Man Group, the active investment management firm announced that Simon Finch is joining the firm as CIO of Credit at Man GLG, its discretionary investment management engine.

In this newly created role, Simon will be responsible for Man GLG’s credit business and will have oversight of the credit portfolio management teams. Simon will report to Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG, and will work closely with Man GLG’s CIO Pierre-Henri Flamand and Man Group’s CIO Sandy Rattray. Simon will join Man Group’s Executive Committee and Man GLG’s management team.

Simon has 25 years of experience in credit investing and joins Man GLG from CQS, where he was CIO and ran the firm’s multi-asset credit fund. He joined CQS in 2004, and his career also includes roles at Abbey National, where he was head of portfolio management.

Teun Johnston, CEO of Man GLG, said: “Simon’s extensive expertise and proven track record in credit investing will be highly valuable as we continue to build our fast-growing credit offering and further develop our suite of products. He will oversee each of our credit investment teams, bringing to bear a wealth of experience and know-how in this space. We are very excited about the contribution he will make and we look forward to welcoming him to the firm.”

Simon Finch, CIO of Credit, Man GLG, said: “Man GLG has built a very strong credit offering, made up of talented investors operating within a highly collaborative and collegiate environment. I look forward to supporting the team as we continue to develop a differentiated credit business that is enhanced by Man Group’s market-leading infrastructure and access to advanced quantitative techniques and technology.”

As at 31 December 2017, Man GLG has $35.0bn in AUM, of which $14.6bn is alternatives and $20.4bn is long only.

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