The SGI WISE US Long/Short (USD-Excess Return) Index (the Index) began publishing on March 31, 2008, and the level of the Index was set at 1,000 as of February 6, 2008. The Index reflects long and short positions in certain of the stocks of the S&P 500® Index (the S&P 500).
The Index reflects long and short positions in certain stocks of the S&P 500® Index (the S&P 500) by tracking the outperformance of the SGI WISE US Top Index (Top Index) over the SGI WISE US Bottom Index (Bottom Index). By taking short positions in the
Bottom Index and long positions in the Top Index, the Index seeks to pursue a Market Neutral strategy which aims to mitigate the effect of market conditions.
- Components of the Top and Bottom Indices are selected using the WISE Model, a proprietary model developed by Société Générale that ranks the S&P 500 stocks according to 12 scoring criteria, including valuation, price momentum, market short interest, price and volatility.
- Each month, the stocks ranked in the top 10th percentile according to the WISE Model are generally included in the Top Index and the stocks in the bottom 10th percentile are generally included in the Bottom Index.
The Index is rebalanced on a yearly basis so that it is equally exposed to each of the Top Index and the Bottom Index.