IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Index

The objective of the IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Index is to provide superior returns and lower volatility relative to the S&P 500 Index. The Index also seeks to provide correlation that is similar to the correlation between hedge funds generally and the S&P 500 Index.

The IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Index is constructed using a two-step, rules-based process. First, IndexIQ creates six underlying strategies that seek to replicate the risk-adjusted return characteristics of six hedge fund investment styles. Second, IndexIQ combines these six strategies using an optimization and leverage process in an attempt to achieve the Index's objective.

Performance(as of 03/31/2014)

Index History (%)


IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Index

1.11 8.28 5.65 8.40


The performance data quoted above represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Performance may be lower or higher than performance data quoted. Index performance is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual Fund performance. One cannot invest directly in an index. Performance data for the Index assumes reinvestment of dividends and is net of the management fees for the Index's components, as applicable, but it does not reflect management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that you would pay if you invested in a fund directly. Results prior to an Index component's existence as an ETF are based on its underlying index, which do not reflect underlying management fees.

The IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Index is the exclusive property of IndexIQ which has contracted with Structured Solutions to maintain and calculate the Index.