Man: launches Capital Asset Solutions Initiative

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The new initiative will be led by senior rookies Dan Robinson and Stephan Muecke.

January 13, 2022

Man Group, the technology-enabled global investment management firm, today announced the launch of a new initiative, Capital Asset Solutions (“CAS”) within Man Solutions Limited. The initiative is led by new employees Dan Robinson and Stephan Muecke, based in London.

The CAS initiative will combine the breadth of Man Group’s investment capabilities in global credit markets with specialized expertise in regulation, product structuring and liquidity management to create solutions for clients operating in markets. complex and regulated. The main focus is on the global retirement and savings services market distributed through insurance, pension funds and wholesale channels.

The CAS initiative will develop and manage a multi-asset lending strategy focused on institutional investors that dynamically allocates to liquid and private markets through Man Group.

In addition, CAS will partner strategically with insurance companies to provide tailored and flexible solutions focused on both liability and asset management that will seek to help them improve their competitiveness, increase their resilience and develop. This will involve providing insurers with flexible capital, whether through direct investments, reinsurance or other forms of balance sheet-enhancing transactions, as well as leveraging the sophisticated asset management capabilities of Man Group. .

All these solutions will be provided within the existing prudential regulatory framework of Man Group.

Dan Robinson joins the company from CIFC Asset Management, where he was the CIO of their European company. He brings over 20 years of experience managing credit strategies in hedge funds and private equity, including three years at Apollo Global Management, where he was responsible for liquid credit (Europe), and twelve years at Oaktree. Capital. Dan joins as Managing Partner of Capital Asset Solutions.

Stephan Muecke joins the firm from Swiss Re. He brings more than 15 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and liability solutions in the area of ​​regulatory complex insurance and has held several executive positions in asset management and insurance strategy throughout his career. Prior to Swiss Re, Stephan spent time at Oaktree Capital and Merrill Lynch. Stephan joins as Managing Partner of Capital Asset Solutions.

The duo bring with them over 35 years of combined experience in asset management and insurance. They will be joined by a team of industry professionals experienced in providing asset and capital management solutions in regulated markets.

Luke Ellis, CEO of Man Group, said:

“The substantial structural change in the global asset management and insurance markets over the past decade has deprived insurers of performance and created a more complex regulatory environment. By leveraging the significant expertise of Dan and Stephan and combining it with our established alternative investment platform, we believe we are well positioned to provide innovative asset, portfolio and capital solutions to insurers and in companies. related product areas. The markets we target are large, so it is possible to build a scalable insurance asset management business and we look forward to expanding our capabilities in this area. ”

Dan Robinson, Managing Partner, CAS said:

“We believe there is a huge opportunity to meet the needs of investors in complex regulated markets, such as insurance, with investment products optimized for their yield, liquidity and regulatory needs. The sophistication and breadth of Man Group, particularly in the areas of credit, technology and tailor-made solutions, in conjunction with a commitment to provide capital, represent a very attractive offering in our target markets in our opinion . This requires an integrated approach and we are very happy to add our specific expertise in providing these solutions to clients.

Stephan Muecke, Managing Partner, CAS said:

“In our view, Man Group is uniquely positioned to establish itself as a strategic partner for insurance companies globally by integrating insurance and asset management capabilities. The ability to deploy flexible capital throughout the cycle and – in combination with our capital efficient asset management solutions – enables our partners to navigate the increasingly competitive insurance market. We are also delighted to provide our clients with access to attractive risk pools through investment solutions at the intersection of the insurance industry and the capital markets.

As of September 30, 2021, Man Group had $ 139.5 billion in funds under management.

For more information visit: www.man.com/capital-asset-solutions

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