Thu, Apr 24, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Man names John Rohal as Executive Chairman, North America

Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: Man Group plc, the global alternative investment manager, has hired John Rohal as Executive Chairman of Man, North America. John will work with Man’s fund managers to enhance Man’s range of offerings for the US. Reporting to Manny Roman, President and COO of Man, John will also work closely with Eric Burl and Lance Donenberg, respectively COO and Head of Sales for North America, to deepen Man’s relationships with institutions, foundations, family offices, intermediaries and other key client constituencies.

“John is a veteran of our industry whose expertise will help drive the business forward in a region where Man’s range of investment capabilities brings tremendous value to clients. As a seasoned investor and allocator who has also been an institutional client of the firm, John is exceptionally well-placed to work with institutional investors in the US to better understand their needs and deliver the appropriate investment management solutions," said Peter Clarke, Man CEO.

“I am delighted to be joining Man. I have had a long professional relationship with the firm and its people and it is an exciting challenge to come on board and help take the business forward here in North America. Man is a unique organization combining scale, breadth of products and global reach with headquarters in London and people located in major financial markets around the world. Further exposing North American investors to these capabilities will be part of a long term relationship-building process," said John Rohal.

John will start on January 1. At year end, he will be stepping down from his position as a member of the Investment Committee at the California-based Makena Capital Management, a leading independent global multi-asset class investment manager, where he is currently responsible for overseeing Makena's global investments in Public Equity and Tactical Hedged Equity. Previously he worked at Robertson Stephens, where he built the research department from 13 senior analysts to 45, covering all major growth industries. Prior to that he spent a decade at Alex Brown & Sons, where he was Managing Director and Co-Head of the Technology Research Group. Before entering financial services, John spent 14 years in leadership positions at industrial companies: Honeywell, Pfizer, Martin Marietta and IBM. He holds a BS from West Virginia University and an MBA from Wharton School of Finance.

Man Group

Press Release

BM

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. …And Finally – Flight attendant has passengers rolling in aisle[more]

    From Orange.co.uk: A video of a US flight attendant turning her safety talk into a comedy routine is proving a huge hit online. More than five million people have watched the clip of Marty Cobb which has her passengers rolling with laughter on a Southwest Airlines flight to Salt Lake City.

  2. Niche Investing – Wealthy investors flock to fine art funds[more]

    From Clickorlando.com: Wealthy investors looking to diversify beyond stocks and bonds are now turning to an unusual money-making vehicle -- the art investment fund. The name says it all: These funds invest in fine art and seek returns by acquiring and selling high-end pieces for profit. Growth

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Rainwater and Blue Sky - an Australian water fund emerges[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  4. University of Michigan allocates $242m to six managers[more]

    From PIonline.com: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invested or committed a total of $242 million to one traditional equity manager and five alternative investment funds from its $9 billion endowment. University regents approved the hire of Mittleman Investment Management to run $35 million in act

  5. Performance – Odey flagship hedge fund suffers brutal March as shorts rise, Blackstone first-quarter profit rises 30% on higher fees[more]

    Odey flagship hedge fund suffers brutal March as shorts rise From Valuewalk.com: The tide has turned for the worse for one of Europe’s best performing hedge funds. Crispin Odey’s flagship hedge fund, Odey European has suffered a 4.63% decline for the year after slipping 7.2% in March, ac