Active Volatility Management

Our tail-risk hedging program, Active Volatility Management (AVM), is a comprehensive volatility and risk management solution that is liquid and low-cost. The volatilities, correlations and other risks of most financial assets are not stable over time, and when they rise to extreme levels the alphas of even the most skilled asset managers can be overwhelmed by broad market losses. AVM seeks to provide a disciplined, flexible, capital-efficient, and transparent method for actively managing the tail risk of a client’s traditional and alternative assets without interfering with the client’s existing managers and their investment processes.

Using customized proprietary risk analytics, AlphaSimplex measures the level of risk associated with the primary risk factors in a client’s portfolio. As risk varies, positions in liquid exchange-traded futures and currency forward contracts are established—either in a managed account or a fund—so as to maintain an acceptable level of risk. These positions are adjusted daily as the risks associated with each of the portfolio’s market exposures change.

Depending on a client’s investment objectives, the flexibility of the risk signal permits the program to be implemented as either:

– a purely tactical hedging mechanism to reduce the potential magnitude of extreme drawdowns; or
– an alpha strategy that can both augment portfolio exposures when risk-adjusted returns are expected to be high and can offset portfolio exposures when risk-adjusted returns are expected to be low.

For more information, please contact us at clientservices@alphasimplex.com.

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AlphaSimplex Group, LLC (“AlphaSimplex”) advises alternative investment strategies for financial professionals that are offered as part of the Natixis Funds family of mutual funds.  NGAM Distribution, L.P. (“NGAM Distribution”) is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by AlphaSimplex. NGAM Distribution and AlphaSimplex are affiliated. NGAM Distribution is located at 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

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DISCLAIMER

AlphaSimplex Group, LLC (“AlphaSimplex”) advises alternative investment strategies for financial professionals that are offered as part of the Natixis Funds family of mutual funds.  NGAM Distribution, L.P. (“NGAM Distribution”) is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by AlphaSimplex. NGAM Distribution and AlphaSimplex are affiliated. NGAM Distribution is located at 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

This website and the content therein is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation, advice, offer or a recommendation for any fund or security in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation or recommendation would be unlawful or unauthorized. This website is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where, by reason of that person’s nationality, residence or otherwise, the publication or availability of this website is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this website. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction.

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DISCLAIMER

AlphaSimplex Group, LLC (“AlphaSimplex”) advises alternative investment strategies for financial professionals that are offered as part of the Natixis Funds family of mutual funds.  NGAM Distribution, L.P. (“NGAM Distribution”) is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by AlphaSimplex. NGAM Distribution and AlphaSimplex are affiliated. NGAM Distribution is located at 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

This website and the content therein is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation, advice, offer or a recommendation for any fund or security in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation or recommendation would be unlawful or unauthorized. This website is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where, by reason of that person’s nationality, residence or otherwise, the publication or availability of this website is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this website. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction.

BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT THE APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF YOUR JURISDICTION ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, AND THAT YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS NOTED HEREIN, INCLUDING THE PROVISIONS UNDER THE TERMS OF USE FOR THIS WEBSITE.

 

DISCLAIMER

AlphaSimplex Group, LLC (“AlphaSimplex”) advises alternative investment strategies for financial professionals that are offered as part of the Natixis Funds family of mutual funds.  NGAM Distribution, L.P. (“NGAM Distribution”) is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by AlphaSimplex. NGAM Distribution and AlphaSimplex are affiliated. NGAM Distribution is located at 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

This website and the content therein is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation, advice, offer or a recommendation for any fund or security in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation or recommendation would be unlawful or unauthorized. This website is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where, by reason of that person’s nationality, residence or otherwise, the publication or availability of this website is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this website. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction.

BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT THE APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF YOUR JURISDICTION ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, AND THAT YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS NOTED HEREIN, INCLUDING THE PROVISIONS UNDER THE TERMS OF USE FOR THIS WEBSITE.

 

DISCLAIMER

AlphaSimplex Group, LLC (“AlphaSimplex”) advises alternative investment strategies for financial professionals that are offered as part of the Natixis Funds family of mutual funds.  NGAM Distribution, L.P. (“NGAM Distribution”) is a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by AlphaSimplex. NGAM Distribution and AlphaSimplex are affiliated. NGAM Distribution is located at 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

This website and the content therein is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation, advice, offer or a recommendation for any fund or security in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation or recommendation would be unlawful or unauthorized. This website is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where, by reason of that person’s nationality, residence or otherwise, the publication or availability of this website is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this website. It is your responsibility to be aware of and to observe all applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction.

BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING THAT THE APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF YOUR JURISDICTION ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE, AND THAT YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPTED THE TERMS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS NOTED HEREIN, INCLUDING THE PROVISIONS UNDER THE TERMS OF USE FOR THIS WEBSITE.