IndexIQ Announces Updates to its IQ Global Resources ETF (GRES)

IndexIQ today announced multiple strategic enhancements to its IQ Global Resources ETF (GRES).

GRES will continue to offer investors and advisors a broadly diversified investment approach to accessing natural resources and various areas of the commodity market by investing in global companies that operate in commodity-specific market segments and whose equity securities trade in developed markets.

Going forward, GRES will be 100% long-only, removing short positions from the portfolio. Additionally, the fund’s approach is shifting from a momentum/valuation-based weighting scheme to a tiered weighting approach. Energy, Metals (including industrial metals and precious metals), and Agriculture (grains, food & fiber, and livestock) will each make up 30% of the fund’s underlying holdings. Water and timber will each receive a 5% weighting. Coal is also being removed from the universe of underlying commodity sub-sectors.

The fund’s management fee is also being reduced by more than 50%, from 75 bps to 30 bps, making it one of the most competitively priced diversified natural resource ETFs on the market.

Sal Bruno, CIO of IndexIQ, said:
“We’ve designed these updates to the strategy that underpins GRES to better align with clients’ needs for a purer, more consistent commodity and natural resource exposure and to offer a competitively priced portfolio solution that also has improved climate awareness. In a time of inflationary concerns, when commodity exposure can provide a powerful hedge, it is important for investors to have exposure to the major areas of growth across the commodity space while avoiding concentration risk, and that is just what we have sought to do with these changes to GRES.”

About IndexIQ
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New York Life
(212) 576-4517
allison_scott@nylim.com

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