Market Vectors Index Solutions Announces May Performance of Market Vectors Long/Short Equity Indices

FRANKFURT, Germany--()--Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) today announced the May performance of its six investable Long/Short Equity Indices. Each index is constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs and US 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 table below shows the performance of the indices for May 2015 and for selected periods:


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Market Vectors North America Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSNATR     0.93%     0.10%     6.00%     7.28%
Market Vectors Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSEMTR     0.25%     0.48%     -0.41%     4.43%
Market Vectors Western Europe Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSWETR     1.36%     1.67%     2.76%     3.97%
Market Vectors Asia (Developed) Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSDATR     0.55%     0.23%     6.52%     5.86%
Market Vectors Global Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSGLTR     1.47%     1.25%     7.72%     6.70%
Market Vectors Global Event Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVEVEQTR     0.68%     0.55%     5.69%     5.21%

Any information presented prior to the Initial Publication Date is back-tested. Back-tested performance is not actual performance, but is hypothetical. The back-test calculations are based on the same methodology in effect when the indices were published. Index methodology details are available at
Data as of 31 May 2015.

Detailed information about Market Vectors Long/Short Equity Indices, including methodology details and comprehensive index data is available on

Note to Editors

About Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS)
Market Vectors Index Solutions develops, monitors, and licenses the Market Vectors Indices. The indices are a selection of focused, investable and diversified benchmark indices that are licensed to underlie financial products. They cover several asset classes, including hard assets and international equity markets as well as fixed income markets.

Approximately USD 11 billion in assets under management are currently invested in financial products based on Market Vectors Indices. MVIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Eck Associates Corporation.


Market Vectors Index Solutions
Lars Hamich, +49 (0)69 4056 695 10
Bettina Hessler, +49 (0)69 4056 695 22


Market Vectors Index Solutions
Lars Hamich, +49 (0)69 4056 695 10
Bettina Hessler, +49 (0)69 4056 695 22