Man Group Returner Programme

EMEA Trader

This programme has now closed

Location: London (UK)

Start date: Q1 2020

Programme: 6 month returnship with option of permanent hire and flexible working

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

During the six month programme, you will work on professional assignments based on your skills and interests, and can benefit from their internal buddy system, mentoring and Returner 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.

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 their Central Trading area of the business.

Man Group’s central trading team has responsibility for all trading activity across Man Group’s quantitative and discretionary investment businesses – Man AHL, Man GLG and Man Numeric. Their execution activity spans multiple asset classes, accessing over 450 markets and 46 exchanges through electronic and OTC execution. Their trading execution team is made up of approximately 45 professionals across three key functions: execution, execution technology and execution research. They place heavy emphasis on technology and leverage machine learning to optimise execution. The opportunity within Central Trading is for an EMEA Trader.

The ideal candidate will have some trading experience/experience on a trading or sales trading desk. Some understanding and knowledge of European Financial markets especially Equities would be helpful. The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have strong analytical skills and a keen desire to learn.

Timing & Salary

It is envisaged that the start date will be Q1 2020.

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

To apply

Please apply as soon as possible via Man Group’s online career portal here

Please submit:

  1. Your CV (Remember to show your career break on your CV)
  2. A cover letter detailing the following (please note that this is mandatory!)
    • 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.

About Man Group

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, which runs $112.7 billion* 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. Their business has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of their 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. Their clients are at the heart of everything they do and they engage in close dialogue with their investors as strategic partners, to understand their particular needs and constraints. Man Group’s investment teams are empowered and supported by their 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 and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at For more information about Man Group’s approach to responsible investment, please visit
*As at 30 September 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).

Diversity at Man Group

Man Group fundamentally believes in the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace. They are dedicated to ensuring that they 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 they continue to recognise the importance of feeling included and supported in the work environment. They have a global internal diversity and inclusion network, called Drive, which is designed to inform, support and inspire their people. The network’s mission is to advance Man Group’s efforts in promoting and valuing diversity and inclusion throughout the firm.

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