450 E 29th St
New York, NY 10016


Date & Time:
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
8:30AM - 4:30PM
Followed by reception until 6:00PM


Join us to be a part of the discussion featuring dynamic, interactive sessions and thought-provoking presentations from Man Group's leaders and top academics.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Topic Speakers
Registration / Breakfast  
Opening remarks Luke Ellis, CEO, Man Group
Geopolitics: Global Flashpoints Andrew Bishop, Global Head of Policy Research, Signum Global Advisors
Liquidity Matters Peter van Dooijeweert, Head of Multi-Asset Solutions, Man Solutions
After The Rate Shock, The Growth Shock Gil Song, Portfolio Manager, Man GLG
Mike Scott, Head of Global High Yield & Credit Opportunities, Man GLG
Moderator: Sriram Reddy, Managing Director – Credit, Man GLG
Technology and the Cyber Threat Landscape Bridget Engle, Chief Operations & Technology Officer, BNY Mellon
Technology demonstrated live by senior team members  
Are You Convinced? Building Conviction in Portfolios Russell Korgaonkar, CIO, Man AHL
Macro Opportunities, Micro Implementation Chao Xia, Senior Quantitative Researcher, Man Numeric
Setting Expectations: How Institutional Allocators Can Leverage Their Institutional Partners Brandon Gill New, Managing Director & Head of Multi-Strategy Investments and Digital Assets, OPTrust
Closing remarks followed by reception Robyn Grew, President, Man Group

Note: Agenda is subject to change.



Andrew Bishop

Global Head of Policy Research, Signum Global Advisors

Andrew is an established geopolitical analyst with a twelve-year track record advising investors, companies, and governments on political risks in developed, emerging, and frontier markets. As Senior Partner and Global Head of Policy Research at Signum Global Advisors, Andrew directs and oversees the quality of the firm’s analytical product and leads its emerging market and geopolitical coverage. Andrew joined Signum from Eurasia Group where he served as Deputy Head of Research and was a Director in the firm’s Global Macro practice. Prior to that, Andrew was a senior manager with the World Economic Forum’s strategic foresight and risk analysis unit for six years, during which he regularly participated in the organization’s annual meeting in Davos. Andrew is a masters’ graduate of the London School of Economics and ‘SciencesPo. Paris’ and was a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. He is Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Munich Security Conference Young Leader, and an alumnus of the Atlantik-Bruecke.

Luke Ellis

CEO, Man Group

Luke Ellis is Chief Executive Officer of Man Group, a global active investment firm. Man Group has five investment engines (Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM), which manage USD 143.3 billion (as at 31 December 2022) in a range of liquid and private markets. With a central objective to deliver alpha for clients through time, Man Group provides a wide range of alternative and long-only portfolio solutions for its client base. As CEO, Luke leads the firm’s Executive Committee, working with teams across investment, distribution, technology and infrastructure, while seeking to deliver the right outcomes for clients and positioning Man Group to adapt to opportunities as markets evolve. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), and Chair of the Board of Trustees for Greenhouse Sports. Luke joined Man Group in 2010 and was previously President of the firm, responsible for management across investment engines. Prior to this, he was Chairman of Man GLG’s Multi-Manager activities and was Managing Director of Man FRM from 1998 to 2008. Luke was previously a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London and Global Head of the firm’s Equity Derivatives and Equity Proprietary Trading businesses. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics from Bristol University.

Robyn Grew

President, Man Group

Robyn Grew is President at Man Group, which includes responsibility globally for Corporate Sustainability and Responsible Investing; Man Solutions and Man FRM; Central Trading, Funds Treasury and Bank Relationships; Operations; Financial Crime; Corporate Real Estate; and Communications. Based in New York, Robyn is also a member of Man Group’s Senior Executive Governance Committee. Robyn was previously Group COO, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Global Head of Legal and Compliance. Before joining the firm in 2010 as Chief Compliance Officer for Man GLG, Robyn held senior positions at Barclays Capital and prior to that at Lehman Brothers and LIFFE. Robyn is a qualified barrister and has worked in the investment industry since 1994.

Chao Xia, PhD, CFA

Senior Quantitative Researcher, Man Numeric

Chao Xia is a senior quantitative researcher at Man Numeric. Her research efforts focus on machine learning, factor combination, event strategies, alternative data and macro timing. Chao is also a co-portfolio manager and manages a team of researchers. Prior to joining Man Numeric in 2017, Chao interned at JP Morgan as a research associate. Chao received a bachelor’s degree in statistics from University of Science and Technology of China and a doctorate degree in applied mathematics from Brown University. Her thesis focused on applying Kaman Filters in traffic flow forecasts. Chao is a CFA and FRM charterholder.


