MVIS Announces April Performance of MVIS Long/Short Equity Indices

FRANKFURT, Germany--()--MVIS today announced the April 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 MVIS 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 April 2016 and for selected periods:

Index   Initial Date of Publication  











MVIS North America Long/Short Equity Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSNATR   -0.25%   2.45%   -2.85%   6.46%
MVIS Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSEMTR   0.31%   3.65%   -0.17%   4.00%
MVIS Western Europe Long/Short Equity Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSWETR   0.39%   1.05%   -3.91%   3.27%
MVIS Asia (Developed) Long/Short Equity Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSDATR   -0.27%   0.57%  


MVIS Global Long/Short Equity Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSGLTR   -0.51%   0.60%   -4.82%   5.71%
MVIS Global Event Long/Short Equity Index   21-Nov-12   MVEVEQTR   0.42%   2.72%   -1.80%   4.63%


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 29 April 2016.

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

Note to Editors

MVIS develops, monitors, and licenses the MVIS 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 10.4 billion in assets under management are currently invested in financial products based on MVIS Indices. MVIS is a VanEck Company.


Bettina Hessler, MVIS Index Solutions
+49 (0)69 4056 695 22

Release Summary

MVIS has today announced April performance for its family of six Long/Short Equity Indexes.


Bettina Hessler, MVIS Index Solutions
+49 (0)69 4056 695 22