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Value as of 16 May 2013
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Despite qualms about world growth, after disappointing figures from the US, China and Eurozone, equity markets remained bullish thanks to central bank’s loose monetary policies. The best performance of all was once more put in by the Japanese market, helped by the fall of the yen.
One-year implied volatility of the basket of currencies held pretty steady, edging up from 17.7% to 17.8% on the strength of the Nikkei’s almost 2% volatility growth (-0.25% for S&P500, -0.25% for EuroStoxx50 and +1.85% for Nikkei225). Volatility movements, barring Nikkei, were pretty weak, with a spread of little more than one point between the highest and lowest during the month. Exposure was increased slightly from 1.07 to 1.16 over the month and we maintained a mean maturity of more than one year to reduce carry and roll costs.
As regards yield contribution, the directional driver benefited slightly from the long volatility position (mean exposure of +1.12) and the slight rise in 1-year implied volatility (+0.1 point). The second performance driver continued to suffer from lack of trading opportunities and strategy implementation costs. The third performance driver, geographical allocation, also suffered this month; we are indeed no longer exposed to the Japanese market but overweighted on the US market after Nikkei volatility continued to soar within a bullish market and the S&P500’s slid back.
The fund’s exposure has been kept for the moment at +1.16 (instead of +2) to hedge against continuing volatility falls. These seem, however, to have bottomed out at around 17%-19% in the current juncture with no improvement in economic and financial fundamentals. We also maintained our highly underweighted Nikkei position, with an allocation close to 0% instead of 20% to the benefit of S&P500 at 70% instead of 50%.
Over a minimum investment horizon of three years, the sub-fund aims to achieve a gross performance of 7% per annum within a framework of controlled risk. To reach this objective, the management team sets up an exposure to volatility of the world equity markets: positive when volatility is low and negative when volatility is high.
Distr. share : 15 November 2007
Acc. share : 15 November 2007
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