07 October 2019
Man GLG, the discretionary investment management business of Man Group, today announces the appointment of Paul Chambers as Head of Quantitative Investment & Research, a newly-created role within the business. Paul will report to Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG.
Paul will lead Man GLG’s efforts in using quant techniques and alternative data to supplement and enrich the fundamental research process, working alongside discretionary portfolio managers to enhance the opportunity to generate alpha. Paul’s role will cover a breadth of activity, including alpha research, alternative data, portfolio construction and machine learning. Over recent years, Man GLG has increased its use of alternative data and advanced analytics, and has also collaborated with Man AHL and Man Numeric to leverage knowledge and expertise from Man Group’s systematic investment engines.
Paul joins Man GLG from Balyasny where he was a quantitative equity Portfolio Manager over the past 18 months. Prior to this, he worked at Man Group for nine years, most recently as Partner and Head of Equities at Man AHL, where he was responsible for systematic strategies trading equity index futures, cash equities and ETFs. Paul began his career as a scientist at QinetiQ. Paul holds a master’s degree in Physics from Imperial College London.
Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG, said:
"We are always working to develop innovative ways of enhancing our discretionary investment process and integrating quant techniques is the next step forward. We are delighted to welcome Paul to this new role. Paul’s combined quant expertise and understanding of the wider Man Group business make him an invaluable addition to our team."
Paul Chambers, Head of Quantitative Investment & Research at Man GLG, said:
"I am delighted to be returning to Man Group and joining Man GLG. The unique, in-house combination of strength in both discretionary and systematic investing enables us to leverage synergies and further collaboration across Man Group. Together, we can develop innovative investment solutions to benefit our investment teams and, ultimately, our clients. I look forward to working with Man GLG’s world-class portfolio managers in this new role."
As at 30 June 2019, Man GLG has $33.5 billion in funds under management.