Man Group has appointed Barry Schanker as head of US private wealth sales, based in New York.
He will report to Eric Burl, head of Man Americas.
Schanker joins Man Group from SkyBridge Capital, where he was head of sales and instrumental in the growth and service of the firm’s client base.
Prior to joining SkyBridge Capital, Schanker worked for Citigroup Alternative Investments and before that held positions at Salomon Smith Barney/Citi Smith Barney.
Burl says: “I am delighted to welcome Barry to Man Group. His considerable experience and expertise in the US market will be of great value to the firm and his appointment reflects our continued focus on serving private wealth clients in the region, as well as supporting the firm’s overall operations and sales in the US.”
Schanker says: “Man Group’s comprehensive and diverse product and client solutions offering differentiates the firm and makes this a compelling opportunity for me. I look forward to working with Eric and his team in continuing to serve and develop the firm’s US wealth client base.”
The appointment of Schanker supports Man Group’s continued focus on developing its US business. In the past two years, Man Group has acquired US-based firms Numeric Investors, Silvermine Capital Management and Pine Grove.