Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board provides a forum for debate, where leading financial academics and representatives from across Man Group's investment engines meet to discuss a given topic.

Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board provides a forum for debate, where leading financial academics and representatives from across Man Group's investment engines meet to discuss a given topic.

 

The Academic Advisory Board aims to provide the investment engines with a fresh perspective on key issues, and to challenge and develop Man Group's investment processes. The concept was started by Man AHL in 2014, and was initially known as the Man AHL Academic Advisory Board. Since then, the board has expanded to include colleagues from across all of Man Group's investment engines. The board meets at least once a year.

 
 

MAN GROUP'S EXTERNAL ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Campbell R. Harvey

Professor Campbell R. Harvey, an expert financial economist, has been an investment strategy advisor to Man Group since 2005 and has contributed to a variety of research produced by the firm. Most recently, Professor Harvey co-authored ‘The Impact of Volatility Targeting’, which won ‘Outstanding Article of 2018’ from the prestigious Journal of Portfolio Management. His prior research on differentiating luck from skill won ‘Best Article’ in both the 2016 and 2015 Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards, and he has published more than 125 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioural finance, financial econometrics and computer science.

Neil Shepard

Neil Shephard is the Frank B. Baird Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, holding his professorship in the Economics Department and the Statistics Department. He has been Chair (Head of Department) of the Statistics Department at Harvard since 2014. Before joining Harvard University in 2013, Neil was a professor at Nuffield College, Oxford University, for 23 years. He was also the founding director of the Oxford-Man Institute from 2007-2011. Neil is an elected fellow of the Econometrics Society and the British Academy, and has been awarded the Guy Medal in Silver by the Royal Statistical Society and an Honorary Doctorate by Aarhus University. He has served as an associate editor of Econometrica since 2002.

Nicholas Barberis

Nicholas Barberis is the Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management, where he works on behavioral finance, and specifically on building psychologically-realistic models of market fluctuations and investor behavior. He is the co-author, with Richard Thaler, of the most-cited survey of behavioral finance research. He is the founder and lead instructor of the Yale Summer School in Behavioral Finance. In 2015, he took over from Robert Shiller and Richard Thaler as the organiser of the leading academic conference in behavioral finance. Professor Barberis holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard. He joined the Man Group Academic Advisory Board in 2013.