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IndexIQ launches long/short and event-driven hedge fund replication ETFs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Liquid alternative solutions provider IndexIQ has launched two new exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the IQ Hedge Long/Short Tracker ETF and the IQ Hedge Event-Driven Tracker ETF. The funds join IndexIQ’s pioneering family of liquid alternative ETFs, which include the IQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETF, the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF and the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF, which surpassed $1bn in assets earlier this year.

"By managing the weightings of the strategies we offer, an investor or advisor can create a portfolio with a wide range of risk-return characteristics, from conservative to moderate to aggressive," said Adam Patti, chief executive officer at IndexIQ. "That kind of flexibility in building a customized liquid alternatives portfolio bringing additional institutional-quality strategies and exposures to the broad investor universe."

With the addition of QED and QLS to its family of liquid alternative hedge fund replication vehicles, IndexIQ now offers an ETF designed to track each of the four major hedge fund categories (event-driven, equity hedge or long/short, market neutral and global macro).

Patti said that IndexIQ offers the industry’s most robust family of liquid alternative ETFs, many with over five years of live track record. These include the market-leading global M&A, designed to provide exposure to global merger arbitrage opportunities; the industry’s onl......................

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