AT ACADIAN Asset Management, the focus is on providing solutions rather than pushing products. Founded in 1986, Acadian has headquarters in Boston and affiliates in London, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, serving more than 500 institutions in 25 countries and managing around $95bn in assets. The firm draws strength from a comprehensive range of capabilities and an investment approach that’s transparent, client-centric, and quantitative. Acadian assesses all factors — including a robust suite of environmental, social, and governance factors — through the sound economic rationale of producing positive long-term returns. The firm has an open-door policy on communication and collaboration, sharing forecasting models and processes to attract new business and encourage positive change in the industry. The BV judging panel has no hesitation in declaring Acadian Asset Management (UK) Ltd as the winner of the 2019 award for Best Investment Management Services Provider (Europe).