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IndexIQ launches multifactor US small cap ETF

May 17th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches multifactor US small cap ETF

IndexIQ has launched the IQ Chaikin US Small Cap ETF (Nasdaq: CSML), providing investors with a smart beta investment solution targeting multifactor exposure across US-listed small cap equities.

IndexIQ introduces US High Yield ETF with low volatility factor exposure

Feb 16th, 2017 | By
Did hedging tail risk pay off?

IndexIQ has launched the IQ S&P High Yield Low Volatility Bond ETF (NYSE: HYLV), a factor-based fixed income ETF designed to provide exposure to high yield bonds from US issuers while capturing returns attributable to investing in the low volatility factor. The move is the latest step to expand the firm’s factor-based fixed income ETF range following the launch last year of two ETFs tracking bond sectors displaying the strongest positive total return momentum.

IndexIQ releases top trends and insights for 2017

Jan 17th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches multifactor US small cap ETF

IndexIQ’s research team, including Adam Patti (pictured), CEO and Sal Bruno, CIO, have released its top five insights for market trends during 2017. The team notes that equity market volatility is likely to rise, divergent Central Bank policies may increase uncertainty for foreign exchange movements, and investors are likely to further shift assets into commodities. The firm also believes the ETF industry will continue to attract impressive amounts of net new assets with smart beta fixed income exposures being noted as a particularly strong avenue for growth.

Goldman Sachs ETF to track most widely held US equities of hedge funds

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By
Goldman Sachs makes ETF debut in Europe

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has unveiled an exchange-traded fund which tracks the 50 US equities that are most recurring in the top 10 positions across a wide range of US-based hedge funds. The ETF thereby provides investors with a cost efficient means of accessing the highest-conviction ideas of some of the best managers in the hedge fund industry. Michael Crinieri, Head of ETF Strategies at GSAM, commented: “We’re thrilled to be able to package these high conviction investment ideas from a broad array of professional investors into a cost effective, tax-efficient and convenient ETF wrapper.”

Columbia Threadneedle launches equity income smart beta ETFs

Jun 16th, 2016 | By
Columbia Threadneedle launches equity income smart beta ETFs

Global asset manager Columbia Threadneedle Investments has launched three smart beta exchange-traded funds targeting global, international or US-listed dividend paying firms. The suite of rules-based, factor-driven, smart beta ETFs – called the Columbia Beta Advantage family – are launched on NYSE Arca. Each ETF’s custom-designed index is calculated by MSCI. To construct the indices, all securities from their parent index are screened according to their MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores, as well as their dividend yields. Smart beta ETFs are predicted to boom with BlackRock’s iShares predicting an annual organic growth rate of 19% to reach total global assets of $1tn by 2020.

IndexIQ launches first smart beta fixed income ETFs

May 16th, 2016 | By
Pacer ETFs modifies Trendpilot strategy with new ‘Extreme Valuation Trigger’

New York-based asset manager IndexIQ has launched the first exchange-traded funds to introduce a momentum investing approach to fixed income markets. The IQ Enhanced Core Bond US ETF (AGGE) and IQ Enhanced Core Plus Bond US ETF (AGGP) have begun trading on the NYSE Arca. The ETFs adopt a ‘fund of funds’ structure, investing in fixed income sector ETFs that are displaying the strongest positive total return momentum. AGGE invests in sectors across the US investment grade fixed income market. AGGP employs the same investment approach, with the added ability to include exposure to US high yield debt and US dollar denominated debt of emerging market issuers.

IndexIQ’s new ETF tracks market-leading mutual funds

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
IndexIQ launches multifactor US small cap ETF

IndexIQ, a New York based asset management firm, has announced the launch of the IQ Leaders GTAA Tracker ETF (NYSE Arca: QGTA) which provides exposure to the performance characteristics of leading global allocation mutual funds. The ETF does not invest in these mutual funds itself, but rather in a portfolio of highly liquid, low-cost ETFs that, when taken as a whole, is designed to replicate leading global allocation mutual funds’ aggregate performance. Global Allocation mutual funds are able to rapidly switch between asset classes and geographic regions, allowing them to pursue opportunities and avoid painful downturns.

IndexIQ rolls out 50% currency-hedged ETF suite

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
Hedge fund ETF provider IndexIQ surpasses $1 billion in assets

IndexIQ, a leading developer of alternative ETFs, in partnership with MainStay Investments, has announced the launch of three 50% currency-hedged international equity ETFs. “Our research has shown that 50% hedged portfolios have the potential to capture up to 80% of the risk reduction benefits of a fully hedged approach, while potentially securing steadier performance, regardless of exchange rate fluctuations,” said Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of IndexIQ, Adam Patti.

FTSE Russell launches 50% hedged international indices

Jul 27th, 2015 | By
FTSE Russell launch 50% hedged international indices

FTSE Russell, a global index provider, has announced the launch of the FTSE 50% Hedged Index Series. The suite is designed for use in the creation of index-tracking funds, such as ETFs, and as a performance benchmark. Commenting on the launch, Ron Bundy, CEO Benchmarks North America, FTSE Russell, said: “In recent years currency exposure has become an increasingly important factor in global equity portfolios and our clients are asking for currency hedged benchmarks that go beyond the 100% hedge ratio available today. The FTSE 50% Hedged Index Series is designed to assist our clients in gaining a more complete understanding of the impact of currency in their international equity portfolios.”

IndexIQ’s multi-strategy hedge fund ETF tops $500 million in assets

Nov 1st, 2013 | By
IndexIQ launches active ultra-short bond ETF

IndexIQ’s leading hedge fund-style exchange-traded fund, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI), has topped $500 million in assets, with assets up 50 percent year to date. Listed on the NYSE Arca, the fund seeks to track the performance of the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Index, a proprietary index that attempts to replicate the risk-adjusted return characteristics of hedge funds using various hedge fund investment styles.