Man GLG Front Office Business Manager

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Man Group
  • 18 Mar 18 2018-03-18

Man GLG has a brand new opening for a Business Manager to support the GLG COO.

About Man Group

Man Group is an active investment management firm focused on delivering performance and client portfolio solutions through its five investment management businesses: Man AHL; Man Numeric; Man GLG; Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets.

Man Group's investment management businesses provide long-only, alternative and private markets products on a single and multi-manager basis, leveraging the firm's robust infrastructure to provide a diverse range of strategies across investment approaches, styles and asset classes.

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. As at 31 December 2017, Man Group's funds under management were $109.1 billion.

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

About Man GLG

Man GLG is a discretionary fund manager offering absolute return and long-only strategies across asset classes, sectors & regions. The firm was established in 1995 and acquired by Man Group in 2010.

Man GLG's culture is based on fostering leading investment talent within a collaborative environment and its portfolio managers are unconstrained by a house view.

The majority of Man GLG's over 130 investment professionals are based in London, and it also has investment teams in New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Pfäffikon. As at 31 December 2017, Man GLG's funds under management were $35.0 billion. Further information can be found at

Purpose of the role

The GLG Business Associate is primarily responsible for assisting the GLG COO in the implementation of strategic business initiatives in addition to supporting day to day business matters.

Specific responsibilities

  • Preparation of financial models and analysis to senior management
  • Preparation of management information and business strategy presentations
  • Management and escalation of ad-hoc issues related to the GLG investment teams, client funds, compliance matters, incidents, operational risk items
  • Identification and management of items that may lead to lower operational risk, increased business efficiency or general process improvements
  • Support for business and financial planning including management updates and investment team reviews
  • Support GLG management on strategic initiatives such as the on-boarding of new investment teams and product development initiatives
  • Support and directly manage GLG related projects

Key competencies

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Approx. 2-4 years industry experience
  • Ideally a track record as a Strategy or Management Consulting Analyst (with exposure to FS) / Investment Banking Analyst / Investment Management Analyst (with experience in a business management function)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong skills in preparing presentations or material for executive stakeholders
  • Project management experience desirable
  • Self-starter with a strong delivery focus
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to multi-task

Work-Life Balance and Benefits at Man

Man Group is committed to providing the best working environment possible for all its employees and, as such, we support professional training and development as well as requests for flexible or part-time working.

Man Group also supports many charities and initiatives through the Man Charitable Trust, which aims to create positive change by supporting charitable organisations that focus on raising levels of literacy and numeracy in the UK and by offering employees opportunities to invest their time and expertise in charitable initiatives. Employees are offered two 'ManKind' days of paid leave per year that can be used as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme or in support of any other charity/not-for-profit organisation.

We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package, including private medical cover, discounted gym membership, on-site health assessments and on-site flu vaccinations. To support our employees' extracurricular interests, we have a music room with a piano and guitars that can be booked by anyone, and we also offer lessons on-site.

Man Group employees receive a daily food allowance, which can be used in our staff restaurant. The restaurant has several theatre-style cooking stations, a sandwich bar and a coffee shop (all of which can cater to special dietary requirements), and free fruit is available from the kitchens on each floor. We also have a subsidised in-house bar and an employee discount scheme with a wide range of discounts, all of which help us to ensure that the firm is a great place to work.

In addition, Man Group sponsors the Man Booker literary prizes and hosts several internal events with the authors to celebrate these awards. The prizes underscore Man Group's charitable focus on literacy and education and together with the wider charitable activities of the Booker Prize Foundation, the prize plays an important role in promoting literary excellence on a global scale that the firm is honoured to support.