FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - American Beacon Advisors ("American Beacon"), an experienced provider of investment advisory services to retail and institutional clients, today launched the American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy Fund (Institutional Class: AHLIX, A Class: AHLAX). The Fund became effective August 19.
The American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by implementing a quantitative trading strategy that is designed to capitalize on price trends (up and/or down) 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 percent 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 Chief Executive Officer. "This partnership is another example of our diligent efforts to bring specialized products and investment professionals to the marketplace."
The Fund's sub-advisor, AHL Partners LLP ("AHL") is a wholly owned subsidiary of Man Group plc ("Man"), one of the largest publicly listed global hedge fund providers. Globally, Man boasts more than 300 dedicated investment professionals including the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI) at the University of Oxford. Man provides AHL with centralized product structuring, distribution, client service and operational support. This allows AHL to focus on research and trading model development. Man has $57.7 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014 while AHL has $12.1 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2014.
"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, Chief Operating Officer 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."
About American Beacon Advisors
Established in 1986, American Beacon Advisors, Inc. is an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets. American Beacon Advisors serves defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, foundations, endowments, corporations and other institutional investors, as well as retail clients. The firm also provides corporate cash management and fixed-income separate account management.
American Beacon Advisors manages the American Beacon Funds, a series of low-cost mutual funds. The Funds employ a "manager of managers" investment style and currently include international and domestic equity, fixed-income and money market funds. As of June 30, 2014, American Beacon Advisors had $60.1 billion in assets under management.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus and summary prospectus contain this and additional information regarding the Fund. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, please contact your financial advisor, call 800-967-9009 or visit americanbeaconfunds.com. The prospectus and summary prospectus should be read carefully before investing.
Because the Fund may invest in fewer issues than a more diversified portfolio, the fluctuating value of a single holding may have a greater impact on the value of the Fund. The Fund invests in derivatives, which may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when more advantageous. Investing in derivatives could result in losing more than the amount invested. The risks of investing in foreign equities are heightened when investing in emerging markets. Investing in foreign securities entails additional risk not associated with domestic securities, such as currency fluctuations, economic and political instability and differences in accounting standards. Frequent trading by the Fund could increase transaction costs and taxable capital gains distributions to shareholders. The Fund will rely on quantitative models and data, which may have errors that lead to losses. Please see the prospectus for a complete discussion of the Fund's risks. There can be no assurances that the investment objectives of the Fund will be met.
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