Five out of seven of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of investable hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes recorded positive returns in April.
The IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index led the way with a return of 0.83 per cent followed by IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index (0.67%), the IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index (0.65%), the IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index (0.38%) and the IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index (0.34%).
The IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index was the month’s biggest loser with a fall of 0.12% while the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index was the other index to finish the month in negative territory with a return of -0.07%.
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.