About Us

Smart solutions for better portfolios

IndexIQ, now part of the New York Life & MainStay Investments family, is a pioneer and leading asset management firm providing index-based, liquid alternative investments focused on absolute return, real assets and international strategies. IndexIQ solutions are offered as Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), Mutual Funds, Separate Accounts and ETF Model Portfolios. IndexIQ’s philosophy is to democratize investment management by making innovative alternative investment strategies available to investors in low cost, liquid and transparent products.* IndexIQ strategies are marketed through the company’s proprietary investment products and select partnerships with leading global financial institutions.

Founded upon cutting-edge academic research, our mission is to take indexing to the next level by combining the best attributes of both passive and active investing to provide all investors with cost-effective access to the types of sophisticated investment products that typically have been reserved for institutional and ultra high-net-worth investors. We believe that index investing is a superior way to invest, but that traditional index-based strategies fail to meet the needs of investors in today's increasingly sophisticated markets.

Investors benefit from our expertise in alternative investments and ETFs, as well as from IndexIQ's product development capabilities and thought-leadership. The result is a suite of low-cost alternative investment strategies for all investors — it's what we call "the alternative to alternatives."

The benefits of alternatives...

  • Full diversification in non-correlated assets
  • Tools for alpha/beta separation
  • Optimizing the risk/return relationship

...Plus the benefits of ETFs

  • Transparent, rules-based process
  • Tax-efficiency
  • No manager-specific risk
  • Low cost (ordinary brokerage commissions apply)

...And the benefits of IndexIQ

  • Broad product capabilities
  • Easy access to non-traditional asset classes and strategies
  • Supported by rigorous academic research and modeling

* Brokerage commissions apply to ETFs. ETF fees are lower than typical hedge funds; higher fees than typical ETFs. Components of IndexIQ ETFs are published daily on the company’s website. ETFs are liquid in that they are exchange-traded.


Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus containing this and other important information, please call 888-934-0777 or click here to view or download a prospectus online. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest. There are risks involved with investing including the possible loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

MainStay Investments® is a registered service mark and name under which New York Life Investment Management LLC does business. MainStay Investments, an indirect subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY 10010, provides investment advisory products and services. IndexIQ® is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC. ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS) is the principal underwriter of the ETFs. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a distributor of the ETFs and the principal underwriter of the mutual fund. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is located at 169 Lackawanna Ave., Parsippany, NJ 07054. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with NYLIFE Distributors LLC. NYLIFE Distributors LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC.