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Swedish Quant To Shut After Brummer Backs Out

Oct 29 2014 | 1:05pm ET

Brummer & Partners has pulled the plug on a quantitative hedge fund after two years of losses.

Archipel Asset Management, which got some 85% of its money from the Swedish hedge-fund investor, said it would close its doors after Brummer move to redeem its investment. Brummer said that the eight-year old firm “has not met expectations over the last few years.”

 

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Q&A: High Conviction, Low Correlation

Oct 30 2014 | 7:35am ET

Acadian Asset Management's numbers are big: over $70 billion in assets under management, 60 markets in its investment universe, 40,000 stocks in its database, 70 underlying characteristics used to evaluate companies. Specializing in active global and international equity strategies, the Boston-based firm employs an array of quantitative investment techniques and analytical models for active stock selection as well as peer group valuation. FINalternativesMary Campbell recently spoke to Acadian's director of long/short strategies, Gartmore Group-vet Alex Voitenok.

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