Low Vol Equity Performance Survey

Since 1998, in developed and emerging markets, lower-volatility stocks have outperformed higher-volatility stocks, while exhibiting lower total risk. These stocks have tended to outperform cap-weighted benchmarks in falling markets, and to underperform those benchmarks in rising markets.

Managed Volatility vs Hedge Funds

Over the past 15+ years, both managed volatility and long-short equity hedge funds have provided investors with lower volatility and smaller drawdowns than the cap-weighted benchmark.

Acadian Update Q4 2015

Acadian’s investment process produced mixed results on a relative basis during the quarter, a period which was defined by sharp reversals in previous market trends.

Acadian Update Q3 2015

Global equity markets ended the third quarter sharply lower, declining 7.7% in local terms and registering their worst quarterly performance in four years.

Acadian Outlook Q2 2015

Global equities posted a 4.1% gain in local terms for the year-to-date period, as recent weakness and volatility in Q2 failed to erode the gains achieved in the first quarter.