Man Group insights

I have a grad offer for Investment Management at Man Group (in London).

Can anyone give any insight into culture and how progression works (I'm guessing it's less structured and more performance dependant)? Also how does compensation compare to other funds?

Specifically interested in the discretionary side as opposed to quant.


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Apr 4, 2021 - 8:25pm

It's a behemoth, so it might vary a lot based on group. Years ago they acquired GLG, which was a large and prestigious HF. I believe Man also had/has vanilla long-only products. So it'd be good to have more color on what group you're landing in.

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Apr 4, 2021 - 9:36pm

AHL and GLG are the only two groups that are worth going. The rest have been losing money consistently. It's a public company so you can read their financial reports to see the actual perf by groups. 

  • Quant in HF - Other
Apr 9, 2021 - 2:31pm

Ahl has not performed particularly well. A lot of what they do is risk premia stuff anyway. They managed to keep aum quite stable though, so mostly a high capacity low Sharpe shop now, like pretty much all the firms coming from the  CTA space

Apr 8, 2021 - 8:05pm

Man does a rotational program for its grads. 4 rotations over the course of 2 years in different seats. Can choose what investment style (discretionary, quantitative or a mixture). Any recommendations on what groups to target within AHL/GLG?

  • Analyst 3+ in HF - Other
Apr 5, 2021 - 11:39pm

As much as people suck the MM dick around here, MM funds ultimately aren't that numerous and don't manage that much money in the context of a >$3tn AUM HF industry. I don't think they just keep the floodgates open for limitless fundraising either.

There are a lot of big, established HFs out there that won't bleed assets very quickly--if at all--if they do little aside from limit drawdowns.

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