Man Investments opens office in Calgary to service Western Canada

    New office opening identifies Western Canada as key growth market

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Today Man Investments, one of the world's largest
alternative investment firms, is proud to announce an expansion of its
national presence in Canada by opening an office in Calgary on October 1,
2008. The announcement indicates Man Investments' confidence in the continued
financial growth of Western Canada and solidifies its commitment to providing
clients across Canada with robust investment solutions.
    The expansion, spearheaded by Toreigh Stuart, CEO of Man Investments
Canada Corp., will be staffed with Lawrence Berrigan, Executive
Vice-President, Athas Kouvaras, Regional Sales Manager, and Jaclyn Britton,
Internal Sales. The new location will act as a hub to Western Canada, and will
facilitate Man investments ability to foster relationships with clients and
distribution partners across the country. The new office will provide an
opportunity for organic growth, while at the same time provide the Western
region with increased access to Man Investments and fund managers.
    "Our new presence in Calgary reflects the growing demand for alternative
investment solutions to compliment the accelerated growth pattern in the
region" says Stuart. "Calgary, and all of Western Canada, is home to an
increasingly high number of sophisticated investors who demand unparalleled
experience, high-quality service and access to a wide variety of products,
funds and global markets."
    Man Investments is part of the Man Group plc, celebrating its 225th
anniversary this year. With strong performance and a disciplined approach to
investing, Man Investments provides investors with new diversification
opportunities while providing protection from market downside risk.

    Notes to Editors

    Man is a world-leading alternative investment management business. With a
broad range of funds for institutional and private investors globally, it is
known for its performance, innovative product design and investor service. Man
manages over USD 70 billion(1) and employs approximately 1,800 people in 13
countries worldwide.
    The original business was founded in 1783. Today, the parent company, Man
Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and ranked in the top 40
companies of the FTSE 100 Index, with a market capitalization of about
USD 12 billion(2).
    Man supports many awards, charities and initiatives around the world,
including sponsorship of the Man Booker literary prizes and the Man Group
International Climate Change Award. Further information can be found at

    (1)At September 29, 2008
    (2)At September 29, 2008

For further information:

For further information: David Kaiser, Fleishman-Hillard, (416)

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