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Acadian Quants Managing $75 Billion Exploit Investor 'Mistakes'

Tapping into market inefficiencies, the Boston asset manager runs strategies that have outperformed benchmarks over two decades.
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Churchill Franklin (left) and John Chisholm at Acadian Asset Management's Boston headquarters.

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Three times a day, Acadian Asset Management calculates the relative attractiveness and expected return of 40,000 stocks around the world. “You may notice we like numbers,” Churchill Franklin says with a laugh. The Acadian CEO is sitting in a conference room at the Boston headquarters of the quantitative investment firm for an interview in early May. 

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