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Who We Are

Learn more about who we are through our history, our systematic investing edge, and our leadership team.

Our History

Over the years, we have extended our core investment approach to exciting new areas which allow us to innovate while still keeping true to our philosophical and foundational roots as a quant pioneer.


Late 1980s to mid-1990s

Among the first firms to recognize the benefits of international diversification, we begin managing non-U.S. equity for institutional clients. We expand our systematic approach over time to include Non-U.S. Small-Cap, All Country World ex-U.S., and Global mandates, as well as one of the earliest quantitative Emerging Markets strategies.


Mid-1990s to early 2000s

We further develop our long-only capabilities with the introduction of regional strategies including European Equity, Japanese Equity, and U.S. Equity.


Early 2000s to 2010

Remaining anchored to our investment philosophy and systematic approach, we add Long/Short and Market-Neutral strategies, as well as dedicated Frontier Markets. We are early to the Managed Volatility movement, developing a full suite of risk-managed regional implementations in response to client needs. We also develop some of the earliest quantitative approaches to ESG and sustainable investing and are the first quant manager to sign the PRI in 2009.



We build on our capabilities with the launch of systematic macro, China A, micro-cap, equity alternatives, and a number of sustainable strategies. We continue to innovate in partnership with our clients to offer customized investment solutions uniquely suited to the expanding and ever-changing landscape of the industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a data-driven firm, we are convinced by the evidence that diversity leads to strength across all facets of our organization – resilient portfolios, more creative decision-making, a vibrant culture, and business success.

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Acadian supports innovative, high-impact organizations that empower those in underserved communities with educational opportunities and financial resources that have traditionally been out of reach.

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Our sustainability objectives are carried out through monitoring our environmental impact as a corporate citizen, our commitment to responsible investing, and our community engagement work.

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Our Edge

We find our edge in the convergence of talented people, rich data, and powerful tools – all underpinned by a collegial culture with an ardent appetite for continuous research.

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Leadership at Acadian

Acadian is led by a team whose combined tenure at the firm totals nearly 200 years, bringing together a wide array of past experience with decades of industry knowledge.

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