MVIS: All Six Investable Global Long/Short Equity Indexes Rise in February

Mar 2 2017 | 11:51pm ET

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

The company’s Western Europe Long/Short Equity Index led the group with a one-month return of +2.01%, while the Asia (Developed) Long/Short Equity Index rose the least at +0.60%.

Each of the six indices is constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs and U.S. Treasury securities, the company said, in order to produce hedge fund-style returns without hedge fund pricing, opaqueness and redemption restrictions. 

MVIS’s four regional and two global long/short equity strategies 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. 

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 $15.12 billion is currently invested in financial products based on MVIS Indices. 

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