Thu, Nov 27, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

VelocityShares launches two hedged equity ETFs

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

VelocityShares LLC, developer of exchange traded products (ETPs) has launched two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) providing a sophisticated long/ short volatility strategy combined with a large cap equity allocation. Both VelocityShares Volatility Hedged Large Cap ETF (SPXH) and VelocityShares Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap ETF (TRSK) went live this morning. The announcement follows the firm's may licensing of the VelocityShares Volatility Hedged Large Cap Index and the VelocityShares Tail Risk Hedged Large Cap Index.

The new ETFs are indended to combine an 85% exposure to a US large cap equity portfolio with a 15% exposure to a volatility strategy, rebalanced every month. Both volatility strategies are designed to provide long/short exposure to VIX futures and potentially benefit from the interaction between the dynamics of the VIX futures curve and the convexity generated by using daily resetting instruments.

The launches are the next step in for the firm which has other products planned for later in the year. TRSK utilizes a volatility strategy which tries to hedge tail risk events in the S&P 500, at a potentially higher cost during normal market conditions, by targeting a slightly long volatility bias. SPXH utilizes a volatility strategy which also tries to hedge large volatility events in the S&P 500, while retaining upside potential during normal market conditions, by targeting a neutral volatility bias. The products are......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Unlucky Paulson & Co. rebrands $1.6bn Recovery Fund after 13% drop[more]

    From Businessweek.com: A maturing U.S. economic recovery is prompting Paulson & Co. to change course. The $19 billion hedge fund firm, led by billionaire John Paulson, told investors on a conference call this month that the Paulson Recovery Fund will be renamed Paulson Special Situations Fund on Jan

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Islamic Finance races ahead with Sukuk, the first managed account platform, and foreign demand[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A number of developments took place within Islamic finance in the past years, including the launch of a Islamic managed account platform and the further growth of the sukuk space that saw this instrument evolve from being a type of an ABS security that was rarely

  3. CTAs , event-driven strategies lead hedge funds recovery in mid-November[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: November’s performance proves to be in sharp contrast to the previous month, with equities further consolidating their upswing last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. CTA funds als

  4. Fund Profile - A complex hedge fund strategy works for United Technologies[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: Reports that portable alpha is dead have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain might have phrased it. Another Connecticut Yankee, giant United Technologies Corp., is gearing up to grow its successful, nearly decade-long portable-alpha program. The UTC strategy took

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: The unintended consequences of Basel III[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Bijesh Amin, co-founder and managing director of Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a technology solutions and services firm focused on the alternative asset management industry, has recently observed