Our Approach

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In an ever-expanding world of data, meaningful conclusions can be difficult to reach. Well documented, recurring behavioral errors drive irrational actions in financial markets–behaviors that are often contrary to investors’ best interests. Structural challenges also limit market efficiency. Together, these factors create mispricing on a global scale. This is where we find our advantage.

Acadian applies fundamental insights to find attractive and unique investment opportunities. Our decisions are made based on empirical evidence and our processes are repeatable and transparent, and risk control is a central focus. We measure success by how effectively we attain our clients’ desired outcomes. Responsible Investing is embedded in our investment approach. 

A robust research function is critical to the enhancement of our forecast models and our clients’ investment results—through rigorous idea generation and ongoing refinement of existing frameworks. We believe in a diversified and scientific approach to innovation and focus our research efforts around four main categories: 

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