The present invention provides a catalyst system for the polymerization and copolymerization of olefins with the system comprising a chiral, stereorigid hafnium metallocene catalyst in combination with an aluminum compound. The aluminum compound is preferably an alumoxane and may be a mixture of alumoxane and trimethyl aluminum. It was discovered that this mixture causes a transformation of the catalyst over time. The catalyst system may also include a solvent to increase the solubility of the metallocene catalyst. It was discovered that these catalyst systems produce useful polymer products with molecular weights greater than 10,000.