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IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices negative in May

All seven of IndexIQ’s hedge fund and alternative beta replication indices saw negative performance in May.

Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedge benchmark indexes underlie a variety of investment products globally including ETFs, mutual funds, and institutional accounts.
 
The IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index was the biggest loser last month, down 1.97 per cent, followed by IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index (-1.38 per cent), IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index (-1.06 per cent), IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index and IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index (both −1.04 per cent).
 
The IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index and the IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index were smallest losers down 0.28 per cent and 0.70 per cent respectively.

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