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Man Group Rises as Flagship AHL Fund Posts Fourth Weekly Gain

Bloomberg - Man Group Plc, the largest publicly traded hedge-fund manager, rose in London trading after its biggest pool reported gains for a fourth consecutive week.

“It increases the probability that they will be earning performance fees on the fund,” said Gurjit Kambo, an analyst at Numis Securities, who rates the stock an “add.”

AHL Diversified Plc gained 1.9 percent in the week to Oct. 20, and is up 12 percent in the past 12 months, Man said in a statement yesterday. AHL, whose computer-trading program dictates about a third of Man’s investments, is now closer to its so-called high-water mark, the level above which the firm begins to collect performance fees.

London-based Man rose as much as 6.1 percent and was up 14.5 pence at 368.5 pence by 10:10 a.m. The stock has gained 16 percent so far this week, valuing Man at about 6.3 billion pounds ($10.3 billion).

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