VOLATILITY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM - VSOP

The Volatility Special Opportunities Program is a systematic multi-strategy approach in the S&P 500 index volatility market with a real-money track record dating back to July 2016.

VSOP consists of proprietary science driven and fully automated sub-strategies with low-correlated returns, internally diversifying the program. Its objective is to deliver the advantages of balanced portfolio long-term risk-returns with the short-term hedging and alpha capabilities of an overlay portfolio.

VOLATILITY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM - VSOP

GROSS PERFORMANCE SINCE 2016*

*Source: Quantumrock; gross performance (BVI method): The gross performance considers all costs incurred at portfolio level (e. g. trading costs) and assumes reinvestment of any distributions. Costs incurred at customer level such as management and performance fees are not included. Unless otherwise specified, all indicated performance data on this website show the gross performance. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator the future performance.

Key Performance Indicators*

-3.86%

September 2020 - MTD Gross Performance

34.15%

Year-to-Date Gross Performance

96.69%

Total Gross Performance since July 2016

17.26%

Average Gross Return p.a

1.27

Sharpe Ratio (gross)

13.24%

Realized Volatility p.a. (gross)

MONTHLY COMMENTARY - SEPTEMBER 2020

This month witnessed unusual options activity in the Tech sector during the U.S stock market’s rally creating a short squeeze on the upside that spread to the entire market. Since April, a big institution (most likely SoftBank) bought billions worth of calls – in turn, stressing market participants upside risk slides and pushing them to seek protection by buying the underlying asset (Tech companies, S&P 500, Nasdaq). This led to a reduction in their short-implied volatility by buying options and VIX futures. The direct consequence: a decorrelation between the VIX index and the S&P 500 index.

The uncertainty over the U.S elections and a looming second wave of COVID-19 infections combined with this unusual options activity lead to one of the longest episodes of high risk-premia for the VIX leaving very few trading opportunities. The portfolio lost -3.86%, where -2.73% can be attributed to the overlay strategies. In particular, decorrelation effects between the S&P 500 and VIX Index contributed to the negative performance.

Monthly Returns (%)

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2020

4.23

-7.47

23.21

3.06

1.19

9.87

0.63%

1.83

-3.86

34.15

2019

-0.09

-0.40

2.05

1.62

2.42

3.43

-0.25

6.16

0.19

0.47

1.06

0.47

18.30

2018

-3.09

8.41

-0.33

0.30

0.69

0.13

-0.98

-0.58

-0.11

2.52

-1.92

-1.28

3.36

2017

2.38

-0.24

0.13

1.33

1.68

-1.92

0.17

-2.08

2.34

2.45

-2.18

0.83

4.83

2016

12.55

-7.26

3.76

-1.10

3.44

3.25

14.39

Yearly Performance (%)

*Source: Quantumrock; gross performance (BVI method): The gross performance considers all costs incurred at portfolio level (e. g. trading costs) and assumes reinvestment of any distributions. Costs incurred at customer level such as management and performance fees are not included. Unless otherwise specified, all indicated performance data on this website show the gross performance. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator the future performance.

**Source: Quantumrock; the net performance assumes a model calculation with the highest, default fees with 2.00% management fee and 20.00% performance fee. It does not include individual costs of the investor, such as a securities account fee. (To this effect, please refer to the price list of your securities account provider.) Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator for future performance.

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Disclaimer

General disclaimers
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Investment performance
The performance representations contained herein are not representations that such performance will continue in the future or that any investment scenario or performance will even be similar to such description. Any investment described herein is an example only and is not a representation that the same or even similar investment scenarios will arise in the future or that investments made will be profitable. No representation is being made that any investment will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. In fact, there are frequently sharp differences between prior performance results and actual results achieved by a particular trading program.

Performance shown is gross. The gross performance considers all costs incurred at portfolio level (e. g. trading costs) and assumes reinvestment of any distributions. Costs incurred at customer level such as management and performance fees are not included.

Because clients have different fee arrangements and depending upon the timing of a specific investment, net performance for an individual client may vary from the gross performance stated herein. Actual returns will vary among clients in accordance with the terms of the pertinent investment management agreements. Investment returns and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate and may be quite volatile and depend, among other things, on the tax treatment of the personal circumstances of each investor. In addition to exposure to adverse market conditions, investments may also be exposed to changes in regulations, change in providers of capital and other service providers. Investors risk loss of their entire investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Indices
References to indices contained herein are not intended to compare to the actual performance of Quantumrock, but solely for the purpose of comparison to certain industry segments. Reference to indices are for comparative purposes only. Holdings may vary significantly from the holdings that comprise the index above. Past performance of an index should not be construed as an indicator of future performance of your account.

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