Seeking Alpha – The second hedge fund replication ETF from IndexIQ began trading on Tuesday (6/09/09). According to the press release, the IQ Hedge Macro Tracker ETF (MCRO) seeks to deliver risk-adjusted return characteristics similar to macro and emerging-market style hedge funds.
IndexIQ maintains indexes representing seven separate hedge fund strategies. Their first ETF, the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI), was launched on March 25 and is a composite of all seven underlying strategies.
The new MCRO ETF is designed to track two of the underlying strategies: the IQ Hedge Global Macro Beta Index and the IQ Hedge Emerging Markets Beta Index. The allocation to each strategy will change over time using a rules-based methodology.