Acadian in the Community

Acadian Celebrates Pride Month!

June 21, 2022

 

Members of the Acadian team recently came together to celebrate Pride month with an evening of fun in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Thank you to all who attended. We wish our colleagues and community a happy Pride month and commit to continuing our work on acceptance, awareness, and allyship.

 

UNCF Lighted Pathways

June 13, 2022

 

We were thrilled to attend last week’s Partners Reception welcoming the UNCF Lighted Pathways interns to Boston for the summer! The Lighted Pathways program aims to increase representation of Black investment professionals in our industry, one opportunity at a time. We are honored to participate, joining approximately 30 top asset management and life sciences firms in Boston as a host partner. Welcome to Acadian, Nevaeh Eggleston!

 

Inauguration of New England Summit for CEO Action

June 03, 2022

 

This week, Acadian’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion Rebecca Rosen hosted the inaugural New England Summit for CEO Action, welcoming #DEI leaders from organizations across the region for a discussion on best practices, how to define and measure progress, and the importance of a dedicated effort to meaningfully advance issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

 

Thompson Island 4k Trail Run

June 02, 2022

 

We were delighted to serve as a sponsor in the annual Thompson Island 4k Trail Run in support of programs offered to Boston’s youth. Members of Acadian’s team traveled to the island last week for this fantastic event, enjoying the trails, some team-building, and a night of giving back to our community. We are proud to work with Thompson Island Outward Bound, and to champion their mission of providing experiential learning through challenge, adventure, and STEM learning in a supportive environment.

 

Budget Buddies Recognizes Acadian's Sean Spaulding

May 24, 2022

 

Congratulations to Acadian's Sean Spaulding for a successful and impactful tenure on the Board of Budget Buddies. Budget Buddies is a longtime strategic community partner of Acadian, and we are proud to continue to support their mission of empowering women through financial literacy training, 1:1 coaching, and tailored support. Improved financial health leads to a more secure future for the families and communities these women lead.

 

AAAIM Boston Networking Event

May 03, 2022

 

We are thrilled to be sponsoring the inaugural AAAIM Boston networking event, joining Wellington Management, John Hancock Investment Management, and State Street as we kick off API Heritage Month.

 

Earth Day 2022!

April 22, 2022

 

In celebration of #EarthDay2022, Acadian has once again worked with Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees on behalf of all employees. Today and every day, we join our clients and community partners in continually advancing #sustainable business practices. To read more on our sustainability initiatives, link below.

 

CFA Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code (USA and Canada)

April 14, 2022

 

We commend the CFA Institute for helping to set industry #DEI standards with the recent launch of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code (USA and Canada). Acadian is proud to be an early signatory and is committed to the core principles of the Code in support of our belief that diversity leads to strength across all facets of our organization – more resilient portfolios, more creative decision-making, a vibrant culture, and business success. For more on Acadian's approach to DEI click here.

 

Acadian Women’s Forum

March 31, 2022

 

This week, we concluded our Women' s History Month celebration with a panel discussion sponsored by Acadian Women’s Forum. We were delighted to welcome Marcelia Freeman and Isis Ortiz-Belton to our Boston office for a Women Making History panel, joining Acadian’s Tara Norton, SVP and Director of Alternative Asset & Treasury Operations, to discuss their careers, how they have tackled various challenges along the way, and what it means to be a champion for other women. We are grateful for their insights and inspiration and will be listening to learn more from women leaders like them.

 

Women’s History Month

March 02, 2022

 

March is Women’s History Month. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing a series of posts from our Chief Marketing Officer, Kelly Young, CFA, CAIA, who will tackle some of the key challenges facing women in the workforce and reflect on her own sources of inspiration throughout her career. Watch this space for more as Acadian celebrates Womens History Month.

 

Black History Month

February 18, 2021

 

In celebration of Black History Month, we are sharing stories of progress and the importance of “looking back to move forward.” Acadian welcomed Jhana Senxian of The Guild Boston and Tony Van Der Meer, PhD of UMass Boston to a virtual panel with co-CEO John Chisholm on the contributions and history of local Boston communities. Jhana and Tony shared their experiences as local leaders and activists, and where they see space to shift the landscape for Black Americans in ways both big and small. This was a powerful conversation on how ‘bottom-up,’ transformational change can start with providing communities right here in Boston with practical support, tools, healthier engagement, opportunity, and empowerment.

 

CEO Action’s 5th annual CEO Closed-Door Session and CHRO & CDO Summit

November 22, 2021

 

Last week, Acadian co-CEO Ross Dowd attended CEO Action’s 5th annual CEO Closed-Door Session and CHRO & CDO Summit, where he connected with business leaders to build concrete ways to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Link below to learn more about CEO Action.

