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Slippage Model Controller (Central Trading)

Man Group plc
London, United Kingdom
Highly competitive package
Closing date
Jun 27, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Team

Man Central Trading (CT) is responsible for trade execution across a wide range of asset classes covering the global needs of all investment managers within Man group. A core responsibility of the team is to measure and disseminate execution costs data across the business, which feeds processes such as market impact modelling, investment management insight, best-execution oversight, sales, regulatory reporting, and client reporting. This role will report directly into the Director of Trading and will be responsible for the accuracy of these numbers.

We are looking for a Slippage Model Controller whose responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring the accuracy and relevance of slippage numbers and key execution stats
  • Building the processes for review, escalation and sign-off of slippage and key stats
  • Internal slippage reconciliation: working closely with the Cost & Charges team, Compliance, and Investment Engines (IMs)
  • Tracking Transaction Cost (TC) model usage and consistency across IMs and Asset Classes
  • Ownership of the slippage outlier review process, including the treatment/re-instatement of outliers, as well as visibility to stakeholders
  • Ensuring new market on-boarding is adequately factored for across the different trading disciplines, e.g. trading systems, analytics, downstream regulatory reporting processes
  • Periodic estimating non-captured flows

Technology and Business Skills

  • Attention to detail and ability to navigate complexity
  • Ability to carry out independent assessment and verification
  • Ability to work effectively with a wider group of people towards resolution
  • Quantitative, with a good grasp of mathematics, statistics, and data processing
  • Experience designing, implementing and running processes focused on data accuracy and completeness

  • 4+ years as a financial controller or product controller
  • Understanding of financial products
  • Understanding of the trading function
  • Experience with high-level programming language, such as Python

Personal Attributes
  • Trustworthy, with a high degree of accountability and ownership
  • Proactive, and urgency-aware
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Intellectually robust with a positive approach to problem solving
  • Self-organised with the ability to effectively manage time across multiple projects and with competing business demands and priorities
  • Possessing a continuous improvement mindset; always looking to improve processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain a close working relationship with quantitative researchers, technologist, traders, compliance and senior business people alike
  • Confident communicator, able to argue a point concisely and deal positively with conflicting views
  • Hands-on attitude; willing to get involved with technology and projects across the firm

About Man

Man Group is a global, technology-empowered active investment management firm focused on delivering alpha and portfolio solutions for clients. Headquartered in London, we manage $143.3 billion* and operate across multiple offices globally.

We invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes, with a mix of long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis, across liquid and private markets. Our investment teams work within Man Group's single operating platform, enabling them to invest with a high degree of empowerment while benefiting from the collaboration, strength and resources of the entire firm. Our platform is underpinned by advanced technology, supporting our investment teams at every stage of their process, including alpha generation, portfolio management, trade execution and risk management.

Our clients and the millions of retirees and savers they represent are at the heart of everything we do. We form deep and long-lasting relationships and create tailored solutions to help meet their unique needs. We recognise that responsible investing is intrinsically linked to our fiduciary duty to our clients, and we integrate this approach broadly across the firm.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where difference is celebrated and everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, as well as giving back and contributing positively to our communities. For more information about Man Group's global charitable efforts, and our diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit:

Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Further information can be found at

*As at 31 December 2022. All investment management and advisory services are offered through the investment "engines" of Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man Solutions / FRM and Man GPM.

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