Matthew Rothman to Join Acadian

Acadian Asset Management LLC has named Matthew S. Rothman as Director of the firm’s Top-Down Research effort, effective September 2011.

In this role, Rothman will manage the team responsible for the firm’s quantitative, equity-oriented top-down models. He will be a member of Acadian’s senior investment leadership team and report to Chief Investment Officer, John Chisholm.

Rothman served as a Managing Director and Chief Global Quantitative Equity Strategist at Barclays Capital, and held the same position at Lehman Brothers prior to its purchase by Barclays Capital in September 2008. He previously held similar roles at Sanford C. Bernstein and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Rothman earned his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, his M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University, and his A.B. in Philosophy from Brown University.

“Matthew brings to our firm a deep interest in top-down and macro models, along with a wealth of experience with bottom-up stock selection frameworks,” said Chisholm.  “We believe that this experience will make him very effective at integrating his top-down work with Acadian’s bottom-up research effort that will be led by Malcolm Baker and Wes Chan.”