James Dufort, CFA

Senior Vice President

Director, Model Integration

  • Overview
    • 13 years of Investment experience
    • Member of the Acadian Operating Committee
    • M.B.A. from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University,
    • CFA charterholder
  • Extended Biography
    Jim joined Acadian in December 2002 as a Senior Research Developer and in 2009 he became Director of Development, overseeing Acadian’s team of Software Engineering professionals. In 2010, Jim took on a more senior role as the Director of the newly created Model Integration Group, where his focus is to provide enhanced measurement of model efficacy and more objective evaluation of model selection and construction, and to integrate forecast models into Acadian’s investment process. He is also a member of the Acadian Operating Committee. Prior to joining Acadian, Jim was Vice President of Engineering at Equitel, Inc., and prior to that held a number of lead engineering positions at early stage wireless telecom and network management firms. Jim is a CFA charterholder. Education: M.B.A., Indiana University, Kelley School of Business; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tufts University.