Head of Portfolio Engineering

Man Group
1 October 2023
London, UK


Head of Portfolio Engineering page is loaded Head of Portfolio Engineering Apply locations London time type Full time posted on Posted 22 Days Ago job requisition id JR004487 About Man Solutions Man Solutions draws upon the diverse expertise and specialist knowledge within Man Group’s investment engines, to create and run innovative and tailored ‘cross-engine’ investment programmes. Its aim is to develop and deliver cross-content commingled or bespoke portfolio solutions for our clients, as we seek to address their individual performance, portfolio construction and risk management objectives. Man Solutions works closely with our sales and relationship management teams to fully understand our clients’ needs and how they can best be met. It enables us to offer our investors more tailored investment programmes, illustrating our commitment to putting clients at the heart of everything we do. Every Client Is Unique We have been designing, implementing and working in partnership with our clients since 1997 to develop investment solutions that aim to address their specific hedge fund investment and risk management needs. With our origins as a hedge fund consultant, we have always been, and continue to be, fully committed to offering and developing a broad array of support and services to our clients. We view our highly experienced teams as extensions of our clients’ teams. We aim to provide full investment operational and infrastructure support to supplement our clients’ oversight, experience and operational capabilities in managing their alternative investments. Flexible Approach Our only business is helping clients invest in and maximise the benefits they receive from hedge fund investing. We work alongside our clients to develop and implement a hedge fund solution that addresses their specific requirements. Over 70% of our assets are represented by customised solutions with partners who are broadly diversified by client type, requirement, sophistication and geographic location. Our experience, combined with the breadth and depth of our hedge fund platform and capabilities, enables us to construct hedge fund solutions that seek to conform to our clients’ fiduciary standards, while still accounting for their unique requirements. The Team Man Solutions (MSL) Portfolio Engineering is the team responsible for all quantitative engineering and analytics related to Man Group’s multi-strategy products and bespoke solutions. It is a critical investment function, reporting directly to the MSL CIO. The team supports a diverse set of investment teams, both in terms of trading styles and asset class. Our multi-strategy products and solutions leverage the full breadth of alpha within Man Group, alongside external manager alpha. The ideal candidate will oversee all quant related research, analytics and portfolio engineering initiatives within MSL. The development of multi-strategy products and solutions, alongside tactical alpha and hedging strategies, is a priority growth area for Man Group and the MSL Portfolio Engineering team plays a key role in supporting this growth. Job Profile Summary: Responsibilities: Actively research potential areas of improving alpha for investors through our asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management techniques Work with MSL investment teams to develop new model portfolios across a broad range of asset classes and investment styles Design and implement performance and benchmarking analytics to ensure we can maximise performance for clients over the long term Interact daily with the portfolio implementation group on portfolio rebalancing and risk issues Collaborate with other quant units within Man Group to share ideas and identify opportunities to add value across investment teams Create insightful analysis and commentary to be able to understand and convey to clients/prospects the drivers of performance Capability to handle client relationships including sophisticated institutional investors and consultants Responsibility for all data management and governance related to MSL products and solutions Leadership of the MSL Portfolio Engineering quant team Collaborate with Technology to drive platform developments with MSL Key Skills & Experience: Exceptional analytical skills; recognised by your peers as an expert in your domain 10 years of quantitative portfolio analysis and research experience A graduate degree (Ph.D./MS) in a quantitative discipline or an MBA with a Finance specialization is preferred. Ability to implement and develop quantitative models and perform quantitative/statistical research in the areas of portfolio construction, risk modelling and security selection Extensive experience programming in Python/R or other statistical computing packages Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment Possess effective written and verbal communication skills Confident communicator; able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views in a collaborative manner Our Culture, Values and Benefits at Man Man Group is proud to provide the best working environment possible for all of its employees, and we are committed to equal opportunities. At Man Group we believe that a diverse workforce is a critical factor in the success of our business and this is embedded in our culture and values. There are a number of external and internal initiatives, partnerships and programmes that help us to attract and develop talent from diverse backgrounds and that encourage inclusion and diversity across our firm and the industry. Man Group is a Signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and the Race at Work Charter. Man Group is also a Disability Confident Committed employer; if you require help or information on reasonable adjustments as you apply for roles with us, please contact HRSOman.com . https://www.man.com/diversity Man Group supports many charities, and global initiatives. We support professional training and development, and requests for flexible or part-time working. Employees are also offered two 'Mankind' days of paid leave per year as part of the Man Charitable Trust's community volunteering programme. We offer comprehensive, firm-wide employee benefits including competitive holiday entitlements, pension/401k, life and long-term disability coverage, group sick pay, enhanced parental leave and long-service leave. Additional benefits are tailored to local markets and may include private medical coverage, discounted gym membership and wellbeing programmes. 0:00 / 3:50 About Us Man Group is a global, technology-empowered active investment management firm focused on delivering alpha and portfolio solutions for clients. Headquartered in London, we manage $151.7 billion and operate across multiple offices globally. We invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes, with a mix of long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis, across liquid and private markets. Our investment teams work within Man Group’s single operating platform, enabling them to invest with a high degree of empowerment while benefiting from the collaboration, strength and resources of the entire firm. Our platform is underpinned by advanced technology, supporting our investment teams at every stage of their process, including alpha generation, portfolio management, trade execution and risk management. Our clients and the millions of retirees and savers they represent are at the heart of everything we do. We form deep and long-lasting relationships and create tailored solutions to help meet their unique needs. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is celebrated and everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, as well as giving back and contributing positively to our communities. For more information about Man Group’s global charitable efforts, and our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit: https://www.man.com/corporate-responsibility 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 www.man.com As at 30 June 2023. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment “engines” of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man Solutions / FRM and Man GPM. J-18808-Ljbffr


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