ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC Profile
Acadian Asset Management is a private investment management company that was founded in 1986. The company can trace its history back to 1977 when Acadian Financial Research, the predecessor, was founded by Gary Bergstrom. The company “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,” and the successor Acadian Asset Management company would directly manage institutional assets. Acadian Asset Management would expand into a global manager with the launch of its global strategy in 1992. The company would continue to grow, extending its stock selection process to begin selecting for both long and short strategies in 2002 and launching its managed volatility strategy, a portfolio of low risk stocks to be able to offer market like returns with lower risk, in 2006. Since then, Acadian Asset Management has continued to grow through research based investment strategies, launching its fixed income emerging markets debt strategy in 2007. The company is headquartered in Boston and currently acts as a subsidiary of OMAM Affiliate Holdings which is in turn a subsidiary of OM Asset Management PLC, and the company was previously acquired by United Asset Management in 1992 which was, in turn, acquired by Old Mutual in 2000. The company operates through four wholly owned investment advisory subsidiaries including Acadian Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Acadian Asset Management (UK) Ltd, Acadian Asset Management (Japan), and Acadian Asset Management (Australia) Limited. As of 2015, the company has a total of over $72 billion in assets under management with over 100 clients including foundations, endowments, pension funds, governments, and others on a global scale, covering over 40,000 securities in over 60 markets in its proprietary database. Some of its mutual funds include the Emerging Markets Equity Emerging Markets Debt Funds.