Five out of seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices ended the year with positive returns.
The IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index led the way with a return of 1.25 per cent.
This was followed by the IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index (1.04 per cent), the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index (0.48 per cent), the IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index (0.39 per cent) and the IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index (0.33 per cent).
The two strategies to finish the year in negative territory were the IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index (-0.26 per cent) and the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index (-0.52 per cent).
IndexIQ indices underlie a variety of investment products globally including ETFs, mutual funds, and institutional accounts.