About Us

AlphaSimplex Group, LLC strives to help investors succeed in ever-evolving markets by researching and analyzing market behavior and risk.

We focus on the dynamic relationship between risk and return in financial markets, and employ a proprietary risk-control technology, AdaptiveVolatility Management® (αvm®), that is designed to shield investors from the disruptive effects of surging risk and extreme loss.¹ AlphaSimplex is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser and with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a commodity pool operator.

AlphaSimplex was founded by Dr. Andrew W. Lo, author of the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis (AMH) – a framework for understanding financial market dynamics that reconciles Efficient Markets Theory with behavioral finance anomalies. AMH is the firm’s core investment philosophy and the basis of its investment strategies. AMH is premised on the idea that markets are made up of people whose judgments are based on a broad set of factors that are not always easily measured and the relative importance of which can vary. As a result, the interplay between market risk and return is often based on investor perceptions rather than any objective measure of market risk. This misalignment between investor perception and market reality can cause investor expectations and experience to deviate sharply at times, but it can also create opportunities to create value for investors willing to actively manage portfolio risk by actively modulating market exposures. Our current range of investment solutions include:

¹No investment strategy or risk management technique can guarantee return or eliminate risk in all market environments.


Managed Futures Strategy

Managed Futures: A trend-following strategy similar to those offered by CTAs and managed futures hedge funds

Global Alternatives Strategy

Global Alternatives: A risk-controlled, liquid, globally diversified, multi-asset class strategy whose asset allocation decisions are informed by the consensus positioning of hedge funds

Tactical U.S. Market Strategy

Tactical U.S. Market: A U.S. equity strategy that seeks to contain the potential magnitude of losses during periods of sustained down-side risk without reducing the upside potential that makes equity investing attractive

Dynamic Allocation Strategy

Dynamic Allocation: A dynamic asset allocation strategy that uses factors suited to multi-month investment horizons, in an effort to improve on the static “60/40” approach

Risk-Efficient Allocation Strategy

Risk-Efficient Allocation: A dynamic asset allocation strategy that allocates based on momentum and risk regimes, in an effort to manage to a targeted volatility range

Active Volatility Management

Active Volatility Management: A futures-based portfolio overlay managed to contain a portfolio’s downside risk or to enhance a portfolio’s risk-adjusted return