Acadian Asset Management (UK) Ltd, the London based subsidiary of USD60 billion quantitative active global equity investor Acadian Asset Management, has appointed Ian Shea as Director of Middle East Sales and Client Service.
Shea will be based in Acadian’s London office, where he will be leading sales and client services in the Middle East. Ian will draw upon his strong technical acumen, utilising his understanding of key institutional active equity markets in Europe and the Middle East to ensure that Acadian’s resources are closely aligned with the areas of future growth in the asset management industry in the Middle East.
Shea joins Acadian from bfinance, where he served as Director, Head of Equity Manager Research in a role that spanned manager research and client relationship management. With thirteen years of investing experience, Ian was responsible for the firm’s research process, an important element applied across all equity asset classes.
Previously, Shea was Senior Associate at Mercer Investment Consulting, where he spent four years. Prior to that Shea held an Analyst role at Schroders Investment Management.
“As a pioneer in global equity multi-factor investing, we see great opportunity across a variety of investment segments in the Middle East and are delighted to have someone of Ian’s calibre assume the role of Director of Middle East Sales and Client Service,” says Kelly Young, Managing Director of Acadian Asset Management (UK) Ltd. “His breadth of experience across equity research, client servicing and consulting will be instrumental in increasing our ability to develop our Middle Eastern business.