Market Vectors Index Solutions Announces April Performance of Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices

Thu May 2, 2013 9:16am EDT

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Market Vectors Index Solutions Announces April Performance of Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices

Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) today announced the April performance for its six investable Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices. 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.

The table below shows the performance of the indices for April 2013 and for selected periods:

Index  

Initial Date of

Publication

 

Ticker

 

1-Month

 

3-Month

 

1-Year

 

Life

(annualized)*

MV North America L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index   21-Nov-12  

MVLSNATR

  0.79%   3.36%   8.68%   7.12%
MV Emerging Markets L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSEMTR   1.19%   0.17%   6.36%   5.99%
MV Western Europe L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSWETR   0.40%   1.56%   6.86%   4.05%
MV Asia (Developed) L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSDATR   3.02%   4.06%   7.18%   5.91%
MV Global L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index   21-Nov-12   MVLSGLTR   0.92%   2.45%   7.43%   6.26%
MV Global Event L/S Equity Hedge Fund Beta Index   21-Nov-12   MVEVEQTR   0.13%   0.63%   3.74%   5.07%

*MVLSNATR/MVLSWETR/MVLSGLTR/MVEVEQTR, 31 Oct 2003. MVLSDATR, 29 October 2004. MVLSEMTR, 31 July 2006.

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 www.marketvectorsindices.com.

Data as of 30 April 2013.

Detailed information about Market Vectors Hedge Fund Beta Indices, including methodology details and comprehensive data are available on www.marketvectorsindices.com.

Note to Editors

About Market Vectors Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS):

Market Vectors Index Solutions develops, monitors and licenses the Market Vectors Indices, a selection of focused, investable and diversified benchmark indices. The indices are especially designed to underlie financial products. Market Vectors Indices cover several asset classes, including hard assets and international equity markets as well as fixed income markets and are licensed to serve as underlying indices for financial products.

Approximately USD 13 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 (also known as Van Eck Global).

Market Vectors Index Solutions
Lars Hamich, +49 (0)69 4056 695 10
lars.hamich@mvindices.com
or
MacMillan Communications
Mike MacMillan, 212-473-4442
mike@macmillancom.com

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