Giant AHL Poised To Get Much Bigger

Jul 23 2008 | 11:25am ET

With $24.7 billion in assets under management, the Man Group’s AHL strategy is already among the world’s largest hedge funds. But its manager says it can get a lot bigger.

Tim Wong told Reuters that AHL can more than double in size. The only question is how fast it can do so.

“Right now, I can see no reason why AHL cannot eventually get to $50 billion of funds under management,” he said.

“Provided we can modify the way we execute and find more new markets, then I think we can get there sooner rather than later.”

The flagship strategy has already added stock and bond index volatility trading to its repertoire, as well as some new emerging markets, including Brazil, South Africa and South Korea, boosting its exposure to emerging markets to between 5% and 10%. The fund has also begun trading credit indices and volatility in gold and currency options.

AHL is up 22.9% in the 12 months ended July 14.

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