Man Group asset under management rose to USD103 billion

Man Group asset under management rose to USD103 billion

Man Group said its funds under management (FUM) of $103.5 billion at 30 September 2017 (30 June 2017: $95.9 billion), up 28% year to date.

Net inflows in the quarter of $2.8 billion, driven by strong inflows into alternative risk premia and emerging market debt strategies.

See below the highlights of its latest result:

  • Positive investment movement of $3.3 billion in the quarter
  • Positive FX movements of $0.9 billion in the quarter, primarily driven by the weakening of the US Dollar against the Euro and Sterling
  • Other movements of positive $0.6 billion

Decision to absorb research costs for the majority of Man’s business following MiFID II implementation in January 2018. Estimated 2018 PBT impact is $10-$15 million, including the previously highlighted administration costs.

Intention to repurchase up to $100 million of shares; we will continue to review further potential acquisition opportunities

Our ICAAP was submitted in August and the FCA have informed us it will not be reviewed at this time. Surplus regulatory capital at 30 September 2017 was around $375 million and is around $275 million pro-forma including the impact of the proposed share repurchase

Luke Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of Man, said:

“The third quarter of 2017 was a period of strong alpha generation for Man, with positive performance across the firm. As expected the pace of inflows and the level of margin compression both moderated during the quarter. Inflows remained strong overall and were focussed on some of our newer strategies, in particular alternative risk premia. We devote significant efforts to developing innovative solutions, and we are pleased to see our clients’ enthusiasm for these newer offerings.

Looking forward we continue to see a decent level of interest from clients, with our normal caveat that flows are likely to be uneven quarter to quarter.”