Overlay strategies are investment strategies that use derivative investment vehicles to obtain, offset or substitute specific portfolio exposures, beyond those provided by the underlying portfolio assets. They allow pension fund sponsors to increase or reduce exposure in a fund, relative to its actual funded amount.
The strategies generally involve a synthetic replication of an asset class, market or factor exposure, such as portable alpha, foreign exchange overlays, rebalancing, liability-driven investments, cash equitization, hedge fund replication, and completion overlay.
The fair value of the overlay portfolio is often very small or even zero because it is generally funded and implemented by using derivatives. The overlay portfolio can be highly leveraged as a result of using derivatives.
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