Acadian Adds to Client Advisory Capabilities with Appointment of Senior Investment Strategist

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acadian Asset Management LLC, a leader in active global quantitative
investing, with $95 billion assets under management as of March 31,
2019, today announced the addition of Joseph Simonian as Senior
Investment Strategist on the Client Advisory Team. In this role, Dr.
Simonian will produce forward-thinking original research and advise the
firm’s clients on topical issues in quantitative investing across
Acadian’s full suite of equity and multi-asset strategies.

“Joe brings exceptional capabilities and a distinctive perspective to
our client advisory efforts, including almost 15 years of experience in
quantitative research, portfolio management, and solutions development,”
said Seth Weingram, Senior Vice President and Director of Client
Advisory at Acadian. “We’re excited to have him engage with our clients,
providing evidence-based insights and bespoke analysis to help them
achieve their investment objectives.”

Dr. Simonian joins Acadian from Natixis Investment Managers, where he
was Director of Quantitative Research and led thought leadership
initiatives for the Portfolio Research and Consulting Group.

“I am thrilled to join Acadian to help build upon the firm’s dedicated
thematic research and client advisory capabilities,” said Dr. Simonian.
“To provide new insights into the complex challenges facing investors
requires both creativity and rigor. Acadian’s culture, which combines a
willingness to challenge the status quo with academic discipline, serves
its clients well over the long term. I look forward to further deepening
Acadian’s world-class team and to working in close partnership with its

With a Ph.D. in mathematical logic from UC Santa Barbara, an M.A. from
Columbia University, and a B.A. from UCLA, Dr. Simonian is also a
regular contributor to the quantitative finance literature. He has been
published extensively in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the
Journal of Portfolio Management, Quantitative Finance and the Journal of
Risk on topics including factor investing, asset allocation, and risk
management. Dr. Simonian currently serves as the co-editor of the
Journal of Financial Data Science.

About Acadian Asset Management LLC

Acadian Asset Management LLC invests on behalf of institutional
investors such as pension funds, endowments, governments and
foundations, as well as individual investors. As of March 31, 2019 the
firm managed approximately US$95 billion on behalf of major pension
funds, endowments, foundations, governments and other investors based in
the U.S. and abroad. The firm uses an innovative array of disciplined,
quantitative investment techniques and analytical models for active
stock selection as well as country, sector and currency valuation.
Acadian’s strategies include managed volatility, emerging markets,
global equity, small-cap, long/short, market neutral, and non-US equity
strategies. For more information on Acadian, please visit


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