low||1.85% in January 2012|
|12-month high||4.58% in December 2011|
|12-month low||1.85% in January 2012|
|Largest monthly change||9.60% in November 2008|
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