The A&P Emerging Manager Index, (“APEM Index©”) is an equally weighted index of hedge funds managed and advised by global emerging hedge fund managers. The APEM Index was launched on the 1st December 2015 and is comprised of 20 index members. The APEM index© methodology combines both quantitative and qualitative screening. To be considered for the index, the index constituents must be a fund, open to investments and reporting up to date fund performance (net of fees) at least monthly. The fund and the appointed investment advisor must have assets under management of between $20m USD and $500m USD (or currency equivalent), with a track record of fewer than 36 months. The appointed investment advisors of the index constituents must also be regulated by their home regulator and operate their business from an FATF approved country. The APEM index© performance, net of all fees, is calculated monthly and published monthly. The universe of eligible investment strategies is Arbitrage, Bottom-Up, Convertible Arbitrage, CTA/Managed Futures, Distressed Debt, Directional, Event Driven, Fixed Income, Long Bias, Long/Short Equity, Macro, Market Neutral, Merger Arbitrage, Multi-Strategy, Relative Value & Risk Arbitrage.