ETF Report

 Does Hedge Fund Replication Work?

Just days after the stock market hit its March 2009 bottom, IndexIQ, a tiny index provider, launched its first exchange-traded fund, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (NYSE Arca: QAI). As far as attracting investors, the timing proved inauspicious. Most investors were shellshocked after witnessing the stock market plummet more than 50 percent in 18 months. However, inside the ETF industry, the fund’s hedge fund replication strategy drew much interest. In April, the ETF won Most Innovative ETF and its eponymous index won Most Innovative Index at the 9th Annual Closed-End Funds & Global ETFs Forum, the first time a single firm won awards in both categories.

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IndexIQ Perfect On Cap Gains Results


IndexIQ will not be paying any capital gains distributions on its lineup of exchange-traded funds this year.

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Mazzilli: Leverage & Inverse ETFs Produce Outflows While TIPS Surge In July

As uncertainty persists, bonds see surge in flows while commodity ETFs top $20 billion in net inflows by the end of July.