Volatility Risk Premium strategy positioning

Simon Aninat, Volatility expert and portfolio manager at Seeyond, explains the positioning for the Volatility Risk Premium strategy.

Main risks of the strategy: capital loss risk, volatility-linked risk, risk related to the underlying asset, model-based risk.  


  • An innovative alternative for investors within the galaxy of income strategies and a potential source of diversification;
  • A strategy designed to aim at a long-term beta to Equities ranging between 0.3 and 0.4 and a risk/return profile comparable with those of traditional income strategies;
  • Two major differences with traditional income strategies: the nature of the alpha and the exposure to duration risk.
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