Since its founding in 1986, Acadian has steadily evolved from its roots as Non-U.S. All-Cap equity manager, applying our active, systematic approach in new and exciting ways to nascent markets around the world. 1992 saw the launch of our Global strategy, expanding in the subsequent years to include regional approaches. In 2002, we began to apply our stock selection process to attempt to find the poorest-performing companies as well as the strongest, opening the doors for Acadian's initial entry into long/short strategies.
In 2006, based on research showing that a portfolio of low-risk stocks has the potential to offer market-like returns at lower risk than the overall equity market, we launched our pioneering Managed Volatility strategies across a range of implementations. Dedicated Frontier Markets and ESG capabilities were not far behind. More recently, we developed a Multi-Asset Class capability in 2017, further expanding the products and instruments we can apply to our clients' needs. Our commitment to research, the flexibility of our process, and the collaborative nature of our relationships underlie the potential for Acadian’s offerings to continue to grow and evolve in an effort to meet the investment outcomes required by our clients.