IndexIQ, a leading developer of liquid index-based alternative investment solutions, is launching the newest addition to its Exchange-Traded Fund family, the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF (QMN), on October 4, 2012, it was announced today. QMN is designed to offer investors liquid, transparent Market Neutral hedge fund exposure.
QMN will seek to track, before fees and expenses, the performance characteristics of the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Index (IQHGMN), part of IndexIQ’s proprietary IQ Hedge family of benchmark hedge fund replication indexes. The IQ Market Neutral Index (IQHGMN) has live performance dating from September 2008.
“Market Neutral is one of the largest hedge fund investment styles, both in terms of the number of funds and in the amount of assets being put to work,” said Adam Patti, IndexIQ CEO. “After incubating the index underlying QMN for four years, we felt it was an excellent time to roll out this strategy, particularly given the volatility and uncertainty inherent in today’s market environment. As we add QMN to our fund family, IndexIQ now has ETFs for investors who want to gain liquid, transparent, low cost exposure to Market Neutral (Ticker: QMN), Global Macro (Ticker: MCRO), and Hedge Funds of Funds (Ticker: QAI). We’re very pleased to be the pioneer in yet another area of the alternative investment landscape.”
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