Acadian Announces Adoption of the CFA Institute Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Code

Boston, MA, April 2022 — Acadian Asset Management announced that it has adopted the voluntary CFA Institute Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Code for Investment Professionals in the United States and Canada (“DEI Code”). Launched in February 2022, the DEI Code provides investment industry organizations with an action-oriented and principles-based framework through which to drive measurable and meaningful change concerning diversity, equity and inclusion within organizations.

Sarah Maynard, ASIP, Global Head of External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, CFA Institute comments,

“In working together to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the investment industry, signatory organizations are making clear their public commitment to delivering on the work and change that they need to do to participate meaningfully in this effort. I’m delighted to welcome Acadian to the growing number of organizations committed to the principles of the DEI Code.”

DEI Code signatories commit to six Principles that seek to drive DEI progress as it relates to the talent pipeline, staff acquisition, promotion and retention, leadership, influence, and measurement. Further, signatories commit to accelerate and amplify the impact of their commitment by making the economic, business, and moral case for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In Canada, signatories commit to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada Call to Action #92 and to embracing Indigenous reconciliation.

Says Acadian CEO Ross Dowd, “We commend the CFA Institute for helping to set industry standards with the launch of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code. 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 – from decision-making to culture to business success.”

To view the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code for the Investment Profession (United States and Canada) and accompanying materials, visit: More on Acadian’s DEI strategy can be found here.

Acadian Asset Management LLC invests on behalf of pension funds, endowments, governments, foundations and other institutional investors, with US$90.5 billion in assets under management globally, as of June 30, 2022. The firm uses an innovative array of disciplined, systematic investment techniques across stock-specific, macro, and peer forecasting models. Acadian offers systematic macro, ESG, equity alternatives, managed volatility, and long-only strategies, including emerging markets, small-cap, and international equity. Acadian has affiliated offices in London, Sydney, and Singapore.

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