Five out of six of Market Vectors investable hedge fund beta indices recorded positive returns in March, according to figures released by Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS).
The MV Emerging Markets L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index (0.07 per cent) was the only index to finish the month in negative territory.
MV North America L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index (2.08 per cent) was the best performer, while MV Asia (Developed) L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index (1.48 per cent), MV Global L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index (1.32 per cent), MV Global Event L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index (0.64 per cent) and MV Western Europe L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index (0.18 per cent) were all positive too.
Each index is constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs to produce hedge fund-style returns without hedge fund pricing, opaqueness and redemption restrictions.
With a history stretching back to 2003, the Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta 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 hedge fund strategies.