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Low Vol vs Option-Based Strategies

Oct 6th, 2019 | Filed under: Newly Added, Risk management, Risk Metrics and Measurement, The Alts Industry, Risk Management Strategies & Processes

By Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch (@FactorResearch) INTRODUCTION Some investment products and strategies can be considered toxic given their history on Wall Street. Portfolio insurance is rarely used in marketing materials, given its role in the 1987 stock market crash. CDO-Squared instruments and structured investment vehicles (SIVs) are also unlikely toRead More


Volatility Arbitrage and Cross-Border Options

Jul 29th, 2018 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Strategies, Investing in Commodities, Newly Added, Alpha Strategies, Risk management, Macro and Managed Futures Funds, Risk Management Strategies & Processes, Hedge Funds, Commodities, Risk Management & Operations

A new paper, by Adriano Tosi, of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, looks at the mispricing of a cross-section of international option returns, which suggests that there is money to be made (in more decorous language a “positive risk premium” may be “commanded,”) by selling exchange-traded products and buying theRead More


Options-based Strategies and their Pay-offs

Apr 10th, 2018 | Filed under: Financial Economics Theory, Newly Added, Behavioral finance, Risk Metrics and Measurement, Risk Management & Operations, Finance & Economics

Roberto Obregon, of the Meketa Investment Group, has written a paper (available at SSRN) on the use of options-based equity strategies. Obregon is the author of a number of scholarly papers on alternative strategies, including one last fall on global macro, which he co-authored with Willam Dana. In his optionsRead More