Acadian Asset Management

Acadian Asset Management LLC is a global, quantitative investment manager. Acadian was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boston, with affiliates in Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and London. As of June 2018, we have approximately $95 billion in assets under management, serving over 500 institutions in 25 countries worldwide.

Our mission is to be our clients' most valued resource for investment insight and success. We were among the first firms to apply data and technology to the systematic evaluation of global investments. More than 30 years later, we have built an organization whose experience and resources are uniquely positioned to thrive in a globalized, data-driven world. Our proprietary database covers over 40,500 securities in more than 200 markets worldwide, and our extensive research capabilities are used to develop customized investment strategies and innovative solutions for our clients.

We take the building blocks at our disposal—decades of global risk and return data, forecasts, factor behavior, transaction costs, risk analysis, and portfolio construction tools—and put them to use in service of our clients. Drawing creatively from our core process ensures philosophical consistency while supporting an evolving scope of strategy development.

Acadian became the first quantitative manager to sign the Principles for Responsible Investment in 2009, demonstrating our recognition of the importance of these issues. Over the years, we have continually invested in new ESG data sets, conducted ESG-related alpha and risk management research, participated in the development of country-level stewardship codes, and integrated a portfolio-specific ESG characteristics report for every portfolio we manage. The degree of implementation of ESG considerations into our investment process remains client-driven and client-specific.

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Boston, MA

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Company size

201-500 employees


Acadian specializes in active global and international equity strategies, employing sophisticated analytical models for active stock selection as well as peer group (country, region and industry) valuation., active equity, low volatility, multi-asset investment, ESG, and Responsible Investing