Camelot Protected Participation Strategy
Structured Outcomes in a Separately Managed Account: An alternative to equity index annuities and structured notes that seeks to provide clients with defined outcomes at the end of a specified period of time, generally one or two years.
Investment Philosophy: The investment team believes that structuring investment outcomes to protect portfolios from debilitating drawdowns, while providing some upside participation, can smooth return streams over time. The team believes this lower volatility approach will keep clients invested in the markets so they can ultimately reach their financial goals.
What's Different About a PPS?
· Downside protection - three different levels of downside protection, you choose the protection you want
- Mitigate losses in negative markets
· Upside participation with no caps
· Daily liquidity
· Complete transparency
· No up-front commissions or back end surrender fees
· No lock-ups
· A separately managed account for fiduciaries
· Low cost, 49 basis points
Who Can Benefit Most from This Strategy?
o Longevity risk
o Sequence of return risk
· Risk-Averse Investors
How Should This Product be Used?
· Bond Replacement
· Equity Replacement
· TD Ameritrade
Protected Participation Strategy Managers
Thomas Kirchner, Strategy Manager
Mr. Kirchner is managing member of Camelot Event-Driven Advisors. He has been responsible for the day-to-day management of the Camelot Event-Driven Fund since its 2003 inception.
Prior to joining Camelot with the transition of the fund, he managed the fund for Quaker Funds and previously was the founder of Pennsylvania Avenue Advisers LLC and the portfolio manager of the Pennsylvania Avenue Event-Driven Fund. From 1996-1999, Mr. Kirchner worked as a Bond Trader
for Banque Nationale de Paris S.A. In 1999, he was retained by Fannie Mae as a Financial Engineer.
Mr. Kirchner is a graduate of Kings College, University of London, and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Paul Hoffmeister, Strategy Manager
Mr. Hoffmeister is managing member of Camelot Event-Driven Advisors, and chief economist and portfolio manager at Camelot Portfolios. He previously managed the Camelot Event-Driven Fund at Quaker Funds, and was chief economist at Bretton Woods Research and Polyconomics.
Mr. Hoffmeister is a graduate of Georgetown University, and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.