Feb 3, 2021
2:00 – How optimistic are you for the new year?
3:20 – John’s approach at Acadian
6:51 – Building culture
11:29 – How to get involved in quantitative investing
13:44 – John’s opinion on drivers of value’s recent underperformance and conditions for a comeback
18:01 – Acadian’s approach to value investing and how John’s Quant skills help compete with other value managers.
20:32 – Does your approach look to leverage a common theme across asset classes? Or are you looking to diversify by exploiting different causal factors?
20:09 – Acadian’s ESG philosophy.
27:11 – Lesson’s learned over three decades at Acadian that are helpful to understanding the current environment
32:00 – Ray of sunshine question: what is one positive long-term change that you hope to see as a result of the pandemic?
34:03 – NASA question: what one item would you bring on a long flight to space?
35:29 – Flight or invisibility? Which superpower would you choose?
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