Man Group, one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment managers, is partnering with Women Returners to launch a 2016 returnship programme for an investment management professional who has taken an extended career break and now wants to return to the workforce on a permanent basis.
During the three month programme, you will work on professional assignments based on your skills and interests, and will benefit from coaching through the transition period from Women Returners, together with internal mentoring and network access. At the end of the three months, there will be the possibility of a permanent role with the organisation.
Man Group is open to receiving applications from people who want to work flexibly. Whilst they are particularly interested to hear from females who have chosen to pause their careers and are now ready to return to work, they are keen to emphasise that the programme is open to all professionals who have taken a period of extended leave.
Skills and requirements
- Excellent pedigree in investment management and able to demonstrate professional achievements in at least one strategy/asset class.
- Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Highly motivated and able to contribute to the bottom line.
- Voluntary career break of at least 18 months.
About Man Group
Man Group is one of the world’s largest independent alternative investment managers, and a leader in liquid investment strategies. Across its four investment managers (Man AHL, Man FRM, Man GLG and Man Numeric), Man Group has diverse hedge funds strategies and long only products spanning equity, credit, managed futures, convertibles, emerging markets and multi-manager solutions. At 30 September 2015, Man Group’s funds under management were $76.8 billion. 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.
Man Group also supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world, including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes. Further information can be found at www.man.com.
Diversity at Man Group
Achieving a better balance between male and female employees is a challenge many financial services organisations face and is a key priority for Man Group. As a firm, they strongly believe in the benefits of a diverse workforce. They are actively seeking to increase female representation throughout the firm and are dedicated to implementing recruitment initiatives that work to meet this objective. They are confident that their current multifaceted approach will enable them to further develop a culture based on meritocracy that focuses on talent, commitment, diligence and teamwork.
There are currently a number of initiatives in place to support and encourage female talent at Man Group. They continue to develop Drive, an internal network with an ongoing programme of events to inform and support women within the firm, providing networking opportunities both internally and externally. Alongside this initiative, they are also working to develop a mentoring programme aimed at supporting and retaining female talent. They are also committed to increasing female participation in their graduate programme, targeting university courses and clubs within relevant disciplines that will help inform their targeted recruitment.
It is envisaged that the start date for the programme will be February-March 2016.
For more information on the desired candidate profile, the organisation and how to apply see the Man Group Returner Programme.
The deadline for applications is 18th December 2015. Please apply as soon as possible and state that you heard about the programme through Women Returners.