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All six Market Vectors long/short indices gain YTD

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Eck Associates, reported that all its six investable long/short equity indices gained in the first four months of 2015.

MVIS said that the Market Vectors North America Long/Short Equity Index was up 3.40% YTD as at end April (-0.28% MTD); the Market Vectors Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity Index was up 3.08% YTD (+1.69% MTD); Market Vectors Western Europe Long/Short Equity Index gained 3.27% YTD (-0.31% MTD); Market Vectors Asia (Developed) Long/Short Equity Index rose 2.07% YTD (-0.17% MTD); Market Vectors Global Long/Short Equity Index was up 3.24% YTD (-1.21% MTD); and Market Vectors Global Event Long/Short Equity Index rose 2.51% YTD (-0.02% MTD).

Van Eck said that each index is constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs and U.S. Treasury securities to produce hedge fund-style returns without hedge fund pricing, opaqueness and redemption restrictions.

"With a history stretching back to 2003, the Market Vectors Long/Short Equity Indices use a patented methodology in seeking to capture the beta returns of universes of statistically similar hedge funds that exhibit in aggregate consistently high concentrations of beta. MVIS currently offers four regional and two global long/short equity strategies," the company said in a statement.

Approximately $12bn in assets under management are currently invested i......................

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