IndexIQ has launched two new exchange-traded funds designed to hedge against inflation. The IQ CPI Inflation Hedged ETF tracks the eponymously named index and the IQ ARB Global Resources ETF invests in a diversified portfolio of commodity-related equities to solve the problem of other broad-based commodity products tending to be overweight energy.
“To date, investors have been limited in the tools they have available in their efforts to protect their assets against inflation,” said Adam Patti, chief executive officer of IndexIQ. “With many forecasters believing that we are about to enter an extended period of greater inflationary pressures, we believe the time is right for a new approach to protecting wealth by seeking a real return at or above the rate of inflation. These two new funds offer a sophisticated approach to hedging the impact of a broad-based rise in price levels as measured by the Consumer Price Index.”