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The data universe of the Index is comprised of all underlying assets held by business development companies (a "BDC") that satisfy certain eligibility requirements. Inclusion in the Index of the assets held by a BDC does not in any way reflect an opinion of Cliffwater regarding the investment merits of such assets or the BDC, nor should it be interpreted as an offer to buy or sell such assets or the BDC. None of the assets included in the Index or their respective BDCs has given any real or implied endorsement or support to Cliffwater or to the Index. Cliffwater has no obligation to take the needs of a person investing in a Product or any other person into consideration in determining, composing or calculating the Index.
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Any information presented prior to the Launch Date (September 30, 2015) of the Index is back-tested. Back-tested performance is not actual performance, but is hypothetical. The back-tested calculations are based on the same methodology that was in effect when the Index was officially launched. Please refer to the methodology paper for the Index (available at www.CliffwaterDirect LendingIndex.com) for more details about the Index, including the Base Date/Value (September 30, 2004 at 1,000) and the Launch Date of the Index and the manner in which the Index is rebalanced, the timing of such rebalancing and the eligibility criteria for the Index. Prospective application of the methodology used to construct the Index may not result in performance commensurate with any back-tested returns shown. The back-test period does not necessarily correspond to the entire available history of the Index.
Another limitation of back-tested hypothetical information is that generally the back-tested calculation is prepared with the benefit of hindsight. Back-tested data reflect the application of the Index methodology and selection of Index constituents in hindsight. No hypothetical record can completely account for the impact of financial risk in actual trading. For example, there are numerous factors related to the financial markets in general which cannot be, and have not been accounted for in the preparation of the Index information set forth, all of which can affect actual performance.
When Cliffwater was unable to determine the nature of a BDC's assets because of limited information included in historical SEC filings, Cliffwater did not apply the portfolio composition criteria (at least 75% of total assets represented by direct loans) to the BDC. All other eligibility criteria were applied to determine whether to include the underlying assets of the BDC in the historical Index composition and return. All Index returns and characteristics are reported with a 2.5 month lag to allow sufficient time for release of SEC filings.
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