Finance Analyst - Funds Under Management

  • Man Group
  • London, UK
  • 09 Apr, 2018
Experienced Hires Asset Management Private Banking & Wealth Management Research / Reporting

Job Description

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 www.man.com.

Purpose of the role

As a Funds-Under-Management (FUM) Analyst, you will be responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of FUM for the Group. This is a high profile role where you will produce and analyse core information. You will deal directly with employees at all levels within the business, including senior stakeholders (CFO and the wider executive team). You will develop a detailed understanding of fund structures, strategies and investment exposures and will be directly involved with both internal reporting to the business and external reporting to the market.

Specific responsibilities

FUM and Finance:

  • Accurate reporting of daily, weekly and monthly funds-under-management figures
  • FUM analysis and commentary including review of flows, fund performance and FX
  • Liaising with Middle Office teams to develop a detailed understanding of fund structures, strategies and investment exposures
  • Working alongside the Group's Sales team to understand what is in the pipeline and prepare FUM forecasts
  • Preparing Group internal sales commission calculations
  • Assisting with Group margin calculations
  • Various ad hoc projects, analysis and stakeholder queries
  • Continual assessment and implementation of improvements to the FUM process

Investor Relations:

  • Assisting with half yearly analyst presentations, quarterly trading statements, ad-hoc press releases and the annual report

Key competencies

  • Accounting or finance industry qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA etc or equivalent), ideally with 1 3 years PQE
  • Asset Management, Investment Banking, or a Big 4 background preferred
  • Strong excel skills (financial modelling, pivot tables, VLOOKUPS, etc)
  • Ability to develop relationships at all levels, both within finance and the wider business
  • Comfortable dealing with senior stakeholders
  • Analytical and problem solving skills, and a willingness to take a hands-on approach
  • Must be forward thinking with high attention to detail

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.