AHL Evolution

  • Momentum trading on OTC markets
  • An outstanding track record, both in absolute and relative terms, since inception
  • Strong performance during the 2009-13 period++, which was a highly challenging period for CTAs
  • Low correlation to traditional asset classes as well as other CTAs
  • Systematic access to a diverse set of liquid markets beyond the traditional CTA focus on G7 futures


The AHL Evolution Programme applies AHL’s predominantly directional trading models, which have been developed over a 25 year period, to a unique set of markets which are generally not traded by other CTAs. Besides the significant research effort required to move into these new asset classes, their operational complexity means that access is limited to managers with scale, strong industry links and meticulous counterparty risk management.

The AHL Evolution portfolio is diversified across a wide range of sectors globally and trades over 100 liquid markets through a variety of instruments such as interest rate swaps, cash equities, options, cash bonds, swaps on credit indices and futures.

Crucially, many of these markets are less influenced directly by the ‘risk on/risk off’ fluctuations that have been triggered by the ongoing sovereign debt crisis. As a result, the AHL Evolution Programme generated strong returns over the period 2009-13 when CTAs in general have suffered.

Style Single-style systematic
Investment Approach Trend following on OTC markets 
Volatility Target+ 14%









Performance by calendar years






As at 31 May 2023 Inception date 26 September 2005

Past performance is not indicative of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

Please note that the performance data is not intended to represent actual past or simulated past performance of an investment product. The data is calculated in USD and is based on a representative investment product or products that follow the programme. An example fee load of 2% and 20% has been applied.

Investment Solutions

Man offers a comprehensive suite of investment solutions and formats that can be tailored and optimised to meet specific client needs. Our investment solutions offer optionality including: liquidity, control, investment restrictions, investor customisations and transparency.

Alternative investment funds
Regional funds
Separate accounts
Advisory mandates
Managed accounts

Access to investment products and mandate solutions are subject applicable laws and regulations including selling restrictions and licensing requirements. Investment solutions listed above may not be compatible for all investment strategies and may be subject to minimum subscription requirements. Regional Funds: In additions to UCITS and AIFs registered across the EEA, a number of investment strategies are available in vehicles registered in Chile, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Switzerland.

Important Information

+ The targets and limits illustrate the Investment Manager’s current intentions, and are subject to change without notice
++ The periods selected are exceptional and the results do not reflect typical performance.


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:

Investment Objective Risk - There is no guarantee that the Strategy will achieve its investment objective.

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.