Hedge Replication ETF - HDG Hedge Replication ETF

ProShares Hedge Replication ETF seeks investment results, before fees and expenses, that track the performance of the Merrill Lynch Factor Model — Exchange Series.

  • Liquid, flexible way to access the risk/return characteristics of hedge fund investing, without many of the challenges.
  • Serves as a valuable component of an alternative asset allocation and offers an important complement to core portfolio holdings.
  • Benefits from the index expertise of Merrill Lynch, a pioneer in hedge fund replication.

  • Learn how HDG helps break down the barriers to hedge strategy investing.

Index/Benchmark Summary

The Merrill Lynch Factor Model — Exchange Series (the benchmark), established by Merrill Lynch International, seeks to provide the risk and return characteristics of the hedge fund asset class by targeting a high correlation to HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (HFRI). The HFRI is designed to reflect hedge fund industry performance through an equally weighted composite of over 2,000 constituent funds. In seeking to maintain a high correlation with the HFRI, the benchmark utilizes a systematic model to establish, each month, weighted long or short (or, in certain cases, long or flat) positions in six underlying factors. The factors that comprise the benchmark are the (1) S&P 500 Total Return Index, (2) MSCI EAFE US Dollar Net Total Return Index, (3) MSCI Emerging Markets US Dollar Net Total Return Index, (4) Russell 2000 Total Return Index, (5) three-month U.S. Treasury bills, and (6) ProShares UltraShort Euro ETF. The benchmark is not comprised of, and the fund does not invest in, any hedge fund or group of hedge funds.

The closing levels of the individual benchmark components are calculated at various times during the trading day, while the fund’s NAV is calculated at the close of trading on NYSE Arca (generally 4:00 p.m.). As a result, the daily percentage change in the closing level of the benchmark may not match the daily percentage change in the fund NAV.

As of 6/4/17

Index Components* Weight
3-Month Treasury Bills 64.60%
MSCI EAFE USD Net Total Return Index 15.00%
Russell 2000 Total Return Index 12.70%
MSCI Emerging Markets USD Net Total Return Index 9.80%
ProShares UltraShort Euro (EUO) 5.90%
S&P 500 Total Return Index -8.00%

*Sum of weightings may not equal 100% due to rounding.