Overlay Strategies & Investments

How We Perform

Harvest overlay strategies and investments reflect our philosophy of efficiently exploiting volatility while providing clients choice in vehicles that are biased or unbiased as to market direction. We manage an active, efficient approach to risk-managed portfolios to earn results.

Overlay strategies  

Our overlay strategies provide clients choice of vehicles biased or unbiased or as to market direction.

Collateral Yield
Enhancement Strategy (CYES)


Non-directional exposure expressed by selling index call and put spreads

Defined maximum loss potential and conservative position risk

Targeting additional yield without increasing or impacting existing portfolio investments

Put Writing
Strategy (PWS)


Positive market bias appeals to investors underweight equity or overweight fixed-income

Sells index put options struck below-current levels, exploiting supply-demand imbalances

Lower risk alternative to traditional long equity allocation

Call Writing
Strategy (CWS)


Seeks improved risk-return on existing equity exposure by selling negatively correlated calls

Equity exposure can include managed/passive allocations (portfolio, index, etf or single-stock)

Facilitates target exit or reduction from concentrated/core equity positions

– Curtis F. Brockelman, Jr., Managing Partner and Co-Founder


Our investment portfolios present investors with boutique opportunities to access volatility-sensitive liquid alts as well as other equity-focused strategies that seek to efficiently outperform market indices.

Risk Premium Equity (RPE)1

A systematic, low volatility equity alternative that captures risk premia alpha to enhance risk adjusted returns

Seeks to reduce equity market drawdowns resulting in accelerated recovery period after market declines
Daily liquid, transparent approach that seeks to outperform equities over a full market cycle with less volatility

Purchasing Power Protection (PPP)

Real asset strategy that uses liquid, long only, non-levered instruments

Tactical rotation between asset classes based on implied volatility, price and growth factors
Seeks to outperform (deliver) Consumer Price Index in inflationary (deflationary) environments

Long / Short Replacement (LSR)2


 Seeks to outperform long/short offerings over time with lower fees and greater liquidity

Seeks to deliver long-run equity returns with less risk and lower volatility

Tactically-adjusted equity exposure based on proprietary volatility signals

Enhanced Equity Strategy (EES)2


 Seeks to outperform traditional long equity and enhanced-upside structured solutions

Exploits index option supply-demand imbalances in a capital efficient manner

Positional risk limited by selling put option spreads; defined cash outlay on long call options

1 This is not an offer of securities.
2 Also available as an overlay.

Our Partners


 Harvest strategies are available for investment at these and other leading broker dealers.

Merrill Lynch
Morgan Stanley
J.P. Morgan
Fidelity Investments
Charles Schwab
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