Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Peter Clarke to step down from role as CEO of Man Group

Monday, December 10, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Man Group announced that Peter Clarke, Chief Executive, has advised the company of his intention to retire as Chief Executive and to step down from the Board on 28 February 2013. Following a rigorous evaluation process conducted by the Board, which involved an assessment of external as well as internal candidates, Peter will be succeeded as Chief Executive by Emmanuel (“Manny”) Roman, currently President and Chief Operating Officer.

Peter Clarke, CEO, said: “It has been a great privilege to have been at Man for nearly twenty years. During that time I have been proud to have played a part in Man's transformation from a commodities trader and futures broker into one of the world's leading alternative asset managers. Despite the very tough trading conditions since 2008, Man has developed three strong pillars of investment expertise, namely AHL, FRM and GLG, while also remaining in robust financial strength. We have also built an excellent team of experienced senior management. Manny Roman has been a key part of our progress and has been working closely with me for the past two years. He is an excellent leader for the business and I am delighted that he will be taking over from me to continue the work of building on the strong position of Man in our industry."

Jon Aisbitt, Chairman, said: "On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Peter for his many years of service at the company. During his tenure as CEO, Man has faced challenging trading conditions. Under his leadership the company has sought to diversify its portfolio of businesses while driving down costs to a sustainable level. Peter has put in place an excellent management team around him and has led this phase of the re-positioning of the business. I am delighted to say that Manny Roman's dedication to Man and commitment to delivering performance for investors makes him the ideal candidate to take over from Peter."

Manny Roman, CEO-designate, said: "I have worked closely with Peter over recent years and am excited and honoured to be taking on the role of CEO. These are tough times for the asset management industry, as for many parts of financial services. However by intensifying our focus on delivering performance for investors in our funds, strengthening and deepening our relationships with clients and maintaining pressure on costs, I am confident that we can deliver significant long term value."

Peter will work with Manny during a handover period which will last until 28 February 2013, when the company will present its final results for the full year to 31 December 2012. The appointment is subject to FSA approval.

Press release


What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. U.S. hedge funds prepare for worst finish this year since 2008[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S.-focused hedge funds are preparing for their worst year since the 2008 global financial crisis, following a series of letdown including the market sell-off in August and the sell-off in healthcare and biotechnology sectors last month, reported

  2. Investing - AQR Capital and Renaissance Technologies raise stakes in Southwest Airlines[more]

    From In the previous part of this series, we saw how institutional investors played Southwest Airlines (LUV) in 2Q15. Now let’s move on to the trades executed by key hedge funds in Southwest Airlines over the same period. … Most of the hedge funds that had significant exposu

  3. DoubleLine’s Jeffrey Gundlach warns of another round of market shakedown[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: DoubleLine Capital co-founder Jeffrey Gundlach is painting a bleak future as he warned that the U.S. equity market and other risk markets, such as high-yield "junk" bonds, are facing another round of selling pressure. Gundlach said in an interview with

  4. A hedge fund strategy that seems to have fizzled[more]

    From The hedge fund strategy that has attracted the most money this year is on course to cause some of the biggest losses for investors, in the latest example of the dangers of going with the crowd. Institutions and individuals have piled an estimated $20 billion (Dh73 billion) into ma

  5. Hedge fund Barnegat survives September’s market selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue’s $679 million Barnegat Fund proved resilient after another month of market letdown as the hedge fund gained 2.2% last month, bringing its year-to-date gains to 2.8%. Treue said in his monthly report to i