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V2 Capital's Hedge Equity Fund aims for ramp year on its third anniversary

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Victor Viner, a 25-year veteran of the investments industry, first created V2 Capital in 2004. After working with his partner to refine their equities strategy, the firm launched the V2 Hedged Equity Fund, with capital from firm principals in 2010. Last year, Opalesque first reported on the opening of that fund to outside investors. Now, as V2 Hedged Equity closes out its third year with a solid track record, Viner hopes to gain greater traction with investors, and expand the business.

V2's hedged equity product combines a portfolio of long high quality dividend paying equities combined with a short options overlay using customized index options, and was backed early on by investors like Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot. "We're doing the same strategy we have had in place since day one. Any adjustment really shows up in our short book where we take advantage of cheaper options, as our hedge, but our three year track record is consistent, and I think that gives us greater credibility with investors," Viner tells Opalesque.

The equity selection is based on rigorous fundamentals based analysis, diversifying exposure across each of the sectors in the S&P 500. The short call options are selected based on the current volatility environment and used to manage net exposure, reduce overall volatility, provide some downside protection, as well as enhance the yield of the portfolio.

"The good news for us is that we ha......................

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