Black Swan


What is a Black Swan event? It’s an event that is rare, unpredictable and impactful—and it can be very difficult to attribute to reason.

We offer three different indexes designed to protect against these events by allocating the majority of assets to historically low-volatility Treasuries. Remaining assets are used to purchase “in-the-money” calls. The goal is to achieve capital appreciation while minimizing volatility as compared to standard asset-allocated investments.


The above data is provided for informational purposes only. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Index performance does not reflect the deduction of any fees or expenses. Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns. Alerian does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment product linked to or based on the Alerian Index Series. You should make an investment in any investment fund or other vehicle only after carefully evaluating the risks associated with investment in the investment fund or other vehicle, as detailed in the offering memorandum or similar document prepared by or on behalf of the issuer.