Acadian’s equity strategies apply the insights from 35+ years of systematic investing experience combined with the power of data to deliver results for our clients.


Sophisticated Portfolios

Data, computational power, and economic insight enable us to build portfolios by selecting from over 40,000 stocks forecasted within our investment universe. Sophisticated signals from innovative and empirically validated research use fundamental and technical market inefficiencies to predict future prices and generate active returns for our clients.

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Extension Strategies

Extension strategies are a form of high-conviction investing. These strategies allow for limited shorting of securities and can produce higher risk-adjusted returns with the same amount of invested capital and net market exposure as long-only strategies.


Managed Volatility Strategies

Finance theory suggests investors should be compensated for holding riskier stocks with higher average returns. However, risk is mispriced and stock returns have been unrelated to their risks over a long history. Our pioneering research builds on the premise of a market return with less risk by seeking to add excess return through stock selection while limiting any exposures not central to risk reduction.


China A-Shares

We have over three decades of experience applying our systematic investment process in nascent markets. As early entrants in Emerging and Frontier markets, we have been investing in Chinese stocks for over two decades and are now applying our considerable experience to a dedicated China A-shares strategy.

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Equity Insights

Read our latest original research on topical issues in systematic investing and asset allocation.