The Spin-Off Index selection methodology is designed to identify companies with potentially superior risk/return profiles as determined by Beacon. The Index is designed to actively represent the stock of a group of companies that have recently been spun-off from larger corporations and have the opportunity to better focus on their core market segment and outperform, on a risk-adjusted basis, the Russell 2000(R) Small Cap Index and other small-cap-oriented benchmark indices. The Index constituent selection methodology was developed by Beacon as a quantitative approach to selecting stocks from a universe of all spin-off companies. The Index constituent selection model evaluates and selects stocks from a universe of recently spun-off companies using a proprietary, 100% rules-based methodology developed by Beacon. The Index constituent selection methodology utilizes multi-factor proprietary selection rules to seek to identify those stocks that offer the greatest potential from a risk/return perspective while maintaining industry diversification. The Index is adjusted semi-annually, however, if there are not enough new Spinoffs to populate the index, a rebalance may be delayed.
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