Man Group's Numeric Leans on Python for New Research Platform

Man Group's Gary Collier discusses the hedge fund's strategy of adopting a single platform for its funds.

Man Numeric, Man Group’s Boston-based quantitative investment business, is close to finishing its migration to a Python-based system.  

Numeric is “very close to completing—we are talking about weeks [or] months—their wholesale migration from legacy SAS systems onto our pure Python platform underpinning their equity investment processes,” says Gary Collier, CTO at Man Group Alpha Technology, the firm’s internal front-office tech team.

The migration is part of Man’s efforts to remove silos and

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