IndexIQ, an innovator in hedge fund replication and index-based alternative investments, has partnered with institutional consulting firm Rocaton Investment Advisors to bring alternative investments to small and mid-sized 401(k) plans. Rocaton has also made a minority investment in IndexIQ.

“We are excited to partner with Rocaton to build upon their years of experience consulting to some of the largest pension and other retirement plans in the U.S., as well as their world-class reputation in this arena,” said Adam S. Patti, chief executive officer of IndexIQ. “With its outstanding reputation and years of experience, Rocaton is a powerful partner for IndexIQ as we continue to expand our family of alternative investment products, and as well continue to build out our global distribution platform.”

IndexIQ’s funds include the IQ Alpha Hedge Strategy Fund, IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF and IQ Real Return ETF.

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