APPLETON, Wis., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Endowment Index™ calculated by Nasdaq OMX® increased 2.92% (on a total return basis) for the quarter ended March 31st, 2015. This compared to the S&P 500, which gained 0.95% for the same period.
Fourteen of the index's 19 components provided a positive return for the quarter. On an attribution basis, the largest portion of the gains were provided by private equity (+0.70%), equity-emerging market/China (+0.68%), equity-international developed (+0.47%) and hedge strategies (0.31%). Only 5 components posted a negative return attribution during the quarter, three lowest of which were: global metals and mining (-0.11%), commodities (-0.10%), and gold (-.01%).
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- Endowment Index™ data is now available through InformaIS/Zephyr.
- The Endowment Index™ was recognized as one of five finalists for Index of the Year by ETF.com. The other finalists were the S&P 500, MSCI Low-Carbon Indexes, Bloomberg Dollar Index, and the EMQQ Index. The Bloomberg Dollar Index was awarded the honor.
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