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Acadian's culture is unique.  We leverage our breadth of knowledge and experience to create a collegial environment that fosters ingenuity and discipline through transparency and collaboration, which we see as key to innovation. 

Our team of experienced investment professionals brings a set of diverse backgrounds that offers a unique blend of experience to Acadian. Recognized for their thought leadership in a variety of disciplines, our team imparts a range of knowledge to every aspect of the investment process. From research to portfolio management to client service, the investment team is responsible for managing a process that is highly collaborative and based on the scientific principles of open inquiry, testing, analysis, peer review and thoughtful execution. The diversity of our people and their participation in an open and rigorous process create a culture that fosters originality and ensures a steady stream of new and innovative approaches that we believe have continually helped differentiate Acadian from its peers.

History

In 1977 Gary Bergstrom founded Acadian Financial Research, the firm's predecessor. Starting in 1978, Acadian designed, developed and implemented the world's first international index-matching strategy and later an active country selection strategy for the State Street Bank and Trust Company.  In 1987, Acadian Financial Research ended its relationship with State Street and its successor company, Acadian Asset Management, began to manage institutional assets directly.

Acadian evolved from a non-U.S. all-cap equity manager to a truly global manager with the launch of our global strategy in 1992. In 2002, we began to apply our stock selection process to attempt to find the poorest performing companies as well as the strongest, opening the doors for Acadian's foray into long/short strategies. More recently, in 2006, based on research showing that a portfolio of low-risk stocks has the potential to offer market like returns at lower risk than the overall equity market, we launched our pioneering managed volatility strategy. Our commitment to research, the flexibility of our process and the collaborative nature of our client relationships suggests that Acadian's suite of strategies will have the potential to continue to grow and evolve in an effort to meet the needs of our clients.

Structure

Acadian Asset Management, LLC (Acadian) is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and registered as an investment advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm is a subsidiary of OMAM Affiliate Holdings LLC, which is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of OM Asset Management plc, a publicly listed company on the NYSE. Acadian has four wholly-owned investment advisory affiliates. Acadian Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Company Registration No: 199902125D) is located in Singapore and is registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Acadian Asset Management (UK) Ltd (Company Registration No: 05644066) is located in London and is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Acadian Asset Management (Japan) is located in Japan. Register Number Director-General Kanto Local Financial Bureau (Kinsho) Number 2814. Member of Japan Investment Advisers Association. Acadian Asset Management (Australia) Limited (ABN 41 114 200 127) is the holder of Australian financial services licence number 291872 ("AFSL"). Under the terms of its AFSL, Acadian Asset Management (Australia) Limited is limited to providing the financial services under its licence to wholesale clients only.

Acadian exercises complete discretion over its investment philosophy, people and process, and Acadian is operated as a single independent entity. Acadian has been a subsidiary of Old Mutual since 2000, when Old Mutual purchased Acadian’s former parent, United Asset Management.

Assets

As of June 30, 2017, Acadian, along with its wholly-owned affiliates invested over US $87 billion on behalf of over 100 clients that include major pension funds, endowments, foundations, governments and other institutions across the world.

Offices

Acadian Asset Management LLC ("Acadian Boston") is an investment adviser headquartered in  Boston, Massachusetts. Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any level of skill or training. We are located in the city's financial district at 260 Franklin St., where we employ over 200 employees comprising a number of functional teams including portfolio management, research, trading, marketing and client service, investment operations, IT, legal and compliance,  and corporate. Many of these teams fully support the operations of our affiliated offices globally whose employees also assist Acadian Boston with providing around-the-clock service for our clients. Acadian Boston has been registered as an investment adviser with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since 1986.

Acadian Asset Management (UK) Limited ("Acadian UK") is a wholly owned affiliate of Acadian Boston. The office is located at 110 Cannon Street, 4th Floor London EC4N 6EU United Kingdom.  Acadian UK provides investment management services to clients located in Europe and client service and support to clients located throughout the UK and Europe.  Acadian UK has been authorized and regulated by the UK financial authorities since 2007 and is currently authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. (Reg No 460224) (Private limited company Reg No 05644066).

Acadian Asset Management (Japan) is registered with the Kanto Local Financial Bureau and provides investment management services to clients located in Japan. The office is located at Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Acadian Japan provides investment management services to clients located in Japan. Acadian Japan is a Financial Instrument Operator (Discretionary Investment Management Business). Register Number Director-General Kanto Local Financial Bureau (Kinsho) Number 2814. Member of Japan Investment Advisers Association.

Acadian Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd  ("Acadian Singapore") is a wholly owned affiliate of Acadian Boston. The office is located at 8 Shenton Way #37-02 Singapore. Acadian Singapore provides investment management services to clients located in Singapore and client service and support to clients located throughout the Asia, Middle East and Pacific regions. Acadian Singapore has been licensed with the Monetary Authority of Singapore since 1999. (Registration Number: 199902125D). 

Acadian Asset Management (Australia) Limited (ABN 41 114 200 127) is the holder of Australian financial services licence number 291872 ("AFSL"). Under the terms of its AFSL, Acadian Asset Management (Australia) Limited is limited to providing the financial services under its licence to wholesale clients only. Acadian Asset Management (Australia) Limited is a wholly-owned affiliate of Acadian Asset Management LLC.
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