- Estabilished investment strategy, with a long-term track record spanning almost two decades
- Seeks to profit in rising and falling markets
- Low historical correlation to equities and potential to deliver positive returns when equity markets are in crisis
- Designed by Man AHL, a pioneer in trend-following strategies for around three decades
Trends have been observed in markets for centuries and a body of academic literature has built up to explain their persistence1. Trend following strategies use sophisticated computer algorithms to identify trends, which allow them to trade hundreds of diverse markets simultaneously, and avoid biases introduced by human emotions.
The AHL Diversified Programme has a track record spanning around two decades. The strategy seeks to profit from trends, either up or down, in around 400 liquid markets across a variety of asset classes.
This offers a potential return stream which is generally uncorrelated to equity markets in the long term, but has the potential ability to perform better in times of stress.
|Investment Approach||Trend following|
Performance by calendar years
1. For example http://www.nbim.no/en/transparency/news-list/2014/nbim-discussion-note-on-momentum-in-futures-market/.
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One should carefully consider the risks associated with investing, whether the strategy suits your investment requirements and whether you have sufficient resources to bear any losses which may result from an investment:
Market Risk - The Strategy is subject to normal market fluctuations and the risks associated with investing in international securities markets and therefore the value of your investment and the income from it may rise as well as fall and you may not get back the amount originally invested.
Counterparty Risk - The Strategy will be exposed to credit risk on counterparties with which it trades in relation to on-exchange traded instruments such as futures and options and where applicable, ‘over-the- counter’("OTC","non-exchange") transactions. OTC instruments may also be less liquid and are not afforded the same protections that may apply to participants trading instruments on an organised exchange.
Currency Risk - The value of investments designated in another currency may rise and fall due to exchange rate fluctuations. Adverse movements in currency exchange rates may result in a decrease in return and a loss of capital. It may not be possible or practicable to successfully hedge against the currency risk exposure in all circumstances.
Liquidity Risk - The Strategy may make investments or hold trading positions in markets that are volatile and which may become illiquid. Timely and cost efficient sale of trading positions can be impaired by decreased trading volume and/or increased price volatility.
Financial Derivatives - The Strategy will invest financial derivative instruments ("FDI") (instruments whose prices are dependent on one or more underlying asset) to achieve its investment objective. The use of FDI involves additional risks such as high sensitivity to price movements of the asset on which it is based. The extensive use of FDI may significantly multiply the gains or losses.
Leverage - The Strategy's use of FDI may result in increased leverage which may lead to significant losses.
Model and Data Risk - The Investment Manager relies on quantitative trading models and data supplied by third parties. If models or data prove to be incorrect or incomplete, the Strategy may be exposed to potential losses. Models can be affected by unforeseen market disruptions and/or government or regulatory intervention, leading to potential losses.
Commodity Risk - The Strategy may have exposure to commodities, the value of which can be volatile may carry additional risk. Commodity prices can also be influenced by the prevailing political climate and government stability in commodity producing nations.