Man Acquisition of GLG, Launches $63 Billion Hedge Fund

New York ( – Hedge fund giant Man Group has created a hedge fund managing $63 billion after acquiring rival $23.7 billion hedge fund GLG Partners in a $1.6 billion in deal.

Man Group held a presentation today at 9.30am (UK time) at the Thomson Reuters Building.

“I am delighted to announce Man’s proposed acquisition of GLG to create a diversified, world-leading alternative investment manager with $63 billion in funds under management.” Jon Aisbitt, Chairman of Man, said, “It is central to Man’s stated strategy of acquiring high quality discretionary investment management capability to broaden our range of diversified, liquid strategies for the benefit of our investors.”

The acquisition will be implemented by way of a merger, creating a diversified, world-leading alternative investment manager with an emphasis on liquid strategies, positioned to benefit from the expected continued growth in onshore hedge funds globally. The deal will be closed by the end of September.

“The structure of the transaction allows us to retain vital focus and commitment to performance whilst integrating Man’s leading structuring and distribution capabilities to the advantage of investors and shareholders alike.” Peter Clarke, Chief Executive of Man, said, “We have deployed surplus capital in an earnings enhancing transaction to access savings, balance our investment strategies, and created a powerful business from which we can grow organically.

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