Four out of seven of IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge family of investable hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes recorded positive performance in January.
The IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index led the way with a return of 1.28% followed by the IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index (0.60%) and the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index (0.28%). The other indexes to end the month in positive territory was the IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index with an increase of 0.05%.
The IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index was the month’s biggest loser, down 1.23%, while the IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index and the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index finished the month with negative returns of -0.48% and -0.09% respectively.
Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedge™ benchmark indexes were originally introduced on March 30, 2007, and have been calculating live since that date. IQ Hedge is the first family of investable benchmark indexes covering hedge fund replication/alternative beta strategies.
IndexIQ Indexes underlie a variety of investment products globally including ETFs, mutual funds, and institutional accounts.