Acadian Asset Management

Hard Labor: Dealing With Alternative Data

Everyone’s excited about the potential untapped alpha promised by “alternative data,” yet those who work with it are far from excited about the prospect of evaluating unwieldy and unstructured datasets. Max Bowie looks at the practical challenges of…

Scaling the Governance Mountain

The perfect data governance strategy is a unicorn, data executives say; yet from setting policies and data quality evaluation to metadata generation, all large financial firms need one. As many firms augment strategy in this area to become more data…

Acadian Taps Microsoft for Predictive Signals

Boston-based quantitative fund manager Acadian Asset Management’s recently announced partnership with Microsoft will see the firm implement a combination of trading signals received from Microsoft’s Bing Predicts tool with its own predictive analysis to…

Buy Side Struggles to Integrate Analytics

Linking performance attribution and risk has clear benefits, but fragmented approaches are making it hard for firms to unify processes and underlying data. Clive Davidson outlines the key challenges, and how firms are addressing them.

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