IndexIQ's IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index Up 3.19% in First Quarter

Apr 7 2015 | 10:16am ET

All but one of IndexIQ’s hedge fund replication strategies were lower in March, but the IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta was still up 3.19% in the first quarter.

One-month performance of IndexIQ’s seven strategies ranged from +0.02% for the company’s Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index to -0.62% for the IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index. 

For the first quarter, performance was strongest in the IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index, up +3.19%, followed by the IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index, which was up 2.13%.

Of the seven indices, only IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index and IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index were negative for the quarter, down -0.85% and -0.72%, respectively. 

IndexIQ indices underlie a variety of investment products globally, including ETFs, mutual funds, and institutional accounts. They were designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies.

The IQ Hedge indices were introduced in 2007 and were the first family of investable benchmark indexes covering hedge fund replication/alternative beta strategies.

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