 

UNCF Lighted Pathways Virtual Summit

November 15, 2021

 

Members of the Acadian team were delighted to join the recent UNCF Lighted Pathways Virtual Summit for a discussion around increasing the number of young African Americans who enter and thrive in the Asset Management and Finance career fields.

 

Royal Parks Half Marathon for Honeypot Children’s Charity

October 20, 2021

 

We were thrilled to participate in the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Honeypot Children’s Charity and help support their mission to enhance the lives of young carers aged 5-12.

 

Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 8, 2021

 

Acadian is proud to be part of a dialogue and momentum towards change around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that addressing longstanding inequities requires meaningful action and engagement. This starts with the words and language that we use. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, October 11.

 

Acadian has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge

September 9, 2021

 

We are excited to share that Acadian has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge, joining nearly 2,000 companies that are making a united commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 

London-based team Participates for Mary's Meal

September 3, 2021

 

As we count down to International Day of Charity this weekend, our London-based team participated this week in a special project for Mary's Meals, filling backpacks with school supplies for children who don't have basic learning tools. To learn more about the important work that Mary's Meals is doing around the globe, visit the link below. https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/

 

Donation Drive with Thompson Island Outward Bound

September 1, 2021

 

Earlier this summer, Acadian held a donation drive to support our community partner Thompson Island Outward Bound. Employees had an opportunity to volunteer as well as donate needed gear to Boston Public School students attending a hands-on, immersive Summer Learning Expedition on the island. This is a 21-day program that incorporates outdoor challenges, science curriculum, and experiential learning. Essentials collected included reusable face masks, hand sanitizer, warm layers, and closed-toed shoes for students to be adequately prepared for their time on the island. For more about the amazing work they are doing at Thompson Island Outward Bound, link below. https://thompsonisland.org/

 

UN’s International Day of Charity

August 30, 2021

 

In celebration of the UN’s International Day of Charity on September 5, we are taking time this week to spotlight some of the wonderful organizations Acadian supports around the globe. In the UK, our team works with Winston's Wish and The Honeypot Children's Charity, who provide children in crisis with a range of mental and physical health programs and services. Our Sydney-based team are longtime supporters of the Ngurra Jirrama Foundation, whose mission is to address the striking lack of educational opportunities available to young Indigenous Australians from remote areas of the country. In Singapore, our local office has worked with MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) for a number of years, supporting the important work they do to plug the gaps in social services programs and lift families out of poverty.

 

Inversant: Game Show Extravaganza!

July 27, 2021

 

Congratulations to our community partner Inversant for raising over $40,000 for non-traditional college students in last week’s Game Show Extravaganza! We were thrilled to be a part of this event, helping to spread the word about the important work of making higher education attainable for all. This year, Inversant is committed to supporting the ‘new-traditional’ student, a fast-growing segment of learners who typically don’t have access to standard educational pathways and are faced with financial, family, employment, and other obligations that can serve as barriers to obtaining a degree. Link below to learn more about Inversant’s mission. https://inversant.org/

 

Earth Day 2021: The Arbor Day Foundation


April 22, 2021

 

In celebration of #earthday2021, Acadian has worked with The Arbor Day Foundation to plant 370 trees (one for each employee) in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. The Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reforestation where it’s needed the most and other vital conservation initiatives.

 

London-based team supports Winston's Wish


November 2, 2020

This Halloween, our London-based team supported Winston's Wish, UK’s first childhood bereavement charity, by participating in their #ProjectPumpkin event. As you can see, our team had a great time flexing their pumpkin carving skills and supporting this important cause. To learn more about Winston’s Wish and their mission, please visit: https://www.winstonswish.org/about-us/

 

Thompson Island Outward Bound annual 4k run/walk


October 25, 2020

Acadian recently participated in Thompson Island Outward Bound annual 4k run/walk, this year with a virtual twist! Though Team Acadian ended up in first place for all three challenges, what we’re most proud is that the event raised over $50,000 to support students and instructors in building trusting relationships, processing challenges and learning valuable leadership and communication skills. To learn more about Thompson Island’s mission and programming, or to donate, visit: https://thompsonisland.org/about/mission

 

Inversant Insights: Is Student Debt a Social Justice Issue?


October 23, 2020

Inversant Webinar Acadian Asset Management

We were pleased to sponsor this Facebook live event. An examination of wealth in the U.S. shows the deep inequalities faced by Black Americans. From earning gaps to student loan debt, the disparity is staggering.

Dr. Charles Desmond and guests Jaime Ramirez-Mendoza, Higher Education Policy Analyst at The Education Trust, and Jillian Berman, Reporter and Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University tackle the complex topic of student debt and social justice.

Click here to see the full discussion.

