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Four out of seven IQ indices positive in January

Four of the seven IQ Hedge family of investable hedge fund replication indices recorded positive returns in January, according to data released by IndexIQ.

The IQ Hedge Long/Short Beta Index was the top performer, returning 1.77 per cent, followed by Fixed Income Arbitrage (0.45 per cent), Market Neutral Beta (0.35 per cent) and Hedge Composite Beta (0.10 per cent).

Of the three indexes in negative territory for the month, the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index was down 1.77 per cent, while Emerging Markets Beta was down 0.68 per cent and Event-Driven Beta down 0.09 per cent.

Designed as investable benchmarks that replicate the performance characteristics of sophisticated hedge fund strategies, the IQ Hedge benchmark indexes were originally introduced on 30 March 2007 and have been calculating live since that date.

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