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

September 1, 2014

FRANKFURT, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) today announced the August performance for its six investable Long/Short Equity 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 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 August 2014 and for selected periods:


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MV North America Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSNATR     2.29%     2.75%     9.07%     7.49%
MV Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSEMTR     1.75%     0.69%     6.01%     4.99%
MV Western Europe Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSWETR     1.24%     -1.43%     1.95%     3.85%
MV Asia (Developed) Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSDATR     0.47%     2.87%     9.41%     5.94%
MV Global Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVLSGLTR     2.00%     2.12%     10.74%     6.65%
MV Global Event Long/Short Equity Index     21-Nov-12     MVEVEQTR     1.47%     1.60%     5.51%     5.19%


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 August 2014.

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 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 12 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

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