Man Group

Man Group is one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment managers, and a leader in high-alpha, liquid investment strategies. Across its four investment managers (Man AHL, Man FRM, Man GLG and Man Numeric), Man Group has a diverse offering in hedge funds and long only products spanning equity, credit, managed futures, convertibles, emerging markets and multi-manager solutions.

The original business was founded in 1783. Today, Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.L and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes. Further information can be found at

Man Group and the Oxford-Man Institute

In establishing the Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), Man Group has provided core funding, initially £13.75 million and has also endowed the permanent post of Man Professor of Quantitative Finance at the University of Oxford. This unique collaboration also sees the co-location of the Man Research Laboratory housing researchers from Man AHL, Man Group’s diversified quantitative investment business, and is the first and only co-location of its kind between the University of Oxford and an asset management firm.

Although independent of each other, the aim was to create a stimulating environment of research and innovation where ideas flourish and practitioners from a wide spectrum of disciplines can bring together their skills to collaborate and learn from each other. The OMI’s focus is on academic research for the public domain whilst Man AHL’s research is commercial and performance driven.

The OMI’s busy programme of in-house seminars and conferences provide a valuable opportunity for Man Group and OMI’s researchers to interact - Institute staff benefit from practitioner expertise and Man Group’s researchers benefit from discussions with renowned academics that would be unavailable to them in a purely commercial environment.  

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Main benefits to Man AHL

  • Connects AHL/MSS with renowned academics from 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 AHL/MSS projects
  • First right of negotiation on 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 AHL/MSS’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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