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Diversifying With Managed-Futures Funds? Watch This Fund

We like the experience and resources behind American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy.


Josh Charlson: American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy has a little more than a two-year track record in Morningstar's managed-futures category, and it's a fund that's on our radar.

The fund is subadvised for American Beacon by Man AHL, a London-based firm with one of the largest alternative investment businesses in the industry with more than $78 billion in assets and a 25-year track record in systematic strategies. The strategy follows a pure systematic trend-following approach, which means that its models profit from sustained trends in rising or falling markets. The fund can go long or short across four asset classes: equities, fixed income, commodities, and currencies. Managed-futures funds have proven to be one of the best diversifiers to a traditional portfolio.

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