Cervino Capital Management LLC : Diversified Options Strategy 2X

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Year-to-Date
N / A
May Performance
1.63%
Min Investment
$ 25k
Mgmt. Fee
2.00%
Perf. Fee
20.00%
Annualized Vol
11.73%
Sharpe (RFR=1%)
0.39
CAROR
4.98%
Assets
$ 1.6M
Worst DD
-17.32
S&P Correlation
0.09

Growth of 1,000 - VAMI

Monthly Performance

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Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial.

Period Returns

Program / Index May Qtr YTD 1yr 3yr 5yr 10yr Since
1/2008
Diversified Options Strategy 2X 1.63 - - - - - 1.37 23.92
S&P 500 -6.27 - - - - - 22.77 151.29
+/- S&P 500 7.90 - - - - - -21.40 -127.36

Strategy Description

Summary

Cervino Capital Management’s DIVERSIFIED OPTIONS STRATEGY 2X is an absolute return program which involves the same trading strategies as the Diversified Options Strategy 1X program but will trade twice as many contracts as the 1X program for the same nominal account size. Accordingly,... Read More

Account & Fees

Type Managed Account
Minimum Investment $ 25k
Trading Level Incremental Increase $ 0k
CTA Max Funding Factor
Management Fee 2.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%
Average Commission $10.00
Available to US Investors Yes

Subscriptions

High Water Mark No
Subscription Frequency 1-7 Days
Redemption Frequency 1-7 Days
Investor Requirements Any Investor
Lock-up Period 0

Trading

Trading Frequency 2800 RT/YR/$M
Avg. Margin-to-Equity 50%
Targeted Worst DD -20.00%
Worst Peak-to-Trough 10.24%
Sector Focus Stock Index Traders

Holding Periods

Over 12 Months 0%
4-12 Months 20.00%
1-3 Months 60.00%
1-30 Days 20.00%
Intraday 0%

Decision-Making

Discretionary 70.00%
Systematic 30.00%

Strategy

Option-purchasing
25.00%
Option-spreads
50.00%
Option-writing
25.00%
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Composition

Stock Indices
70.00%
Currency Futures
10.00%
Precious Metals
10.00%
Interest Rates
10.00%
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Summary

Cervino Capital Management’s DIVERSIFIED OPTIONS STRATEGY 2X is an absolute return program which involves the same trading strategies as the Diversified Options Strategy 1X program but will trade twice as many contracts as the 1X program for the same nominal account size. Accordingly, the additional leverage of the 2X program is expected to result in increased account volatility, and therefore an increased potential for higher returns as well as an increased potential for larger drawdowns. The objective is to generate consistent monthly returns averaging between 100bps and 500bps for an annualized target of 20% to 30% per year. The maximum peak-to-trough drawdown since inception is (10.24%) and began in September 2008. The managed futures program trades options on a diversified portfolio of financial futures contracts including equity indices, fixed income, currencies, and precious metals. Opportunity and risk exposure is further diversified through use of different types of complex option positions such as debit spreads, credit spreads, condors, ratio spreads, strangles and calendar spreads as well as naked puts and calls. There are varying risks associated with these strategies, including the risk of unlimited loss associated with writing naked calls or puts.

Investment Strategy

Cervino Capital Management specializes in trading separate managed accounts for sophisticated investors. Our primary objective is to produce risk-adjusted skill-based returns through a variety of alternative and traditional strategies. Our investment philosophy recognizes that investment performance is a function of risk taken, but also that the complexity of human behavior can never be fully modeled. And while mathematical techniques reveal important dynamics within the markets, circular relationships between cause and effect relegate quant models to just an abstraction of reality... Expecting models to be exactly right is unreasonable. Rather, a discretionary common sense approach is needed—one which balances the quantitative with the qualitative in order to manage the cycles of volatility.

Risk Management

Risk control is instituted through a variety of means with the aim of minimizing drawdowns in most market conditions. The first is portfolio construction and diversification; second is controlling leverage through position sizing adjusted according to account size, volatility and risk-reward analysis; and third is stops based on money management rules. Risk control might not limit drawdowns.

   

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial.

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Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial.

Note: Figures shown in the Monthly column are the greatest figures (or worst for losses/drawdowns) for any particular month. The Annual figures are the greatest for any calendar year.

Drawdown Report

Depth Length (Mos.) Recovery (Mos.) Peak Valley
-17.32 2 6 6/1/2011 8/1/2011
-10.24 2 21 8/1/2008 10/1/2008
-2.79 1 2 3/1/2011 4/1/2011
-1.93 1 2 2/1/2012 3/1/2012
-1.43 3 3 8/1/2010 11/1/2010
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Consecutive Gains

Run-up Length (Mos.) Start End
20.21 4 9/1/2011 12/1/2011
18.87 8 1/1/2008 8/1/2008
7.68 4 11/1/2008 2/1/2009
6.85 6 11/1/2009 4/1/2010
5.59 3 6/1/2010 8/1/2010
2.91 2 5/1/2011 6/1/2011
2.89 1 6/1/2009 6/1/2009
2.49 2 4/1/2012 5/1/2012
2.19 4 12/1/2010 3/1/2011
0.69 1 2/1/2012 2/1/2012
0.61 1 9/1/2009 9/1/2009
0.19 1 4/1/2009 4/1/2009
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Consecutive Losses

Run-up Length (Mos.) Start End
-17.32 2 7/1/2011 8/1/2011
-10.24 2 9/1/2008 10/1/2008
-3.66 1 10/1/2009 10/1/2009
-3.17 1 5/1/2009 5/1/2009
-2.79 1 4/1/2011 4/1/2011
-1.93 1 3/1/2012 3/1/2012
-1.43 3 9/1/2010 11/1/2010
-1.17 1 3/1/2009 3/1/2009
-0.69 1 5/1/2010 5/1/2010
-0.69 2 7/1/2009 8/1/2009
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Time Windows Analysis

 1 Month3 Month6 Month12 Month18 Month2 Year3 Year
Number of Periods53.0051.0048.0042.0036.0030.0018.00
Percent Profitable69.8168.6368.7576.1977.7896.6783.33
Average Period Return0.461.151.942.434.246.608.71
Average Gain1.853.584.704.576.197.1511.65
Average Loss-2.93-4.17-4.14-4.44-2.61-9.51-5.94
Best Period12.9618.5021.0411.2713.3514.7521.92
Worst Period-11.89-16.18-16.95-16.68-11.96-9.51-14.31
Standard Deviation3.395.296.095.115.104.698.31
Gain Standard Deviation2.213.564.712.913.463.644.60
Loss Standard Deviation3.554.524.024.593.857.26
Sharpe Ratio (1%)0.110.170.240.280.540.980.68
Average Gain / Average Loss0.630.861.141.032.380.751.96
Profit / Loss Ratio1.561.882.503.308.3221.809.80
Downside Deviation (10%)2.553.914.345.445.905.7610.58
Downside Deviation (5%)2.433.493.383.412.592.114.39
Downside Deviation (0%)2.403.393.173.042.101.743.43
Sortino Ratio (10%)0.02-0.02-0.12-0.47-0.57-0.63-0.67
Sortino Ratio (5%)0.160.260.430.421.052.181.29
Sortino Ratio (0%)0.190.340.610.802.023.802.54

Top Performer Badges

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Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial.