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Hedge fund ETF provider IndexIQ surpasses $1 billion in assets

May 16th, 2013 | By
Hedge fund ETF provider IndexIQ surpasses $1 billion in assets

IndexIQ, a US-based specialist provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), best known for its hedge fund-style products, has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management. Adam Patti, IndexIQ’s chief executive officer, said: “In a few short years, liquid alternatives have gone from a novelty to playing an important role in a diversified investment portfolio and we’ve seen strong interest in our offerings from the institutional and retail advisor channels.”

ISE and IndexIQ team up to develop physical commodities ETPs

Feb 7th, 2013 | By
Commodities super-cycle far from over, asserts ETF Securities

International Securities Exchange (ISE) and IndexIQ have announced a broad partnership to develop and launch a range of exchange-traded products (ETPs) linked to physical commodities. While ISE is perhaps best known as a US options exchange, the company has an established index business and recently has manoeuvred itself deeper into the fast-growing ETP industry. The link-up with IndexIQ, a niche provider of alternative ETFs, looks well suited as both companies have a demonstrated pedigree in creating innovative products.

ETFs to play US oil boom

Jan 28th, 2013 | By
Bullish oil investors drive WisdomTree’s CRUD to $2.5bn milestone

The big turnaround of US oil production brought by new light tight oil developments was fully recognised in 2012, putting to rest the long-held notion that US domestic oil production was in terminal decline. Some market observers predict the US could become the world’s largest oil producer by 2020. Investors looking to play the US oil boom – or indeed the oil market in general – have a range of exciting options open to them owing to the vast number of ETFs on offer.

IndexIQ Global Resources ETF receives top Morningstar rating

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By
IndexIQ Global Resources ETF receives top Morningstar rating

The IndexIQ Global Resources ETF (GRES) has received the top 5-Star rating from Morningstar. The NYSE-listed fund uses momentum and valuation factors to identify global companies that operate in commodity-specific market segments. The fund includes a short position in global equities as a partial equity market hedge.

ProShares to debut merger arbitrage ETF on BATS Exchange

Dec 12th, 2012 | By
First Trust launches actively managed merger arbitrage ETF

The ProShares Merger ETF (MRGR), an innovative new fund from US-based alternative exchange-traded fund (ETF) specialist ProShares, is scheduled to list on the BATS Exchange on 13 December. The fund is designed to track the performance of the recently launched S&P Merger Arbitrage Index, a risk arbitrage strategy that exploits commonly observed price changes associated with a global selection of publicly announced mergers, acquisitions or other corporate reorganisations.

Alternatives to IndexIQ’s closing emerging markets mid-cap ETF

Dec 5th, 2012 | By
Alternatives to IndexIQ’s closing emerging markets mid-cap ETF

IndexIQ, a US-based provider of niche exchange-traded funds (ETFs), is to shut the IQ Emerging Markets Mid Cap ETF (EMER). With less than $2m in assets, it appears the fund is just too small to justify its existence. By targeting the mid-capitalisation sector of publicly traded companies in emerging markets, the fund provided access to a niche market segment that is otherwise hard to reach. Fortunately for investors, there are alternatives to consider once the fund closes.

Global trends support outlook for agribusiness ETFs

Nov 28th, 2012 | By
Ossiam launches food sector ETF focused on habitat preservation

The recent rally in agricultural commodity prices serves as a stark reminder of the long-term global food supply/demand imbalance. For investors, however, the greatest opportunities could lie within the agribusiness sector, rather than making direct investments in agricultural commodity markets. Investors looking to access the sector have a wealth of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to consider, with iShares, Invesco PowerShares, ETF Securities, Market Vectors, EasyETF and IndexIQ all offering compelling products.

Market Vectors launches hedge fund beta indices

Nov 24th, 2012 | By
Market Vectors launches hedge fund beta indices

Market Vectors Index Solutions, a boutique provider of financial market indices, has introduced the Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices, a set of four regional and two global indices offering exposure to hedge fund beta. Each index seeks to capture the systematic returns, known in the industry as ‘beta’, of hedge funds with similar investment styles that invest in the same asset classes and same geographic markets.

Boost ETP set to energize European ETF market

Oct 31st, 2012 | By
WisdomTree to expand into Europe via acquisition of Boost

Boost ETP announced its launch on Wednesday, becoming the latest entrant in the fast-growing European exchange-traded products (ETP) market. The firm’s ambition to carve out a niche as a purveyor of more exotic products looks set to further energize the European market. The firm’s founders, Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, have been active in the European ETP market since its genesis and were both formerly Managing Partners at ETF Securities, where they helped grow assets from just $50 million to $22 billion by the time they left.

IndexIQ launches IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF (QMN)

Oct 4th, 2012 | By
IndexIQ Global Resources ETF receives top Morningstar rating

IndexIQ, a leading US-based provider of alternative index-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has announced the launch of the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Tracker ETF (QMN). The latest addition to the firm’s hedge fund replication ETF family, QMN tracks the IQ Hedge Market Neutral Index, a proprietary index designed to offer investors liquid and transparent market neutral hedge fund exposure, by investing in a range of ETFs.