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IndexIQ Announces April 2012 Performance Of Its IQ Hedge Family Of Investable Benchmark Hedge Fund Replication Indexes

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 Hedgeâ„¢ 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:

    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.

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