Investment Management Analyst Programme
graduate scheme

Investment Management Analyst Programme

Man Group
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
16 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Why join?
Man Group is committed to being an employer of choice for people from all backgrounds and to ensure their diverse workforce of the most talented people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe in the importance of a meritocratic workplace, where success is based upon talent, commitment, diligence and teamwork. With a network of offices in key locations around the world, Man Group offers the opportunity to work alongside a range of exceptional people in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial environment, whilst pursuing a successful and rewarding career.

What does the Analyst Programme offer?
Man Group's analyst programme provides a unique opportunity to gain challenging and interesting experience within a performance-driven, global investment management business by rotating through three-four placements within investment management, corporate development and sales over a two-year period. There may also be opportunities to undertake a placement overseas.

As one of our trainees you will gain a thorough understanding of our business and having completed the programme, will be well-placed to develop a long-term career at Man Group. Formal and on-the-job training will be provided to enable you to contribute to the business. You will also have direct access to Man Group's senior leadership team, as each trainee will be mentored by a member of the Executive Committee.

In the words of our recent analysts:

“The Analyst Programme is providing me with an outstanding opportunity to discover multiple sectors of Asset Management, ranging from Sales to Quantitative and Discretionary Alternative Investments. The highly entrepreneurial environment gives me invaluable exposure very early on and allows me to work closely with experts of the sector. While developing very diverse skills, I am also learning how to perform at the best of my capacity.”

"I have already been given a lot of autonomy in my tasks, which has allowed me to dig deep into the theory while delivering solutions that worked."

"The culture here is extremely open-minded and values proactive individuals. I circulated a summary after attending a hedge fund conference and the President of Man Group, who was interested in one of the ideas I mentioned, replied to my note with some other members of the senior team copied in. That is what sets this Man Group apart - you are judged not on how junior you are, but on the contribution you make."

"I worked closely with a senior portfolio manager who was a passionate mentor, teaching me about all aspects of quant investing. I met so many smart people in this division and what impressed me the most is that they were always looking for the next idea."

“The range of project work and exposure has been astonishing, as has the speed at which you move up the learning curve; in my first week of joining, I was already working on an acquisition, and after several months I was presented with an opportunity to relocate internationally.”

Company information

Man Group is an active investment management firm focused on delivering performance and client solutions through its five investment management businesses: Man AHL; Man Numeric; Man GLG; Man FRM and Man Global Private Markets.Man Group's investment management businesses provide long-only, alternative and private markets products on a single and multi-manager basis, leveraging the firm's robust infrastructure to provide a diverse range of strategies across investment approaches, styles and asset classes.

The original business was founded in 1783. Today, Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.L and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. As at 30 June 2017, Man Group's funds under management were $95.9 billion.

Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

We are keen to hire candidates who have obtained/are expecting a first class or upper second class degree (or equivalent) from a top university and who can demonstrate a genuine interest in the investment management industry. Demonstrating this interest does not necessarily have to be through relevant internships/work experience. In addition, you must be able to show you have initiative, are keen to learn, and able to operate in a fast-paced environment.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Please note we will only accept applications in PDF format and using the following naming convention:
Man_Analyst_FirstName_Surname.pdf - [For example: Man_Analyst_John_Smith.pdf]

If you do not submit your application in this format, it will not be reviewed.

Step 1: Click "Register and Apply" (or "Login and Apply" if you have previously registered on Man Group's website) in order to apply for the analyst programme

Step 2: Upload one pdf document saved using the specified naming convention to include the following two items:

  • Your current CV (no cover letter is required)
  • Your responses to the following three questions, ensuring each answer is no more than 200 words:
  1. Why do you want to join Man Group's investment management analyst programme and why are you interested in working in asset management?
  2. What key skills do you possess/have you developed which you believe will make you a successful candidate?
  3. Describe the most challenging experience you have gone through outside of the academic world, what you learned from it and how it differentiates you from your peers?

Applications for 2018 programme entry must be received by Monday, 16 October 2017 at 5:00pm

What happens after I have sent my application?

Step 1: Once we have reviewed your application, you will hear from us by email to confirm whether your application is being progressed. We do receive a high volume of applications so there may be a wait to hear back but we will be in touch as soon as possible.Step 2: The next stage will be a pre-recorded video interview and answering these questions should take no longer than 20 minutes. This allows us to understand more about you and means you can undertake it at a time convenient to you.

The video interviews will be managed by our partner, Sonru ( They can be completed on any computer with a webcam, or on a smartphone or tablet. Our partner ‘Sonru’ provides you with a 24 hour support service in order to answer any questions you may have.

If you are new to video interviewing, please rest assured that it is an easy process and your video will be secure and only available to Man Group to review. Candidates invited to a video interview will receive a personalised email containing detailed instructions in due course.

Step 3: If you are successful at the video interview stage, the final stage will be an assessment day at our City office. We will be holding three assessment days on Tuesday, 14 November, Thursday, 16 November or Monday, 20 November. We will advise you of our decision as quickly as possible following the completion of the process, usually within 48 hours of the final interviews.

Closing date: 16/10/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 11/10/2017

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