The SGI US Quality Index aims to track an equity basket offering to their owners an exposure to high quality shares by taking long position on stocks embedded in S&P 500 Index.
The Quality scoring is based upon :
1. The Piotroski score which consists of:
- Profitability factors
- Leverage and liquidity factors
- Operating efficiency factors
2. Merton’s Distance to default
3. Financials are excluded
The SGI US Quality Index began publishing on January 19th, 2016. Therefore, all data for the Index for the period prior to January 19th, 2016 represent S&P Dow Jones ("S&P DJ"s) application of the Index methodology in order to reconstruct hypothetical historical data for the period prior to January 19th, 2016 consistent with the Index methodology. Results prior to January 19th, 2016 may have been different had the Index actually been in existence. The SGI US Quality Index (the “Index”) is the property of SG, which has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P Dow Jones Indices”) to maintain and calculate the Index. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“SPFS”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed to S&P Dow Jones Indices. “Calculated by S&P Dow Jones Indices Custom” and its related stylized mark(s) are service marks of S&P Dow Jones Indices and have been sublicensed for certain purposes by SG. Neither S&P Dow Jones Indices, SPFS, Dow Jones nor any of their affiliates shall be liable for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.