MVIS: All Seven Investable Long/Short Equity Indexes Up In August

Sep 1 2017 | 5:31pm ET

All seven investable long/short equity indices from Frankfurt-based liquid alternative index provider MV Index Solutions booked positive returns in August, the VanEck subsidiary has announced. 

Details are as follows:

Name Ticker 1-Month   1-Year
MVIS All World Long/Short   MVLSAWTR 0.41% 9.92%
MVIS North America Long/Short    MVLSNATR 0.25% 5.80%
MVIS Emerging Markets Long/Short    MVLSEMTR 0.80% 9.01%
MVIS Western Europe Long/Short    MVLSWETR 0.60% 8.79%
MVIS Asia (Developed) Long/Short    MVLSDATR 0.48% 16.02%
MVIS Global Long/Short    MVLSGLTR 0.71% 8.54%
MVIS Global Event Long/Short    MVEVEQTR 0.45% 3.58%


MVIS currently offers four regional and three global long/short equity strategies. Each is constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs and U.S. Treasury securities with the goal of producing hedge fund-style returns without hedge fund pricing, opaqueness and redemption restrictions. The company uses a patented methodology to capture the beta returns of universes of statistically similar hedge funds that exhibit in aggregate consistently high concentrations of beta.     

Founded in 2011, MV Index Solutions develops, monitors and licenses the MVIS Indices, a selection of focused, investable and diversified benchmark indices that are especially designed to underlie financial products. The company is the index business of VanEck, a U.S.-based investment management firm and ETF provider. Approximately $13.6 billion is currently invested in financial products based on MVIS Indices. 

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