Oxford-Man Institute

A unique collaboration

In September 2007, Man Group plc and the University of Oxford entered into a unique collaboration to set up the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance. Co-located with the new Man Research Laboratory, the Institute aims to be the world leader in academic research in quantitative finance, with particular emphasis on alternative investments.

This is the first and only co-location of its kind between Oxford University and a commercial entity.

AHL and the University have created a stimulating environment of research and innovation where ideas flourish and practitioners from a wide spectrum of disciplines can bring their skills into collaboration and learn from each other.

 

‘‘ The interaction between our Research Lab and the Institute has put us
at the cutting edge in our field. Looking at what we've already achieved,
we're really excited about the prospectus for the future.’’
- Dr. Anthony Ledford, Chief Scientist, AHL

 

 

Main benefits to AHL

  • Connects AHL with renowned academics from Oxford and around the world
  • Close contacts with cutting edge quantitative research not yet in the public domain
  • Access to specialists who can be contracted for confidential AHL projects
  • First refusal on research developed by the Institute
  • Enhanced profile amongst some of the best scholars in the world

 

 

Commercial impact

The collaboration has already made significant contributions to AHL's commercial investment activities, in areas including:

  • Trading models for equities, fixed income, currency and commodity markets
  • Intelligent real time decision algorithms for trade execution
  • Robust decision protocols for systematic investment management
  • Transaction cost and market impact modelling

 

Additional information

 

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