Founded in 1986, Acadian is a leading quantitatively-oriented manager of active global and international equity, fixed income and alternative strategies. The firm pursues a fundamentally-based, data rich and highly structured process to investing that seeks to identify and exploit systematic and structural inefficiencies in the markets. Acadian employs a multi-faceted, proprietary analytic approach that applies a range of investment and risk considerations to a universe of over 40,000 securities taken from 60 global markets. Strategies managed include global, international and emerging markets equities, long/short strategies, managed volatility and fixed income strategies.
Acadian invests on behalf of a wide range of institutional clients across the globe, including public and private funds, endowments and foundations, and retail clients through sub-advisory channels. The firm’s clients are domiciled in over 25 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Acadian's management team is led by Chief Executive Officer Churchill Franklin and Chief Investment Officer John Chisholm.