We have created a long-only equity strategy that aims to beat the S&P 500 total return benchmark by using tactical allocation algorithms to invest in equity ETFs. One of the principal goals of the strategy is to protect investors’ capital during periods of severe market stress such as in the downturns of 2000 and 2008. The strategy times the allocation of capital to equity ETFs or short-duration Treasury securities when investment opportunities are limited.
Systematic Strategies is a hedge fund rather than an RIA, so we have no plans to offer the product to the public. However, we are currently holding exploratory discussions with Registered Investment Advisors about how the strategy might be made available to their clients.
For more background, see this post on Seeking Alpha: http://tiny.cc/ba3kny