Deutsche Bank Teams With Man AHL For New Quant-Based UCITS Fund

Oct 3 2017 | 10:34pm ET

London-based quantitative asset manager Man AHL has partnered with Deutsche Bank’s Global Investment Solutions unit to unveil a new UCITS-compliant liquid alternatives strategy that will go long and short global stocks.

The new fund, named the DB Platinum IV Man AHL Equity Alpha fund, will utilize Man AHL’s popular systematic equity market neutral strategy, AHL Equity Alpha.

Man AHL’s Equity Alpha combines single stock market neutral factors with sector and factor timing techniques in order to identify mispriced shares and trading opportunities across 3,000 stocks in the US, Europe and Asia including Japan, according to an article in Citywire.

Using rules-based computer models, the fund goes long shares or buys derivative contracts to take both long and short position such that it remains market neutral. It has been a leading component of Man AHL’s multi-strategy investment program since 2014.

The new fund will reside on Deutsche’s €50 billion Platinum alternative UCITS platform and is passported for sale in Spain, France, the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Italy. Additional countries will be added shortly, the article said.

Founded in 1987 and bought by Man Group in 1994, Man AHL has approximately $19.2 billion in assets under management. 

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