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IndexIQ's Hedge Composite Beta Index up 0.86% in April, 1.18% YTD

Friday, May 03, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - IndexIQ, a leading developer of index-based alternative investment solutions, announces the performance of its proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indexes for April 2013.

Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedgeô benchmark indexes were originally introduced on March 30, 2007, and have been calculating live since that date. IQ Hedge is the first family of investable benchmark indexes covering hedge fund replication/alternative beta strategies.

For the period ended April 30, 2013, the returns for the indexes were as follows:

IQ HEDGE FUND REPLICATION - Beta Indexes

1 Month

3 Month

YTD

1 Year

3 Year

5 Year

IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index

IQHGGMB

-0.62%

-0.07%

-1.25%

-0.14%

3.07%

2.03%

IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index

IQHGLSB

0.26%

1.58%

3.38%

9.14%

6.23%

-0.11%

IQ Hedge Event-Driven Beta Index

IQHGEDB

1.97%

1.31%

1.22%

4.55%

4.73%

3.16%

IQ Hedge Market Neutral Beta Index

IQHGMNB

1.43%

1.23%

1.58%

3.35%

2.19%

2.31%

IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index

IQHGEMB

0.93%

-0.93%

-1.61%

0.76%

0.47%

4.36%

IQ Hedge Fixed Income Arbitrage Beta Index

IQHGFIB

1.23%

3.30%

3.77%

7.30%

5.02%

4.28%

IQ Hedge Composite Beta Index

IQHGCOB

0.86%

1.08%

1.18%

4.17%

3.69%

2.80%

Performance greater than one year is annualized. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

IndexIQ is a leading issuer of index-based liquid alternative solutions focused on absolute return, real asset and international strategies. IndexIQ solutions are offered as ETFs, Mutual Funds, Separate Accounts and Model Portfolios. IndexIQís philosophy is to democratize investment management by making innovative alternative investment strategies available to investors in low cost, liquid and transparent products. IndexIQ strategies are marketed through the companyís proprietary investment products and select partnerships with leading global financial institutions. www.IndexIQ.com.

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