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Half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2020

Man Group is well positioned as the recovery develops

30 July 2020

Key points

  • Funds under management (FUM)1 down 8% to $108.3 billion (31 December 2019: $117.7 billion)
    • Negative investment performance of $5.4 billion (H1 2019: positive $6.8 billion)
    • Negative FX translation and other movements of $2.8 billion (H1 2019: positive $0.2 billion)
    • Net outflows of $1.2 billion (H1 2019: net outflows $1.1 billion)
  • Adjusted profit before tax (PBT)1 down 40% to $94 million (H1 2019: $157 million)
    • Adjusted management fee PBT1 of $86 million (H1 2019: $83 million)
    • Adjusted performance fee PBT1 of $8 million (H1 2019: $74 million) reflecting below average performance fee revenues given market backdrop
    • Adjusted earnings per share (EPS)1 down 37% to 5.4 cents (H1 2019: 8.6 cents) primarily due to lower performance fee profits, partially offset by higher management fee profits and lower share count following the share buyback programme announced in October 2019
  • Statutory PBT of $55 million (H1 2019: $110 million); Statutory EPS of 2.6 cents (H1 2019: 5.8 cents)
  • Asset weighted outperformance versus peers1 of 1.3% for the six months to 30 June 2020 (H1 2019: underperformance of 1.1%)
  • Proposed interim dividend of 4.9 cents per share (H1 2019: 4.7 cents per share)
  • Strong balance sheet and liquidity position - Net financial assets1 of $611 million ($674 million as at 31 December 2019)


Luke Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of Man Group, said:

“The first half of 2020 was a challenging time for everyone. Our foremost priorities were the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and the performance of our clients’ assets - and I am proud of what we achieved on both counts. We switched seamlessly to working from home, continued to support our clients at every step and generated outperformance in extremely volatile markets. As anticipated, redemptions increased in Q2, but it is pleasing to see flow momentum normalising as we enter the second half.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have acted to position the business for long-term success and our strong balance sheet has allowed us to concentrate on our people and our clients. Investing in our talent and technology, combined with our deep relationships with clients, is what will drive our future growth as the recovery develops.”


1 For definitions and explanations of our alternative performance measures, please refer to pages 36-40


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