Man Group is a global active investment management firm which runs client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. The original business was founded in 1783 by James Man as a sugar cooperage and brokerage at 23 Harp Lane in the City of London.

Today, the firm is headquartered in London, with 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm’s single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialised approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats.

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group’s investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organisation.

Through the Man Charitable Trust, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at

Man Group and the Oxford-Man Institute

The University of Oxford and Man Group have worked in partnership since 2007 when Man Group provided the cornerstone funding for the OMI and simultaneously opened its co-located commercial research laboratory, thus creating exciting new educational and employment opportunities for both academic and commercial quantitative finance researchers. This combined academic-industry mix fosters a stimulating environment for researchers focused on machine learning methodology and its application in finance, enabling the latest advances and expertise to be shared and leveraged.

In December 2019, Man Group announced its decision to fund the OMI for a further five years. This extension takes Man Group’s commitment to 17 years of continuous funding and support of the OMI, and underscores Man’s commitment to the University’s research in machine learning and data-centric methods for quantitative finance.

Since inception, Man Group has committed over £30 million to the OMI and its quantitative finance research, and continues as the core finance industry partner of the Institute. The OMI also benefits from significant Royal Academy of Engineering and Research Council funding.

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Main benefits to Man AHL

  • Connects Man AHL with renowned academics & researchers from the University of Oxford, and around the world
  • Close contact with cutting edge, quantitative research not yet in the public domain
  • Access to specialists who can be contracted for confidential consulting projects
  • First negotiation rights to commercially exploitable research developed by the Institute
  • Enhanced profile amongst some of the best scholars in the world

Commercial impact

The laboratory, headed by Man AHL’s Chief Scientist Dr Anthony Ledford, has made significant contributions to Man’s commercial investment activities in areas including:

  • Trading models for equities, fixed income, currency and commodity markets
  • Intelligent real time decision algorithms for trade execution
  • Robust decision protocols for systematic investment management
  • Transaction cost and market impact modelling


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