HFRI Indices, Hedge Fund Indices - HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index
The HFRI Monthly Indices ("HFRI") are a series of benchmarks designed to reflect hedge fund industry performance by constructing equally weighted composites of constituent funds, as reported by the hedge fund managers listed within HFR Database. The HFRI range in breadth from the industry-level view of the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index, which encompasses over 2000 funds, to the increasingly specific-level of the sub-strategy classifications.
Other widely-sourced HFRI Indices include the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index, HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index, HFRI ED: Distressed/Restructuring Index, HFRI EH: Equity Market Neutral Index and the HFRI RV: Fixed Income-Asset Backed Index
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HFR Index Direct Licensing Program
The HFR Index Direct feed and licensing program addresses many of the data provisioning requirements that firms require for utilizing and redistributing HFR Index data. In addition, licensees also receive a dedicated feed of HFR Index data. The format of the feed is ideally suited to automating the process of updating and aggregating this information.
In addition, HFR Index Direct licensees also have the option of accessing HFR Indices Constituent Lists which detail the specific hedge funds comprise each HFRI and HFRX Index. This information was previously available only to firms that licensed the full HFR Database.
HFR also offers licenses for benchmarking, product replication and custom index development.
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