Anyone know anything about, or have experience with, Acadian? Culture, reputation (how good will this look on my resume!), if they have a training program for undergrad interns?
I am a junior attending school outside of Boston, and am trying to get anin . I am applying to all the big banks of course, but I did some networking and landed a meeting for next week with the future CEO of Acadian. Acadian is all about quant investing, though I am not sure if it is black-box or if they use quant methods to narrow down their stock universe and then use a more fundamental approach to select stocks. I am pretty unfamiliar with this type of firm. However, I have made it clear that my quant skills are probably barely brushing the surface of what goes on Acadian... but they still want to meet with me.
Regardless, I'm hoping that I make a good impression and that they would like to hire me for the summer. While I have no advanced experience in quant investing, this would probably be my best opportunity to learn about it... and that, imo, will be extremely valuable down the road./ /MS/ be a better program if given the opportunity? I just do not know.
So, yeah, if anyone has any thoughts, experience, or info on Acadian that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help D: