IndexIQ Expands Suite of ETF Model Portfolios

IndexIQ has expanded its suite of exchange-traded fund (ETF) model portfolios with its IQ Global Alternatives ETF Model Portfolio. 

Focused on absolute return, real assets and international strategies, IndexIQ, an issuer of index-based liquid alternative solutions, provides ETF model portfolios to registered investment advisers (RIAs), wealth managers, and other intermediary advisers. The company provides these models on a subscription basis, complemented with additional research. The firm builds its model ETF portfolios by leveraging IndexIQ’s internal expertise in liquid alternative investments.

The IQ Global Alternatives ETF Portfolio builds upon IndexIQ’s first-generation model ETF portfolios and is a comprehensive investment strategy designed to achieve portfolio diversification, growth of capital and low volatility through the use of liquid, transparent, low cost alternative investments, the company said. The Model includes exposures to multiple hedge fund investing styles, including long/short equity, global macro, market neutral, event-driven, fixed income arbitrage, and emerging markets hedge. The strategy targets volatility of 6-8% through exposures to a broad range of asset classes, including domestic, international and emerging market equities, bonds, commodities, currencies and real estate, as well as exposure to volatility. Historically, the model provides a low correlation to equity markets, with a beta to equities of approximately zero.

It is available to subscribers who receive monthly guidance on tactical asset allocation across 10 underlying exchange-traded products.