Kelly Ye, Director of Research at IndexIQ, Wins Inaugural Women in Asset Management Award in “Index” Category

New York, September 25, 2019 –– New York Life Investments is proud to announce that Kelly Ye, Director of Research at IndexIQ, won this year’s first Women in Asset Management Awards in the “Index” category.

“It’s thrilling to see Kelly, a woman who plays such a vital role in the growth and innovation of our organization, being honored for her hard work,” says Yie-Hsin Hung, CEO of New York Life Investment Management. “We are so proud of Kelly and congratulate her for her leadership, accomplishments and dedication, and the tremendous example she sets both within New York Life Investments and for the industry as a whole.”

Kelly Ye, a veteran quantitative investment strategist who oversees product development and indexing at IndexIQ, was honored for her expertise and innovation in index-driven investing.

The Bonhill Group, with the support of InvestmentNews, launched the first Women in Asset Management Awards in New York. By organizing these awards, the Bonhill Group provides a high-profile platform to showcase female high achievers in the asset management sector and supports the drive towards more gender parity in the industry.

About New York Life
With $577 billion in Assets Under Management* as of July 31, 2019, New York Life Investments is comprised of the affiliated global asset management businesses of our parent company, New York Life Insurance Company (New York Life). We offer clients access to specialized, independent investment teams through our family of affiliated boutiques. We remain committed to our clients through a combination of the diverse perspectives of our boutiques and a long-lasting focus on sustainable relationships.

New York Life Insurance Company (www.newyorklife.com), a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States** and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life Insurance Company’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Insurance Company has the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies**.

*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/1/19. For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500/

**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 9/12/19: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+)

*AUM includes assets of Investment Advisors affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company as of July 31, 2019. AUM for Candriam and Ausbil is reported at the spot rate.

The financial strength of New York Life Insurance Company applies only to its insurance products and not to investment products which are subject to market risk and fluctuation in value.

“New York Life Investments” is both a service mark, and the common trade name, of the investment advisors affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company.

About IndexIQ
IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments Company, is a global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with a decade of offering highly differentiated and innovative long-term solutions to retail and institutional investors. With assets under management of $4.1 billion, IndexIQ leverages the first-class asset management capabilities of New York Life Investments’ multi-boutique platform into its suite of offerings which include: fixed income, equities, alternatives and specialty asset classes. For additional information on IndexIQ, visit IQetfs.com | Twitter | LinkedIn.

For additional information, please contact:

Allison Scott | New York Life | 212.576.4517 | Allison_Scott@nylim.com

Netanel Spero | New York Life | 212.576.3814 | Netanel_D_Spero@newyorklife.com