Stanley Fink cant make his retirement stick. After 21 years with Man Group, the worlds largest publicly traded fund of hedge funds, Fink Mans CEO for seven years until he became deputy chairman in 2007 tried to leave the hedge fund industry behind in July to become a full-time philanthropist. But the 51-year-old was barraged with job offers and accepted one. On September 15 he became CEO of International Standard Asset Management, a London-based commodities trading firm that specializes in gold markets. The firm has just $300 million under management a big change for Fink, who helped oversee $76 billion at Man. Hell be working with diversified investment strategies based on managed-futures trading. "Exchange-traded instruments are more liquid and better valued than over-the-counter derivatives. That makes them safer to use," he says. "Strategies based on trading managed futures dont require liquidity from a prime broker or the banking market, which is a real advantage right now."