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Man Group has sponsored the Man Booker Prize since 2002 and the Man Booker International Prize since its inception in 2005. An active investment management firm founded in 1783, Man Group was recognised as a partner that mirrored the quality, integrity and longevity of the Booker Prize. The prize underscores Man Group’s charitable focus on literacy and education as well as the firm’s commitment to excellence and creativity. Together with the wider charitable activities of the Booker Prize Foundation, the prize plays a very important role in promoting literary excellence on a global scale that the firm is honoured to support.

Man Group is a global active investment management firm, with $108.5bn of funds under management (as at 31 December 2018) in liquid and private markets, managed by investment specialists based around the world. Man Group has five specialist investment engines, which represent the range of its capabilities: Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM. The teams invest across a diverse range of strategies and asset classes with highly specialised approaches, with long only and alternative strategies run on a discretionary and quantitative basis in single and multi-manager formats. Headquartered in London, the firm has 15 international offices and operates across multiple jurisdictions. Through the Man Charitable Trust and sponsorship of the Man Booker Prizes, Man Group is committed to promoting literacy and numeracy on a global scale, and to supporting charitable causes more broadly. Man Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMG.LN and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

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On 28 February 2019 the Trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation announced that Crankstart is the new supporter of the Booker Prize and the International Booker Prize.  Crankstart has committed to an initial five-year exclusive funding term with an option to renew for a further five years. The new arrangement will begin on 1 June 2019 after the 2019 Man Booker International Prize winner announcement, which marks the conclusion of 18 years of successful and generous sponsorship by Man Group. Thereafter the original prize will once again be known as The Booker Prize, while the prize for literature in translation will become The International Booker Prize.

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