Man Group Hires Scott Kerson as Head of Commodities in London

Man Group Plc., the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund, hired Scott Kerson as head of commodities for its Man Systematic Strategies team in London, which was created last year.

He reports to group head Sandy Rattray, formerly a managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Kerson joined in November, spokesman Stephen White, said by e-mail today.

Kerson was the owner of Alpha Dog Commodities LLC., a California-based consultancy which focused on quantitative analysis of the global commodity markets, from 2009 to 2011. He previously worked as a trader at Ospraie Management LLC, Amaranth Advisors LLC, and Standard Bank Group Ltd. in New York.

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