Man Group sees net inflows of USD10.8bn in 2018

Man Group has announced net inflows of USD10.8 billion for the financial year ended 31 December, down from the USD12.8 billion seen in 2017.

Funds under Management (FUM) totalled USD108.5 billion as at 31 December 2018 compared with USD109.1 billion in 2017, while adjusted profit before tax (PBT) fell to USD251 million in for the year from USD384 million in 2017.
 
Luke Ellis (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Man, says: “2018 was a more difficult year for the asset management industry, characterised by periods of higher volatility which impacted performance across asset classes and investment styles. Against this backdrop we reported a decrease in performance fee profits but are pleased to have once again outperformed peers and made continued progress in areas we can influence. We have managed costs while investing for growth, further diversified to capture new opportunities and strengthened client relationships, helping us to achieve broad based net inflows of USD10.8 billion.”
 
“Looking ahead, we have had a healthy number of new mandate wins but as clients respond to changes in the market and adjust their portfolios we have also seen a pick-up in redemptions. I remain confident that Man Group is structurally well positioned for the future with compelling investment propositions, deep client relationships and a competitive advantage in our experience of using financial technology to drive investment returns.”