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Scientific Beta Pte Ltd

Service Providers Framework 2020

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Signatory category and services

OO 03. Signatory category and services

03.1. Indicate which of the following categories reflect your core offering or main business activity:

          Index Provision

03.2. Indicate any other business activities that your organisation offers. Indicate whether you wish to report on these business areas.

          Provision of risk and performance analytics in relation to indices

03.3. Attach a graph showing a breakdown of your business activities. [OPTIONAL]

03.4. Additional information [OPTIONAL]

          Scientific Beta designs, administers and markets equity smart beta and factor indices and provides risk and performance analytics.  The academic origin of Scientific Beta provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the passive investment solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks.

OO 04. Other offerings/business activities

04.1. Please describe your core offering or main business activity.

The core business of Scientific Beta is the provision of equity smart beta indices ranging from off-the-shelf indices to customised benchmarks and dynamic allocation solutions that meet the specific objectives and constraints of investors and asset managers. 

Scientific Beta offers off-the-shelf Low Carbon and ESG multifactor indices and custom designs passive benchmarks and solutions that uphold the climate change and socially responsible investing policies of its clients. 

At end 2019, USD59.2bn of institutional assets were licensed to track indices designed by Scientific Beta with 34% of these assets integrating Climate Change and/or other ESG concerns.

04.3. Please describe your non-core offering or business activity.

We also provide detailed analytics on indices to allow investors to evaluate passive strategies. Our off-the-shelf analytics notably include financial risk and performance assessments (in respect of total and relative as well as average and extreme risks); fundamentals; risk factor exposure; robustness and conditionality analyses; deconcentration and diversification analyses;  factor, sector and country allocation and attribution analyses; transaction cost analysis.  Since 2019, these analytics also include enhanced ESG reporting to support the incorporation of ESG norms and climate change issues into investment management.