American Beacon Launches '40 Act Fund Sub-Advised By AHL

Aug 25 2014 | 10:27am ET

Fort Worth, Tex.-based American Beacon Advisors has launched a liquid alternatives fund sub-advised by the Man Group's AHL Partners.

The American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy Fund is the first AHL sub-advised fund to be offered to U.S. investors in the '40 Act space.

The fund employs a quantitative strategy designed to capitalize on price trends in a broad range of global stock index, bond, currency, short-term interest rate and commodity futures markets. The fund’s investment decisions are 100% systematic and will use multiple systems that employ both technical and fundamental data to determine positions in the portfolio.
 
“We are excited to bring the investment excellence of AHL and their established track record to our clients,” said Gene L. Needles, American Beacon president and CEO, in a statement. “This partnership is another example of our diligent efforts to bring specialized products and investment professionals to the marketplace.”
 
AHL Partners, with $12.1 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Man Group, one of the largest publicly listed global hedge fund providers.
 
“We are excited to be partnering with American Beacon to expand our offering for U.S. investors in the 40 Act space,” said Eric Burl, COO of Man Group in North America. “American Beacon’s impressive asset management platform and their breadth of distribution in the United States combined with AHL’s capabilities and experience in trend following strategies, presents an attractive offering for investors.”
 
American Beacon Advisors manages the American Beacon Funds, a series of low-cost mutual funds employing a “manager of managers” investment style, that currently includes international and domestic equity, fixed-income and money market funds. As of June 30, 2014, American Beacon Advisors had $60.1 billion in AUM.
 


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