S-Network Global Indexes LLC is a publisher and developer of proprietary and custom indexes. S-Network was founded in 1997 to serve as a consultant to the financial services industry. Since its founding, S-Network has specialized in indexes, indexation, and index-based products, including ETFs.
S-Network has provided in-depth consulting services to some of the world’s leading financial institutions, including Deutsche Borse AG, UBS AG, State Street Bank & Trust, Deutsche Bank AG, the American Stock Exchange, Speer Leads & Kellogg, Barclays Global Investors, and other leading firms. Among its accomplishments, S-Network was instrumental in the structuring and development of the STOXX Index, which serves as the most widely-referenced benchmark for European and Euro zone equities.
Through UBS, S-Network participated in the early development of the innovative Morningstar Style Box family of indexes. Starting in 2006, S-Network began publishing specialty indexes covering sub-sectors and investment themes. Currently, S-Network publishes indexes covering the Alternative Energy, Commodity, Water, Nuclear Energy, Coal, Gaming, and Infrastructure sectors. Additional equity indexes are in various stages of research and development.
Many S-Network indexes are compiled with the assistance and support of partner organizations, which maintain high levels of expertise in specific sectors or regions. S-Network indexes have been licensed to a number of major financial intermediaries in the US and Europe and serve as the basis for ETFs, Structured Products, Mutual Funds, and UITs. S-Network indexes are also used by major institutional investors for benchmarking and passive asset management purposes.