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22 Apr 2008

Hedge Fund Man Investments Launches Own Product

Man Investments announced the launch of Man Vision Index Notes, 'We are seeing significant changes in world capital flows,' says Man Group chief executive Peter Clarke.'

The launch centers on a capital-guaranteed hedge fund product that seeks to benefit from the key developments of the future including the growth of emerging markets, the impact of new demographics, climate change and future sources of energy, all of which the firm says offer significant return potential.

Man Vision Index Notes combines the complementary approaches of two of the group's hedge fund managers, AHL and RMF. AHL employs systematic, statistically-based investment processes to identify inefficiencies in more than 120 markets around the world, while RMF applies strategic research and innovation to select specialist hedge fund managers in new fields to create multi-manager portfolios

Man Vision targets an investment exposure of 150% of net asset value, allocating equally to AHL and RMF across a wide range of markets and investment strategies including Asian and emerging markets, commodities, environmental and energy markets, event-driven and health care.

Man Vision will be open for investment from until June 3, with a possibility of extension, with a minimum subscription of $50,000 or EUR 50,000, and a maturity date of December 31, 2020.

Man Investments is one of the world's largest providers of hedge fund investments with a 25-year record in alternative investments and an estimated $75 billion under management. Part of London-listed Man Group, the firm employs some 1,600 people at its investment centres in London and Pfäffikon, Switzerland, and offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, Dubai, Dublin, Miami, Montevideo, Nassau, New York, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.