Stewardship, governance, integration, and active ownership are all components of Acadian’s responsible investing approach.
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.
Investors seeking responsible investing (RI) strategies that fit their ESG preferences or mandates face a daunting challenge, as the industry still lacks an agreed upon taxonomy.
Based on our research, lower-beta stocks don’t appear overvalued relative to higher-beta stocks, on the whole.
Absolute performance of equity markets in 2015 was characterized by pockets of volatility and investor uncertainty.
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.
Global equity markets ended the third quarter sharply lower, declining 7.7% in local terms and registering their worst quarterly performance in four years.
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.
Global equities ended the quarter down a modest 0.7% in local terms.
Ronald D. Frashure, chairman of Acadian Asset Management comments on emerging markets equities.