BALANCED SHORT VOL

High Growth Potential

Actively harvests the risk premium observed VIX and VSTOXX futures using transparent Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).

Volatility Diversification

Employs the diversity of three unique volatility strategies to trade six popular volatility ETPs in one managed account.

Unique Approach

Goes beyond front month VIX exposure by investing in European volatility and the longer dated VIX term structure.

DETAILS

Structure

SMA

Category

Short Vol

Minimum

$50,000

Risk Level

Moderate

Track Record

2+ Years

Portfolio Mgmt

DESCRIPTION

The Balanced Short Vol Strategy harvests the Risk Premium observed in VIX® and VSTOXX® futures using an actively managed portfolio of six Exchange Traded Notes and Funds. The Strategy is unique in employing three popular and separate approaches in one managed account and benefits from the diversity of independent strategies implemented access separate volatility markets.

 

Returns come from three separate but related sources: the premium hedgers pay over realized volatility for equity index options (Volatility Risk Premium), the further premium hedgers pay for volatility futures over the price implied by equity index options (Futures Risk Premium), and, to a lesser degree, the tendency for measures of implied volatility like the VIX® and VSTOXX® Indexes to mean revert over time. Like the premium collected by insurance companies, Volatility Risk Premium and Futures Risk Premium can be collected by volatility investment strategies. We apply three approaches to collect these premia:

 

> Absolute measures of volatility futures’ contango and backwardation

> Momentum changes in Volatility and Futures Risk Premium

> Trends observed in the implied and realized volatility of the S&P 500

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Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal and fluctuation of value. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Carefully consider the investment objectives, risk factors, charges and expenses before investing. Invest In Vol, LLC is the investment advisor for the separately managed accounts (SMAs) and advisory services; it provides investment advisory services to clients and does not sell securities. For a more complete disclosure click here. For a more complete description of our business, Form ADV 2A, and accompanying brochures, click here.

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