IndexIQ: Hedge Funds Add 1.39% In Sept.

Oct 2 2012 | 10:36am ET

Most hedge funds made gains in September, according to IndexIQ's suite of hedge fund replication indices.

The IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index was up 1.39% on the month, putting it up 7.45% year to date.

Long/short funds turned in the best performance in September, adding 2.99%, followed by emerging markets funds, which were up 2.30%. Event-driven funds were up 1.60%, market neutral funds were up 0.54%, global macro funds up 0.49% and fixed-income arbitrage strategies were up 0.41%.

Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedge benchmark indices were originally introduced on March 30, 2007 and have been calculating live since that date.

The firm will launch its latest hedge fund replication ETF, tracking market neutral strategies, on October 4.


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