Stowe Global Indexes, LLC was founded in 2007 for the express purpose of developing benchmarking tools for the global coal industry. It is a partnership between Stowe Partners LLC, a premier consulting and asset management firm specializing in coal, metals and petroleum investment, and S-Network Global Indexes, LLC, a developer and publisher of indexes focused on global investment themes.

Stowe Global Indexes, LLC operates as an independent and unbiased source of primary information concerning the global coal industry. Its composite index is supervised by an independent Index Committee, which includes individuals with long-term domestic and international experience related to the coal and energy industries. The indexes are calculated and maintained by S+P Custom Indexes, a business unit of Standard + Poors.

Stowe Global Indexes, LLC is committed to the integrity of its indexes and the data and information related to them. As a consequence, all index methodologies are transparent and rules based. Their compilation is almost entirely non-discretionary and the independent Index Committee assures arms-length impartiality. Stowe Global Indexes, LLC has created what we believe to be the most accurate indicator of industry performance available today.