The Hercules Systematic Volatility Strategies are designed for investors seeking aggressive growth. The strategies seek to generate alpha with a market-neutral investment approach. The excess returns generated, have low correlations to broad markets as well as traditional and other alternative asset classes. The strategies are implemented by systematically trading in options on US Equity Indices frequently, over very short time horizons, in a direction-agnostic manner. Trading strategies focus on Trend Reversal, Premium Collection, Volatility Mean Reversion and Event Sigma. They are based on backtested, market data based models and a rules-based investment process.
Our tactical trading program is subject to minimal time decay, with frequent volatility trades that have very short horizons. The result is a limited negative impact on expected returns. We overcome the challenge of adding value, in timing of hedging decisions and minimise drag on expected returns, with a sufficiently successful backtested set of models.
We take a systematic, data and model driven approach to investing. It allows us to multiply the purview of our markets with greater ease and precision, and significantly cut down decision-making time. We budget our trade exposures to different risk factors and periodically conduct a post-hoc analysis of realized portfolio performance. Our rules-based trading takes the subjectivity and individual behavior out of the process, minimizing the scope for errors.
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