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Acadian adds first US institutional investor in its Sustainable Global strategy

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Boston-based asset manager Acadian has secured its first US institutional investor in its Sustainable Global strategy, with a seed investment from sustainability-focused allocator McKnight Foundation.  

Acadian has long been active in the ESG space and was the first systematic investment manager to sign the UN PRI in 2009. Acadian has been managing dedicated Sustainable portfolios since 2005. Other responsible investing solutions include the Emerging Markets ex-Fossil Fuel strategy incepted in 2016, as well as a significant portion of assets under management with client-driven ESG tilts—which the firm has been implementing to varying degrees since the 1990s.

The strategy employs the firm’s systematic process to invest on financially material ESG alpha signals, engage in active ownership, and take advantage of flexible portfolio construction techniques to capture exclusions and climate action targets. 

Acadian Asset Management LLC invests on behalf of pension funds, endowments, governments, foundations and other institutional investors, with $90.5 billion in assets under management globally, as of 30 June, 2022. The firm uses an innovative array of disciplined, systematic investment techniques across stock-specific, macro, and peer forecasting models. Acadian offers systematic macro, ESG, equity alternatives, managed volatility, and long-only strategies, including emerging markets, small-cap, and international equity. Acadian has affiliated offices in London, Sydney, and Singapore.

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