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Where Does Hedged Equity Fit?

"So where does the DRS fit in a portfolio?" We field this question often. Simple, yet effective investment approach behind the the Defined Risk Strategy (DRS) appeals to many as it can serve different roles within a portfolio. This paper dives into the DRS allocation question, examines the impacts of adding the DRS in incrementally larger proportions to an existing balanced portfolio and analyzes the impact on portfolio risk and return metrics, as well as, examines the various ways the DRS can fit in a portfolio to accomplish various goals.

By |2018-10-09T16:13:13+00:00September 26th, 2018|DOCUMENTS, Research|Comments Off on Where Does Hedged Equity Fit?

Managing Expectations — Drawdown Scenarios and Swan DRS Performance Analysis

Do investors really understand the math behind investment returns? There are a lot of misconceptions amongst investors as it relates to equity investment returns, hedged equity returns, and the math behind them. The goal of this paper is to explain the 4 mathematical principles the drive investment returns, demonstrate how a hedged equity strategy can leverage all 4 in the investor's favor, and support the usage of a hedged equity approach over other traditional equity approaches for long-term investment growth.

By |2018-10-02T10:34:41+00:00September 25th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Managing Expectations — Drawdown Scenarios and Swan DRS Performance Analysis

Active vs Passive — Losing the Forest for the Trees

By now the arguments for and against picking stocks and indexing are well documented. At Swan Global Investments, our take on the whole passive-versus-active debate is a bit different. It doesn’t matter. Active or passive: it doesn’t matter. Dive into this engaging paper to learn why, and more importantly discover what may be overlooked in the broader passive vs. active debate.

By |2018-10-09T16:14:41+00:00September 25th, 2018|DOCUMENTS, Research|Comments Off on Active vs Passive — Losing the Forest for the Trees

Diversifying with the Defined Risk Strategy

Diversifying with the Defined Risk Strategy   Swan Research - Innovative Thought Leadership As investors seek portfolio diversification in an era of index investing, a number of indices are often considered when considering exposure different asset classes. [...]

By |2018-10-02T10:36:57+00:00September 25th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portfolio Optimization: Thinking Outside the Style Box

Portfolio Optimization: Thinking 'Outside the Style Box' Download White Paper Swan Research - Innovative Portfolio Optimization Swan is focused on helping provide financial advisors with the thought leadership necessary to differentiate themselves and make their [...]

By |2018-10-02T10:39:03+00:00September 25th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Portfolio Optimization: Thinking Outside the Style Box

Analysis of Three Largest Drawdowns — Swan Defined Risk Strategy

Do investors really understand the math behind investment returns? There are a lot of misconceptions amongst investors as it relates to equity investment returns, hedged equity returns, and the math behind them. The goal of this paper is to explain the 4 mathematical principles the drive investment returns, demonstrate how a hedged equity strategy can leverage all 4 in the investor's favor, and support the usage of a hedged equity approach over other traditional equity approaches for long-term investment growth.

By |2018-10-02T10:41:09+00:00September 24th, 2018|Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Analysis of Three Largest Drawdowns — Swan Defined Risk Strategy

Optimizing Asset Allocation

By definition, systematic risk cannot be diversified away. Therefore, at Swan, we believe if you can't diversify away systematic risk, you must hedge it away. The goal of this study is to show how hedged equity, through an investment vehicle such as the Defined Risk Strategy, can be superior to traditional asset allocation or help enhance it.

By |2018-10-09T16:17:28+00:00September 29th, 2018|DOCUMENTS, Research|Comments Off on Optimizing Asset Allocation

Swan DRS Investor Brochure

Investor Brochure - Swan Defined Risk Strategy (DRS) Investors begin with certain investment goals in mind. But in the face of unique and numerous investment challenges, many investors are increasingly uncertain if they can achieve their goals. Dual [...]

By |2018-10-09T15:59:13+00:00December 31st, 2016|DOCUMENTS, Performance|Comments Off on Swan DRS Investor Brochure

Swan DRS 1-Page Brochure

1-Page Brochure - Swan Defined Risk Strategy (DRS) What keeps you up a night? Investors face a rock and hard place scenario with bonds and stocks: A rise in interest rates are bad news for bonds, [...]

By |2018-10-09T15:59:52+00:00December 15th, 2016|DOCUMENTS, Performance|Comments Off on Swan DRS 1-Page Brochure

Math Matters: Rethinking Investment Returns & How Math Impacts Results

Do investors really understand the math behind investment returns? There are a lot of misconceptions amongst investors as it relates to equity investment returns, hedged equity returns, and the math behind them. The goal of this paper is to explain the 4 mathematical principles the drive investment returns, demonstrate how a hedged equity strategy can leverage all 4 in the investor's favor, and support the usage of a hedged equity approach over other traditional equity approaches for long-term investment growth.

By |2018-09-27T17:05:02+00:00June 7th, 2016|Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Math Matters: Rethinking Investment Returns & How Math Impacts Results

Seeking Consistent Outcomes

Seeking Consistent Outcomes Most financial plans assume a consistent return. As you can see in this download, over time the S&P 500 Index has proven to be far from consistent. By minimizing negative surprises [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:02:16+00:00October 20th, 2015|DOCUMENTS, DRS Solutions|Comments Off on Seeking Consistent Outcomes

Investing for Income

The #1 fear of retirees is running out of income during retirement. Low yields have eroded income and if rates rise the capital preservation role of bonds will be severely challenged. Addressing the Distribution Conundrum with the Swan Defined Risk Strategy.

By |2018-10-02T14:26:09+00:00October 2nd, 2015|DOCUMENTS, DRS Solutions|Comments Off on Investing for Income

The Retirement Conundrum: Untying the Gordian Knot

Investors entering retirement face an array of unique challenges that collectively seem daunting, a real Retirement Conundrum. The importance of having intelligent, forward-thinking financial advisors directly solving this situation is more important than ever. One-click solutions like target date funds or robo-advisors will not solve the retirement conundrum. Following the same cookie-cutter, 60/40 solutions outlined in textbooks will not solve the retirement problem. At Swan, we believe that only bold, forward-thinking solutions that directly address the biggest risks to the retired baby boomers will solve the problem - like the legend of Alexander the Great cleaving the Gordian Knot.

By |2018-10-02T14:28:30+00:00September 26th, 2015|Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Retirement Conundrum: Untying the Gordian Knot

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Swan Article - Hope for the Best and Prepare for the Worst Swan Research - Innovative Thought Leadership Download PDF The fall of 2018 marks a decade since the darkest days of the Financial Crisis of [...]

By |2018-10-09T16:19:16+00:00January 7th, 2015|Research|Comments Off on Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

The DRS: A Full Market Cycle Strategy

White Paper - The Defined Risk Strategy - A Full Market Cycle Strategy Download White Paper Investment Strategy for the Long-Term Investor Long-term investing means investors will experience full market cycles. So, shouldn't [...]

By |2018-09-27T16:31:49+00:00March 24th, 2013|Research, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The DRS: A Full Market Cycle Strategy