Acadian Asset Management has hired former Goldman Sachs Asset Management quantitative researcher Vladimir Zdorovtsov to serve as its new director of global equity research.
In his new role with the Boston-based group, Zdorovtsov will be responsible for the leadership of Acadian’s research team, including management, idea generation and setting the agenda and strategic vision for Acadian’s global equity research efforts.
During his time with GSAM, Zdorovtsov had served as a managing director with responsibility for quant research within its fundamental equity and direct alternatives unit. He was involved in alpha capture and integration of quant, alpha, risk and portfolio construction techniques.
Brendan Bradley, chief investment officer at Acadian, said: ‘Vladimir’s breadth of expertise across asset pricing, behavioural finance and quantitative analysis is remarkable.
‘We believe these technical skills, along with his leadership, experience with innovative techniques and innate intellectual curiosity will add valuable contributions and keep Acadian at the forefront of quantitative equity research.’