Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
Man’s funds under management (FuM) for the three month period to 31 December 2011 is currently estimated at $58.4bn – compared to $64.5bn in September (a drop of -9.5%) and $69.bn in March (a drop of 15.5%).
According a release from the group, Q4 sales amounted to $3.1bn and redemptions to $5.6bn, giving a net outflow of $2.5bn. Furthermore, there were negative investment movement of $1.5bn in Q4, with AHL Diversified plc (Man's flagship quant fund) down 7.7% - although GLG, an asset manager acquired by Man in 2010, posted positive overall performance.
FX and other movements lead to a negative $2.1bn, due to degears and translation effects.
Man Group, Europe's largest listed hedge funds group, announced a year ago that its FuM amounted to $68.6bn (end-2010) - representing a drop of around 15% year on year.
Man continues to review operating costs and efficiencies - and more cost reductions will be implemented by the end of 2012.
The group's financial position remains robust, with net tangible assets of $1.6bn , net cash of $600m and total available liquidity resources of $3.2bn, says the release.
Peter Clarke, CEO of Man, said that trading conditions had been tough for Man in H2-2011. Investment performance varied significantly across styles, with market volatility and reduced market liquidity impacting trad......................
To view our full article Click here