Before considering an investment in the Fund, you should understand that you could lose money.
Municipal bond risks include the ability of the issuer to repay the obligation, the relative lack of information about certain issuers, and the possibility of future tax and legislative changes, which could affect the market for and value of municipal securities.
Funds that invest in bonds are subject to interest-rate risk and can lose principal value when interest rates rise. Bonds are also subject to credit risk, in which the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner.
Bonds are also subject to credit risk, which is the possibility that the bond issuer may fail to pay interest and principal in a timely manner.
High-yield or non-investment grade municipal bonds (commonly referred to as “junk bonds”) may be subject to increased liquidity risk as compared to other high-yield debt securities.
New Fund Risk: The Fund is a new fund which may result in additional risk. There can be no assurance that the Fund will grow to an economically viable size, in which case the Fund may cease operations. In such an event, investors may be required to liquidate or transfer their investments at an inopportune time.
A portion of the Fund's income may be subject to state and local taxes or the alternative minimum tax.
Because the Fund invests primarily in municipal bonds issued by or on behalf of the State of California and its political subdivisions, agencies, and instrumentalities, events in California are likely to affect the Fund’s investments and performance. These events may include fiscal or political policy changes, tax base erosion, and state constitutional limits on tax increases, budget deficits, and other financial difficulties. California may experience financial difficulties due to the economic environment. Any deterioration of California’s fiscal situation and economic situation of its municipalities could cause greater volatility and increase the risk of investing in California.
Certain environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) criteria may be considered when evaluating an investment opportunity. This may result in the Fund having exposure to securities or sectors that are significantly different than the composition of the Fund’s benchmark and performing differently than other funds and strategies in its peer group that do not take into account ESG criteria.
The Bloomberg California Intermediate Municipal Bond Index is an unmanaged index of investment grade tax-exempt California bonds with maturities of five to 10 years. Index results assume the reinvestment of all capital gain and dividend distributions. An investment cannot be made directly into an index.
IndexIQ Advisors LLC is the investment advisor to the Fund. MacKay Shields LLC is the investment subadvisor to the Fund.
Shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Total Returns are calculated using the daily 4:00 pm ET net asset value (NAV). Since May 31, 2016, the price used to calculate the market price returns ("MP") is the mean between the day's last bid and ask prices on the fund's primary exchange. Any market price returns prior to May 31, 2016 were calculated using the day's closing price on the fund's primary exchange. The market price returns do not represent returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times.
Fund shares are not individually redeemable and will be issued and redeemed at their NAV only through certain authorized broker-dealers in large, specified blocks of shares called "creation units", and otherwise, can be bought and sold only through exchange trading. Creation units are issued and redeemed principally in-kind.