Swan Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy

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The Swan Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy focuses on total return, seeking both sustainable income and capital appreciation, via actively managed covered call-writing on a quality dividend growth stock portfolio.

Actively Seeking More – This unique approach combines Swan’s decades of options management expertise alongside O’Shares’ leadership in index strategy and development.

A Synergy of Expertise

Delivering a Distinct, Sustainable Solution

Recognized leaders in their respective domains join forces to build the Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy, a distinct solution to best serve investors through market cycles and in different interest rate environments.

Index Providers

O'Shares Investments - Index Provider for the Swan Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy

A recognized leader in index strategy development, O’Shares developed a custom index as the basis of the strategy, powered by stocks selected for both strong fundamentals and dividend growth.  

Kevin O’Leary
Chairman - O'Shares Investments
Connor O’Brien, O’Shares
CEO, President - O'Shares Investments

Portfolio Managers

Swan Global Investments, managers behind the Swan Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy

Leveraging over two decades of expertise as a leader in options strategies, Swan Global Investments manages a proprietary active options overlay on the custom index, seeking to add alpha to the strategy.

Randy Swan, Lead PM
Founder, Lead PM
Chris Hausman, Senior PM
Senior PM

Our ‘Active-Active’ Approach Creates a Dual-Alpha Income Solution

The strategy is distinctly designed to seek sustainable yield and more upside participation than passive strategies.


Actively Seeking More
  • Active stock selection, driven by quality growth and dividend screening
  • Active options strategy management

How It Works: Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy

The strategy seeks income and total return through the contribution of three drivers of return:

  1. potential capital appreciation from quality stocks, 
  2. dividend yield, and
  3. actively-managed options strategy.

Providing investors an alternative to passively-managed equity income strategies, which may be unable to adapt to market conditions, unduly cap upside potential, and/or erode an investor’s capital base over time.

Typical, Passive Covered Call

Typical, Passive Covered Call

  • Passively write calls Out-of-the-Money (OTM) at regular intervals
  • Adjust at expiry
  • Creates a hard upside cap

Our Active Approach

Swan Global Investments - Active Approach to Covered Call

  • Actively manage short-term, Out-of-the-Money (OTM)* calls
  •  Seeking to avoid unduly capping upside and improve total return
  • Rules-based active position and risk management processes

 * The degree to which a position may be OTM will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to, stock and overall market trends, volatility, and options pricing. The resulting hypothetical performance analysis is not actual performance history. Actual results may materially vary and differ significantly from the suggested hypothetical analysis performance data. 

Want More Information on our Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy?

Connect with our team to discuss more details on this distinct process, differentiation versus other derivative strategies, and how this strategy can complement other income strategies within a portfolio.

Seeking Sustainable Yield & Capital Appreciation

Recognized leaders joined forces to build a distinct solution aiming to provide investors with sustainable income and capital appreciation through market cycles and different interest rate environments.


This strategy is available for separate accounts at major custodians and several broker-dealer platforms. For more information about the strategy and platform availability, please feel free to contact our investment consultants.

Learn More About this Synergy of Expertise & Our Distinct Solution

More About the Firms Behind This Solution

O'Shares Investments - Index Provider for the Swan Enhanced Dividend Income Strategy

Defining Separately Managed Accounts

A Separately Managed Account (SMA) is a portfolio of assets under the management of a professional investment firm. The SMA structure is for qualified investors through financial advisory firm relationships and require a minimum investment. The vast majority of such investments firms are called registered investment advisors, which are regulated by of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. One or more portfolio managers are responsible for day-to-day investment decisions, supported by a team of analysts, operations and administrative staff. SMAs differ from pooled products, like mutual funds or ETFs, in that each portfolio is unique to a single account, in which the manager has discretion to make investment decisions for each account.