Bernd Kerner was named investment director on Man Group's European private debt team, a spokeswoman said.
The position is new. Based in London, Mr. Kerner is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing real estate loans in euro-dominated markets. He reports to Jon Rickert, head of European private debt.
"Having worked closely with (Mr. Kerner) over many years, I am confident his extensive knowledge of real estate financing, including the credit risks, market risks and growing regulatory requirements facing the industry, will prove invaluable to the team," Mr. Rickert said in a news release.
Mr. Kerner was formerly executive director at J.P. Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank.
Man Group had $2.4 billion in assets under management in private real estate equity and unlisted real estate debt as of Sept. 30.