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.

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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