Active risk mitigation strategy

Investment Objective:

To mitigate currency risk by adjusting the hedge ratio on individual currency exposures in order to protect investors from the adverse effects of currency movements.

Key Features:

  • Systematic approach that combines several factors in order to be confident of achieving robust results in all market environments
  • The investment process starts from a momentum strategy, which is modified and enhanced by two additional filters:
    • Option market data – various indications taken from the option volatility surface are used to adjust the hedge ratio
    • Macro views – when our discretionary team has a strong view, this is used to define the overall regime applicable to a given currency pair


  • Risk Mitigation: Seeks to reduce risks inherent in managing foreign exchange exposure
  • Specialisation: Investors can outsource currency risk management to a specialist rather than a generalist asset manager or custodian
  • Centralisation: Investors can use a single specialist to supervise and manage all of their currency risks
  • Customisation: Can be applied to any benchmark, with 0% to 100% hedge ratio

Hedge Ratios on Individual Currency Exposures are Systematically Adjusted

Hedge Ratios on Individual Currency Exposures

What Makes Us Different:

  • Disciplined and robust approach: The methodology is systematic and rules-based, and is designed to provide acceptable results in all market environments.
  • Designed for hedging: The investment process was developed specifically for hedging purposes, with a special focus on identifying dangerous situations and reacting with a prudent bias.
  • Widely applicable: The approach is based on clear and sensible principles, and can be applied to a wide variety of currency pairs, including emerging markets.
  • Continual research: The investment team is mainly composed of quantitative analysts, who monitor the latest academic research trends and continually research improvements to the methodology.


Risk Mitigation

Manage Exisiting Risk

Absolute Return

Dynamic Currency Hedging

Who we are

Founded in 1994, we are an independent institutional asset manager based in London specialising in currency investment management for institutional clients globally.
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What we do

We provide currency management solutions including risk mitigation strategies, active management of existing risk, absolute return products and advisory services.
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