Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Man Group, one of the world's largest independent alternative investment managers, is partnering with Women Returners to launch the 2019 Returner programme for a professional who has taken an extended career break and now wants to return to the workforce.

During the three to six month programme, you will work on professional assignments based on your skills and interests, and will benefit from coaching through the transition period from Women Returners, together with internal mentoring and network access. At the end of the programme, there will be the possibility of a permanent role with the organisation.

Man Group strongly believes in flexible working and encourages applications from people who want flexibility in their working arrangements. All of the roles we are considering can be, and often are, performed flexibly.

Who Man Group is looking for

Man Group is keen to hear from candidates who have had a career break of at least 18 months, with relevant experience for any or a number of the following business units:



We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and who have strong analytical skills and a keen desire to learn.

For further details about the teams at Man Group and the specific skills we are looking for, please see below. We will consider where best to situate your placement based on your skills and experience, once we have met you. If your interest is in more than one specific business unit, please explain that in your covering letter.

Business Unit: Operations

Operations at Man is primarily responsible for the accuracy of the official financial records of the funds to support the NAV production process as well as the integrity of the investment book of records (IBOR) maintained internally. The London based team support the Investment Management business Man AHL, Man GLG, Man FRM and MSL and key functions include: Product Control, Fund Accounting, Client Operations, Fund Administration Oversight and Fund Financial Reporting. Supporting the growth of the business by managing product driven change across operations is a key responsibility of Operations.

Desired Skills: The diversity of roles in Operations means we can consider a range of backgrounds. Proven experience in at least one of the key functions listed above is required this could be within Investment Management or an alternative financial institution. Strong focus and appreciation of operational risk is essential.

Business Unit: Finance

Finance models, analyses and reports financial information: to the business and Group Board (to aid better decision making); to the Company's equity and debt holders (to meet their requirements for investing in the Company); and to regulators (to fully comply with regulatory rules and requirements). We are a team of 70 operating in a dynamic environment with a focus on making best use of technology to deliver our work efficiently.

Desired Skills: A fast learner with prior experience of working in a finance department and/or a part qualified/ qualified accountant ideally in the financial services industry.

Timing & Salary

It is envisaged that the start date will be Autumn 2019.

The successful candidates will be paid a salary at a competitive market rate.

To apply

Please apply by 10th June via Man Group's online career portal by submitting

Your CV

A cover letter detailing the following (please note that this is mandatory!)

Which business unit(s) you wish to apply to (please see above for details)

The length of your career break, and any relevant skills/experience you have developed during this period

For any enquiries, please contact stating 'Returner Programme Query' in the title.

Apply by 10th June and remember to show your career break on your CV.

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $112.3bn* of client capital in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Our business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of our capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM.

These engines house numerous investment teams, working collaboratively within the framework of Man Group, with a high degree of investment autonomy. Each team benefits from the strength and resources of the firm's single operating platform, enabling their primary focus to be seeking to generate alpha for clients. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialised approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we engage in close dialogue with our investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group's investment teams are empowered and supported by our institutional infrastructure and technology, which aims to facilitate the efficient exposure to markets and effective collaboration across the organisation.

Through the Man Charitable Trust, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly.

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at

For more information about Man Group's commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit

Diversity & Inclusion

At Man Group, we fundamentally believe in the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are dedicated to ensuring that we have a meritocratic environment, where people succeed through talent, commitment, diligence and teamwork, and where all employees can reach their full potential. Promoting and celebrating diversity is a key priority, and we continue to recognise the importance of feeling included and supported in the work environment. We have a global internal diversity and inclusion network, called Drive, which is designed to inform, support and inspire our people. The network's mission is to advance Man Group's efforts in promoting and valuing diversity and inclusion throughout the firm.

- As at 31 March 2019. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment "engines" of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets (GPM).

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