ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT Interview Questions

3 total interview insight submissions
Interview Experience (20%)

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Interview Difficulty (83%)

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The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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% Interns - FT Offers (24%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

Interviews at ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT

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Investment Analyst
Year 2022
Job Title Investment Analyst
Group/Division Wealth Management
Location Boston
Experience Negative
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2016
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Investment Research
Location Boston
Experience Positive
Difficulty Average
Intern
Year 2014
Job Title Intern
Group/Division Quantitative Research
Location Boston
Experience Neutral
Difficulty Difficult

Interview Questions & Answers - ACADIAN ASSET MANAGEMENT Examples

Investment Research Analyst Interview - Wealth Management

Anonymous interview candidate in Boston
Interviewed: January 2022
Outcome
No Offer
Interview Source
Applied Online
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
Interview
The hiring process is highly unorganized. I received a phone interview, and HR told me I will be informed about the decision next week, but I never heard back back after that. They also really irresponsive to emails.
Interview Questions
No expected question asked. But I heard the second round is about python and is really technical

investment research Interview - Investment Research

Anonymous employee in Boston
Interviewed: December 2016
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
College / University / On Campus Recruiting
Length of Process
2-3 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Interview
I went through 3 rounds of interviews for a quantitative research intern role. Half of the interviews tested econometrics, mean-variance optimization (since I had a finance degree) and python coding. The other half were behavioral questions surrounding my projects in machine learning and statistical modeling. General atmosphere was amicable and interviewers are interested in learning about you, your purpose, and your backgrounds. Turnabout is around 2-3 week per round. It is also an assessment of fit for team-matching purpose since you will probably end up working with one of the interviewers.
Interview Questions
How do you improve a portfolio optimization results under the mean-variance-optimization framework, given the estimates of expected mean of returns are very noisy? (open-ended) You can not change estimation process or do not have the knowledge of how bad your estimates are from the true mean returns other than the estimated variance of returns.

A dynamic programming question: given a sequence of strings ( and ) , return True if they form a valid mathematical expression e.g. ( ( )( ) ) and False otherwise e.g. ())(

Investment Research Intern Interview - Quantitative Research

Anonymous employee in Boston
Interviewed: 2014
Outcome
Accepted Offer
Interview Source
Other
Length of Process
1-2 months
Application
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Skills Test
Background Check
Interview
Phone interview with recruiter followed by phone interview with hiring manager, 2 in-person interviews followed by skills test
Interview Questions
What is your background with pricing and security data?
Explain CAPM, Baynesian regression.
Do you have any doubts about your quantitative abilities?