Man Group plc

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Man Group plc
Founded 1783
Headquarters London, U.K.
Key People Peter Clarke, chief executive
Employees 1,600 in 13 countries
Products hedge funds, leveraged finance, convertible bonds

Man Group plc is one of the financial world's leading providers of 'alternative investment' services for institutional and high net worth investors and is best known for its hedge funds.


Man Group was begun in London 225 years ago as a brokerage by barrel maker James Man and floated on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 1994. It was known as E D & F Man Group plc until September 2000, when its name was shortened to Man Group plc.[1] The group spun off brokerage arm Man Financial, now called MF Global, in 2007 after it had acquired the remnants of failed brokerage Refco the previous year for about $280 million. Man Group retains an 18 percent stake in MF Global.

In January of 2007, Man Group was named to the Top 50 Low Carbon Pioneers by CNBC European Business television.[2]

Man Investments

Man Investments, the group's asset-management division, currently has an estimated $70 billion under management in low-correlation alternative investment funds.[3] It operates six core investment managers: AHL, Glenwood, Man Global Strategies, RMF, Pemba and Bayswater.

In April 2008, Man Group announced that the group's chief executive, Peter Clarke,[4] would take direct responsibility for Man Investments after the asset manager's current chief executive John Morrison retires in June 2008.[5]

Recent Results

Man Group reported $69.1 billion under management, more than doubling results from the year ended March 31, 2010. Profits before tax increased nearly 7 percent to $599 million. The group has also continued efforts to expand globally.[6][7]


  1. Group at a Glance. Man Group plc.
  2. The Top 50 Low-Carbon Pioneers. CNBC European Business.
  3. Group Overview. Man Group plc.
  4. Peter Clarke. Man Group plc.
  5. Man Group chief to step in as head. Financial News.
  6. Man Group in upside surprise. Yahoo Finance.
  7. Results for the financial year ended 31 march 2011. Man Group plc.