All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices recorded positive performance in February.
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.
The Market Vectors North America Long/Short Equity Index led the way with a return of 4.26%, followed by the Market Vectors Global Long/Short Equity Index (3.47%), the Market Vectors Western Europe Long/Short Equity Index (2.96%) and the Market Vectors Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity Index (2.85%).
The Market Vectors Asia (Developed) Long/Short Equity Index had the lowest return for the month at 2.39%, while the Market Vectors Global Event Long/Short Equity Index managed 2.65%.
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.