 

Proud to support Boston Scores new campaign, “Boston Moves”


June 26, 2020

We are proud to support Boston Scores new campaign, “Boston Moves” to benefit and support Boston youth during COVID-19. Through the end of August, Acadian participants will set a personal movement challenge each week to promote physical activity and ensure that Boston Scores students receive the recommended 60 minutes a day recommended by the CDC. To learn more or to join the challenge, please click here!

 

Acadian joins Funds4Food initiative!


June 23, 2020

We were thrilled to participate in Funds4Food initiative, a virtual cap intro charity fundraiser connecting institutional allocators and fund managers to aid hunger relief efforts for victims of COVID-19. To learn more about Funds4Food, please visit their site!

 

Congratulations Inversant class of 2020!


June 22, 2020

Congratulations Inversant class of 2020! Acadian was proud to sponsor a special evening of virtual commencement activities. To all the parents and students of Inversant Boston, caps off to you! To learn more about Inversant’s mission of making higher education attainable for everyone, please visit https://inversant.org/

 

Committing to community support through pandemic


May 15, 2020

At Acadian we are committed to supporting our #community, especially during challenging times. We were proud to support the following organizations as part of our COVID-19 crisis relief efforts: The Boston Resiliency Fund, Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), Casa Myrna, The One Chelsea Fund, and Off Their Plate. These groups are providing support from food and meal prepping for front line workers, to shelter for vulnerable individuals, to services and resources for those at risk of domestic violence.

 

Budget Buddies, Inc. holds Virtual LunaFest


May 5, 2020

Did you know that 1 in 7 women live in poverty? During these unprecedented times, financial literacy is crucial to ensuring financial stability. In support of this mission, Acadian’s philanthropic partner Budget Buddies, Inc. held a Virtual LunaFest this weekend, featuring films by, for, and about women. To learn more about Budget Buddies, visit the Budget Buddies website: https://budgetbuddies.org

 

Acadian UK joins 2.6 challenge


May 1, 2020

Acadian UK joined the 2.6 challenge this past Sunday to help charitable organizations negatively impacted by the loss of fundraising activity following the cancellation of the 40th London Marathon. We loved to see all the creative ways in which the team got involved – 2.6 minute plank hold, 26 squats, you get the idea!

 

Congratulations to our community partner Inversant for 10 year anniversary


November 13, 2019

Congratulations to our community partner Inversant, who recently celebrated 10 years of helping low-to-moderate income families achieve their goals for higher education. This fall, Inversant sent its first student to Harvard on a full scholarship.

 

Boston Scores


November 5, 2019

We were thrilled to participate in a special event with local org Boston Scores last week. Boston Scores is doing important work providing the city's youth with team-based education programs that promote health & well-being, academic engagement, and civic leadership.

 

Thompson Island 4K Trail Run


September 27, 2019

We were excited to participate in this year's Thompson Island 4K Trail Run. Our Acadian team headed out to the island and braved the elements for an evening of team building and giving back in support of the Outward Bound program for Boston Public School students. We are proud to work with Thompson Island as a strategic community partner and look forward to more good work ahead!

 

Cradles to Crayons annual Backpack-A-Thon


August 20, 2019

Earlier this month, dozens of our colleagues had the chance to participate in the Cradles to Crayons annual Backpack-A-Thon. This incredible event brings together corporate volunteers from all over the city to fill more than 40,000 backpacks with school supplies, helping to prepare local children for the school year ahead.

Pan-Mass Challenge 


August 3, 2019

A huge congratulations to our colleagues who rode in this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge! Through their ride, Acadian’s team raised $50,000 in direct support of research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We are so proud of their commitment to this critical cause.

Acadian Asset Management sees the value in Boston's sold-out event


June 20, 2019

Acadian - JP Morgan Corporate Challange

Always favorite event for Acadian employees over the years. Click on the link below to read our story!

Haymakers for Hope Rock ‘N Rumble IX


May 15, 2019

Haymakers for Hope Rock ‘N Rumble IX - Acadian

We were proud to support our colleague David Purdy as a sponsor at this year’s Haymakers for Hope Rock ‘N Rumble IX. Dave’s fight on Wednesday night raised over $45,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Way to go, Dave!

LunaFest


April 17, 2019

LunaFest! Presented by our community partner Budget Buddies, an organization that seeks to reduce the number of women and female heads of household who live on the economic margins by providing financial literacy coaching. https://luna-boston.brownpapertickets.com/

North Star Award


April 11, 2019

We were honored to be presented with the North Star Award last night at Thompson Island’s annual gala, in recognition of our partnership and commitment to the growth of the Outward Bound Education Center Connections program. Co-CEO Ross Dowd accepted on our behalf.