Interview: Man Group’s Peter Clarke talks about the challenges and rewards of merger with GLG

Betting on synergies

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A hedge fund group with a pedigree of over 200 years is not exactly typical. The Man Group, however, has defied all the hedge fund rules. Starting off as a sugar cooperage and brokerage at Harp Lane in the City of London in 1783, Man in some ways remains close to its roots.In July this year chief executive Peter Clarke proudly welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to open officially the group’s new office at Swan Lane, a bit upriver from its old location at Sugar Quay