Man Group welcomes Rob Leach as Global Head of Capital Markets
Addition of new team underlines strategic focus for Man GLG
7 September 2022
Man Group, the global, technology-empowered active investment management firm, today announces the appointment of Rob Leach as Global Head of Capital Markets and portfolio manager, a new role for the firm.
Rob joins at a time when equity markets globally are experiencing significant challenges and require increasingly thoughtful navigation, and as Man Group is responding to client demand for active investment management solutions in both the long-only and alternative spaces.
In his new role, Rob will be based in London and focus on Man Group’s activity in capital markets offerings globally, with the aim of growing market share and client returns. With over 20 years of experience, he joins the firm from Jefferies where he was Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets. His experience comprises roles at organisations including BlackRock, SAC Capital and UBS.
Rob’s team is part of Man GLG, a discretionary fund manager that is active across alternative and long-only strategies, equity and credit. The team spans New York, London and Hong Kong, and new hires include portfolio manager Edward White (New York) – who joins from Crestline Investors – senior analysts Radler Kelly (New York) and Charles Spencer, and analyst Marc Nemeti (London). Established Man GLG portfolio manager Andy Scott (Hong Kong) and analyst Dave Yin (Hong Kong) join Rob’s team.
Eric Burl, Head of Discretionary at Man Group, said:
“Rob’s impressive experience on both the sell-side and buy-side is a tremendous asset to us, particularly as we have seen such a difficult equity market backdrop this year. We believe his familiarity with deal structuring, execution and investor liaison across primary and secondary markets will give us an edge and mean we can better serve our clients globally. We’re very pleased to welcome him to Man Group.”
Rob Leach added:
“I’m really looking forward to working with colleagues and clients at Man Group. It’s clear to me that the firm encourages creativity, innovation and unconventional thinking; that, coupled with its scale and formidable technological expertise, provide a compelling opportunity to achieve a leading position in capital markets investment globally.”
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