Six of the seven of IndexIQ’s hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices were positive in December 2012.
The IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index was the top performer at 1.80 per cent, followed by IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index (0.97 per cent), IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index (0.81 per cent), IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index (0.68 per cent), IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index (0.43 per cent) and IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index (0.32 per cent).
The only index to finish the month in negative territory was the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index with a return of -2.02 per cent.
Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedge benchmark indices were originally introduced on 30 March 2007, and have been calculating live since that date. IQ Hedge is the first family of investable benchmark indices covering hedge fund replication/alternative beta strategies.
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