IndexIQ To Begin Trading The IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF (CROP) Tuesday March 22nd

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March 21, 2011 10:06am FUND LAUNCH NYSE:CROP

IndexIQ will begin trading its new “IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETF” (NYSE:CROP) Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond (before fees and expenses) generally to the price and yield performance of its underlying index, the IQ Global


 Agribusiness Small Cap Equity Index.

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.65%

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES

The Fund employs a “passive management” – or indexing – investment approach designed to track the performance of the Underlying Index, which was developed by Financial Development Holdco LLC (“IndexIQ”), the parent company of IndexIQ Advisors LLC, the Fund’s investment advisor (the “Advisor”). The Underlying Index is a rules based, modified capitalization weighted, float adjusted index intended to give investors a means of tracking the overall performance of the global, small capitalization sector of publicly traded companies that are engaged primarily in the agriculture business, including crop production and farming (e.g., wheat, corn, soybeans, dairy), livestock operations (e.g., beef, cattle, hogs, meat packing), and food products machinery (e.g., mills, machine harvesting, refining), among other categories (“Agribusiness Companies”).

The Underlying Index Components that are eligible for inclusion in the Underlying Index include the following characteristics, measured as of each quarterly rebalance date:

Issuers that are engaged in the agriculture business, as determined by Standard Industrial Classification (“SIC”) code classifications;

Minimum average market capitalization of $150 million for the prior 90 days and as of the quarterly rebalance date;

Maximum average market capitalization equal to the bottom 10 percent ranking of companies in the U.S. based on market capitalization for the prior 90 days (the “Market Cap Ceiling”);

Minimum average daily trading volume of at least $1 million for the prior 90 days; and

Minimum monthly volume of 250,000 shares each month over the prior six months.

Securities of issuers with recent stock exchange listings (i.e., recent initial public offerings) may be added to the Underlying Index on a quarterly basis, provided that the companies meet all eligibility criteria and have been trading for more than 10 trading days. Existing Underlying Index Components whose average market capitalization falls below $100 million or increases above the level 65% higher than the Market Cap Ceiling for the 90 days prior to any rebalancing date will no longer be eligible for inclusion.

The Underlying Index Components are selected quarterly in connection with the reconstitution of the Underlying Index. Their respective weights are rebalanced quarterly in connection with the rebalance of the Underlying Index.

As of December 31, 2009, the U.S. dollar-denominated market capitalizations of the Underlying Index Components ranged from approximately $270 million to approximately $2.5 billion.

For the complete prospectus click: HERE


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