Just one of IndexIQ’s family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded a positive return in March.
The IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index, with a return of 0.89 per cent, was the only one of the seven indices to finish the month in positive territory.
The other five all saw negative returns with the IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index the worst performer at -1.17 per cent followed by the IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index (-0.99 per cent) and the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index (-0.87 per cent).
Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedge benchmark indexes were originally introduced on 30 March 2007 and have been calculating live since that date.
IndexIQ indices underlie a variety of investment products globally including ETFs, mutual funds, and institutional accounts.