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Acadian Hires Andy Moniz As Director of Responsible Investing

Systematic investment manager Acadian Asset Management has hired Andy Moniz in London as Director of Responsible Investing. In this role, Moniz will be responsible for leading Acadian’s global Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) efforts and will oversee the firm’s ESG strategies, related research initiatives, and active ownership tactics, in addition to serving as the chair for Acadian’s Responsible Investing Committee; he will report to Acadian’s Director of Equity Strategies, Ryan Taliaferro. 

“We are thrilled to have Andy join the team to lead Acadian’s global ESG initiatives and help further shape our responsible investing approach.” said Brendan Bradley, Chief Investment Officer at Acadian. “Andy’s wealth of experience with ESG strategies in quantitative finance and data science will be a tremendous asset as we continue to evolve our research efforts and expand our sustainable solutions in this important space.” 

Moniz joins Acadian from Putnam Investments, where he served as Director of Applied Data Science Investments with responsibility for creating systematic ESG stock selection strategies. Prior to Putnam, Moniz served as Managing Director, Chief Data Scientist and Head of Quant Equity Research at Deutsche Bank.  

 “I’m excited to continue to build upon the firm's robust responsible investing strategy and approach," said Moniz. "Acadian is a thought leader within systematic ESG investing, and I look forward to adding to the firm’s longtime efforts to evaluate and incorporate ESG considerations into its process to improve clients’ investment outcomes over the long term.”

 Moniz holds a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, an M.Sc. in Applied Statistics from the University of London, and a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has two decades of experience in quantitative finance and data science, and his focus over the last decade has been on using unstructured data to create forward-looking ESG signals.

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