MV Index Solutions Launches Global Long/Short Equity Index

May 15 2017 | 11:07pm ET

Frankfurt-based liquid alternative index provider MV Index Solutions has launched a new global long/short equity index that captures the systematic returns (beta) of long/short equity hedge funds that invest both regionally and globally.

The new measure, named the MVIS All World Long/Short Equity Index, measures the regional MVIS Long/Short Equity family of indices (tickers MVLSDA, MVLSEM, MVLSGL, MVLSNA and MVLSWE) to identify the factors driving their returns, according to the company. It then applies a patented methodology that constructs a low volatility portfolio of ETFs corresponding to the factors with the most positive momentum.

“By investing in financial products based on our Long/Short Equity Indices, any investor can tap the returns of hedge funds,” says Thomas Kettner, managing director at MVIS. “Additionally, our long/short equity indices are less volatile than the equity markets they cover, making it a more predictable investment.”

The MVIS Long/Short Equity Indices are reviewed monthly.  MVIS’s four regional and two global long/short equity strategies use a patented methodology and ranking system that filters out funds with low beta as compared to their hedge fund peer group, enhancing the indices' risk-adjusted returns.

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 $13.62 billion is currently invested in financial products based on MVIS Indices. 

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