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Acadian's quants exploit investor 'mistakes'

Firm says a lot of engineering goes into deciding what it buys and sells in portfolios it manages
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 05:50

Boston

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