SMA Inception Date: 10/1/2008
Objective: Pursues an absolute return strategy that seeks to provide capital appreciation consistent with the risk-return characteristics of a diversified portfolio of hedge funds.

Why Choose This SMA?

  • To access the risk, return and correlation properties of a broad set of hedge funds through an SMA
  • To invest in a broad range of global asset classes
  • To maintain a stable risk profile across changing markets

Investment Strategy

  • Proprietary algorithms analyze the returns of thousands of hedge funds to determine how sensitive they are to the returns of various equity, fixed income, commodity and currency investments.
  • The analysis estimates hedge funds’ exposure to domestic and international equity indexes, global government bonds, interest rates, commodities, and currencies.
  • Based on this data, the fund takes long and short positions in 25 to 30 exchange-traded futures and forward contracts that represent the broad market exposures of the hedge fund industry.
  • As market risk levels change, position sizes are adjusted as often as daily, with the goal of maintaining a stable risk profile.

Portfolio Managers

Alexander D. Healy, PhD

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

David E. Kuenzi, CFA®

Senior Research Scientist, Senior Portfolio Manager

Peter A. Lee

Senior Research Scientist, Portfolio Manager

Philippe P. Lüdi, PhD, CFA®

Senior Research Scientist, Portfolio Manager

Robert S. Rickard

Portfolio Manager

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