Separately Managed Accounts (SMA)
Creating Wealth by Reducing Losses
We created the Defined Risk Strategy SMA in 1997 with the goal of providing an investment solution that offered investors both the opportunity for long-term capital appreciation and downside protection, in addition to using options strategies to generate cash flow. Since inception, Defined Risk Strategy Select Composite SMA has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 over full market cycles.
Our Separately Managed Accounts include:
- Equally weighted ETFs representing the sectors of the S&P 500
- Put options to hedge long equity positions
- Income-generating options strategies
The Swan Separately Managed Accounts offer qualified investors the opportunity to invest in the Defined Risk Strategy across a range of asset classes, including both large and small cap U.S. stock indices, Foreign and emerging market indices, gold, real estate, and more. The Swan SMAs are available for advisors to use with their clients at TD Ameritrade. TDA has invested in its technology to allow options managers such as Swan to offer Separately Managed Accounts to retail investors.
Our Separately Managed Accounts offerings reflect our commitment to provide risk management solutions and options-based strategies to qualified investors through advisory relationships. A minimum commitment is required by each advisor to use the SMA structure.
Defining Managed Separate Accounts
A Separately Managed Account is a portfolio of assets under the management of a professional investment firm. The vast majority of such investments firms are called registered investment advisors, which are regulated by of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. One or more portfolio managers are responsible for day-to-day investment decisions, supported by a team of analysts, operations and administrative staff. Separately Managed Accounts differ from mutual funds in that each portfolio is unique to a single account, in which the manager has discretion to make investment decisions for each account.