Retail Strategy with VIX Hedging

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds can serve well as a building block for a retail investor’s well-diversified portfolio due to their unique characteristics. With few retail hedge funds available on the Nordic market, Global Assets co-founder Lars Semb Maalen-Johansen (pictured) is in the process of launching a quant-driven long/short equity fund for the retail audience as well as the professional investor.

“Looking at the market for retail investment funds, alternative long/short funds account for only a small proportion of the offering,” says Maalen-Johansen, who is launching GA Global Hedge in a UCITS structure “to be able to offer a hedged strategy to the everyday investor as well as the professional segment.” According to Maalen-Johansen, “the actual offering of alternative funds to the general public is very limited, and with us, they can get a fund that has the same legal structure as a long-only fund, but with downside protection and low correlation to the rest of their fund portfolio.”

“This combination creates an asymmetrical return profile for the fund.”

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