Alternative Risk Premia

Investment Objective

Alternative Risk Premia (ARP) is designed to deliver diversifying returns to traditional assets. The strategy targets 90 Day T-Bills + 5% p.a. return with a 10% volatility. The equity beta is systematically managed (ex-ante) to ≤ 0.2.


Our team seeks to build a market neutral portfolio that does not rely on the most common sources of returns but systematically seeks to extract sources of return within asset classes to build broader, more diversified portfolios. Some returns traditionally thought to be ‘alpha’ can be explained by alternative risk premia and embody these diversifying properties.

The Alternative Risk Premia strategy seeks a low correlation to equities and bonds and can offer valuable diversification with robust and persistent returns. It is diversified across asset classes, strategies and styles. The team adjusts for investable strategy breadth and tail risk.

Investment Options*

  • Commingled Vehicle
  • Separate Account

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Investment Disclosures

*The strategies listed include those which may be subject to the ability to meet investment minimums and other specific criteria, and may not be directly available to U.S. investors.

There can be no guarantee these strategies will be successful or that the investment objective can be achieved.

Investment risks: All investments, domestic and foreign, involve risks including the risk of possible loss of principal. The market value of the portfolio may decline as a result of a number of factors, including adverse economic and market conditions, prospects of stocks in the portfolio, changing interest rates, and real or perceived adverse competitive industry conditions. Investing overseas involves special risks including among others, risks related to political or economic instability, foreign currency (such as exchange, valuation, and fluctuation) risk, market entry or exit restrictions, illiquidity and taxation. Emerging markets pose greater risks than investments in developed markets.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. (“SIMNA”) is an SEC registered investment adviser providing asset management products and services to clients in the US and in Canada, NRD Number 12130. Registered as a Portfolio Manager in Canada with the securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.  Schroder Fund Advisors LLC (“SFA”) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIMNA Inc. and is registered as a limited purpose broker-dealer with FINRA and as an Exempt Market Dealer with the securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.SFA markets certain investment vehicles for which other Schroders entities are investment advisers. 

For illustrative purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation to invest in the above-mentioned security / sector / country.

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