What Does An Active Long Volatility Strategy Look Like?

Simon Aninat, volatility portfolio manager at Seeyond, explains Seeyond’s approach to active long volatility strategies.

Key Highlights

  • For most investors, long volatility strategies are only used as a tactical bet to implement before market downturns. But since 2009, market crashes are almost impossible to anticipate.
  • Active long volatility strategies are long term investments which need both quiet and volatile markets to fully implement their differentiating effect.
  • Seeyond’s active long volatility strategy aim to deliver strong returns during volatile markets with a reduced cost of carry compared to passive long volatility strategies.
This interview took place in November 2020.

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

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