Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Oct 28 2010 | 4:17am ET
The Man Group said earlier this month that its merger with GLG Partners would lead to a "handful" of layoffs; if so, the world's largest publicly-listed hedge fund manager is employing rather a large hand.
The London-based firm, which manages about US$63 billion, will hand up to 200 staffers and consultants their walking papers over the next six months, The Wall Street Journal reports. The reported job cuts—some will come through attrition and not renewing consultants' contracts, but most will be layoffs—amount to fully 11% of the firm's 1,800-strong workforce and amounts to several times as many as Man projected when it announced the GLG acquisition in May.
At the time, Man said cost savings of US$50 million per year would result from the merger, some of which would come from layoffs. In particular, cutting about 30 positions at GLG was expected to save about US$25 million.
Last week, the Business Insider blog reported that Man would cut about 10% of its sales staff; Man dismissed the "unsubstantiated rumor" but did not deny it. Also last week Man bade farewell to two of its top salesmen, Martin Keller and John Bennett.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...