Russell Korgaonkar


Russell Korgaonkar is Chief Investment Officer of Man AHL, with overall responsibility for investment and research. He is also a member of Man AHL’s management and investment committees, and a member of the Man Group executive committee. He was previously Director of Investment Strategies of Man AHL, responsible for Man AHL’s Liquid Strategies unit, which creates and runs scalable systematic strategies, as well as the Institutional Solutions business. Russell joined the firm in 2001 as a researcher and later portfolio manager focused on systematic cash equity strategies, before becoming Head of Portfolio Management in 2011. Russell holds a BA/MA (First Class) in Physics from the University of Oxford.

Brandon Gill New

Managing Director and Head of Multi-Strategy Investments and Digital Assets, Capital Markets Group

Brandon Gill New is a Director in the Capital Markets Group at OPTrust, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. In her role, Brandon provides strategic direction and oversight of the Plan’s portfolio of externally managed public-market investments, representing roughly 20% of total assets under management. Prior to joining OPTrust in early 2018, Brandon was a Director at BMO Capital Partners, a proprietary private debt and equity fund at Bank of Montreal. She also spent a decade at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. There, she served as a Portfolio Manager in the Alternative Investments Division managing a portfolio of global hedge funds and esoteric investment funds, and as an Assistant Portfolio Manager in the Public Equities Division covering direct Emerging Markets equities. Brandon holds an MBA from London Business School and a B.A. in International Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont. She is also a CFA Charterholder.

Gil Song

Portfolio Manager, Man GLG

Gil Song is a portfolio manager at Man GLG, responsible for convertible bond arbitrage. Gil joined Man GLG in 2017 from Paloma Partners, where he was a convertible bond portfolio manager since 2006. Prior to Paloma Partners, Gil was a trader at Severn River Capital and a senior M&A and Restructuring analyst at Jefferies – Broadview Technology Group. Gil graduated with a BA in History from Yale University in 2000.

David Stewart, CFA

Head of US Sales, Man Group

Dave Stewart is Head of US Sales at Man Group, overseeing aspects of the company’s business development efforts. Prior to this, Dave led Man Group’s global consultant relations team. He joined Man Numeric in 2007. During his tenure with Man Numeric, he led the consultant relations, business development and relationship management efforts. Prior to joining Man Numeric, Dave was the Director of Consultant Relations for Putnam Investments’ Institutional Business in North America, where he had been a team member since 2002. Previously, he worked at T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, where he started their Consultant Relations effort in 2000. Dave graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics. He is also a CFA charterholder.


Sriram Reddy

Managing Director – Credit, Man GLG

Sriram Reddy is a Managing Director for credit at Man GLG. He is responsible for coordinating business development, product development, marketing and client service efforts across both long only and alternative credit strategies. Sriram joined Man Group in 2022. He was previously a Credit Investment Director at Schroders. Prior to that, Sriram worked at BlackRock for more than 12 years in multiple roles, most recently as an Investment Strategist within the BlackRock Investment Institute. Sriram holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Mark Jones

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Man Group

Mark Jones is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Man Group and a member of the Man Group Senior Executive Committee. Previously, Mark was Chief Financial Officer of Man Group and prior to that, Co-CEO of Man GLG. Before joining Man GLG in 2005, Mark spent time at strategy consulting firm McKinsey, working across a range of industries. Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from University College London.

Steven Desmyter

Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Man Group

Steven Desmyter is Global Head of Sales & Marketing at Man Group, a member of the Man Group Senior Executive Committee, and Chair of the Man Group Charitable Trust. Steven is responsible for building and developing Man Group's overall business strategy, marketing activities and client servicing globally. Steven was previously Head of Sales EMEA at Man Group and prior to this, responsible for Man Group’s institutional and retail client relationships for the Nordic and Benelux regions. Before joining Man Group in 2002, Steven was at Goldman Sachs, covering institutional clients in the European Equities Division. Steven is also key to Man Group’s sustainability and responsible investing efforts. He is a member of the Man Group ESG Leadership team, previously the Co-Head of Responsible Investments and Chair of the RI Committee, and serves on the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment Hedge Fund Advisory Committee, SASB (Sustainable Accounting Standards Board) Investor Advisory Group and the SBAI (Standards Board for Alternative Investments) Investor Advisory Group. Steven is a Contributor to Forbes Magazine and writes regularly for a number of leading global publications. His articles and comments on sustainable investing have been quoted in a number of publications, including AIMA, the Financial Times, Fundfire, and Nordsip. Steven holds Master’s Degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Ghent and the University of Kiel. He also holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi.

Mike Scott, CFA

Head of Global High Yield & Credit Opportunities, Man GLG

Mike Scott is Head of Global High Yield & Credit Opportunities at Man GLG. He began his career at Cazenove Capital Management in 2005 before moving to Schroders in 2006. Mike initially spent four years as a European industrials credit analyst covering investment grade and high yield and went on to become the lead high yield portfolio manager. Mike graduated from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.



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