Boston-based long/short manager Acadian Asset Management has hired Gartmore Investment Management vet Alexandre Voitenok as senior vice president and portfolio manager.
Voitenok was a portfolio manager at Gartmore from 2006 to 2011, co-managing long/short and long-only funds. Prior to that he had been a quant analyst with Gartmore in London, designing and implementing statistical data models.
In his new role at Acadian, Voitenok will report to David Kane, director of long/short equity strategies and be responsible both for researching long/short strategies and managing long/short portfolios.
Acadian began managing long/short assets in 2002 and currently manages about $1.2 billion across 10 strategies, including the Global Leveraged Market Neutral Equity Portfolio, launched on November 1, 2010.
John Chisholm, Acadian chief investment officer, said in a statement: “We are pleased to welcome Alexandre to our long/short team. Our structured and disciplined investment process is well suited to add value in our long/short equity strategies, and the addition of Alexandre will reinforce an already strong team and further enhance our ability to serve clients.”
Acadian Asset Management specializes in active global and international equity strategies as well as emerging markets fixed income. As of March 31, 2012 the firm oversaw $48.4 billion of assets for many of the world’s leading institutions.