Neil Baker

Lead Portfolio Manager

Neil Baker is a Portfolio Manager and analyst with over 30 years of investment industry experience of which over 15 years has been in asset management. He is the lead portfolio manager on the GLG Global Alpha strategy. He joined Man GLG as part of the acquisition of NewSmith Asset Management in 2015. He previously worked at Cantillon Capital Management in January 2010 and the Global team launched the Fund in September of that year.

Prior to Cantillon, he led Financials sector investment at Pictet Asset Management between 2005 and 2008 contributing to Global, EAFE and European long only products. At Pictet, he also ran the Financials segment of its beta neutral Alphanatics hedge fund. Neil joined Pictet from Lazard Asset Management where he co-headed the Global Financials research team. Before Lazard Asset Management, he led the European Banks research team at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and was a top-rated UK banks analyst.

Neil is an Economics graduate of Exeter University and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He began his investment career in 1987, joining the highly rated financial sector equity research team at CL Laing & Cruickshank.

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