IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, today announced the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes.
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.
For the period ended April 30, 2012, the returns for the indexes were as follows:
|IQ HEDGE FUND REPLICATION - Beta Indexes|
|1 Month||3 Month||YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year|
|IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index||IQHGGMB||1.22%||-0.17%||2.79%||3.02%||8.15%||2.25%|
|IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index||IQHGLSB||-1.40%||1.48%||5.16%||-4.21%||9.16%||-1.42%|
|IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index||IQHGEDB||0.11%||0.45%||3.81%||-2.18%||8.24%||3.82%|
|IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index||IQHGMNB||-0.33%||0.32%||1.39%||-1.85%||3.24%||2.26%|
|IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index||IQHGEMB||-0.83%||-0.06%||4.64%||-8.16%||7.98%||7.08%|
|IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index||IQHGFIB||0.74%||2.16%||5.49%||5.17%||8.79%||3.45%|
|IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index||IQHGCOB||-0.08%||0.71%||3.89%||-1.35%||7.69%||0.75%|
|Performance greater than one year is annualized. Past performance does not guarantee future results.|
Since its founding in 2006, IndexIQ has been a pioneer in the development and application of innovative index-based investment strategies. The IQ Hedge Indexes are increasingly being used as the basis of investment products worldwide, and as benchmarks for advisors to determine how well their actively managed hedge funds and alternative mutual funds are actually performing.