Man AHL, the manager of the Man AHL Alpha (AUD) Fund, has taken out UK-based’s ‘Quant hedge fund of the year’ award.

In terms of process, Risk asked candidates to submit detailed information on their businesses, and shortlisted firms were interviewed off the record. Risk then gathered feedback from clients and other market participants.

The final decisions were made by Risk’s editors and journalists, weighing a number of factors, including risk management, creativity and innovation, liquidity provision, quality of service and customer satisfaction, and engagement with regulatory issues. Where decisions were tight, client feedback often helped settle the issue.

“At a time when other trend-following funds have struggled, AHL – the quant arm of Man Group – appears to be benefiting from this commitment to innovation. Its trend-following funds are performing strongly, and assets under management were up $2.5 billion for the 12 months to the end of September.”

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