Acadian specializes in active global and international equity strategies, employing sophisticated analytical models for active stock selection. Our proprietary database covers over 35,000 securities in more than 100 markets worldwide. Acadian's extensive research capabilities are used to develop customized investment management solutions for our clients.


Acadian is led by a dedicated team including some employees whose tenure with the firm extends back over twenty-five years. Co-founder and CEO Churchill Franklin brought his experience from the corporate treasury and endowment worlds to his oversight of Acadian's client service, sales and marketing teams, and to his current role as Chief Executive Officer. CIO John Chisholm, whose long association with Acadian began while at MIT's Sloan School of Management, oversees our investment process and team and directs research initiatives. Ron Frashure, Chairman, continues to work closely with clients on asset allocation and investment policy issues. Ron was formerly a portfolio manager and director of asset allocation with the Putnam Companies prior to joining Acadian.

From its origin as a non-U.S. all-cap equity manager in 1988, Acadian has grown to manage over 40 different strategies in global equities and emerging markets for clients across the globe. Acadian's strategies today include Global Equity, Long/Short Equity, and Managed Volatility along with a host of customized solutions which have been tailored to clients' needs. 


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