Matthew S. Rothman will join Acadian Asset Management in September as director of top-down research for the quantitative equity firm, confirmed John Chisholm, chief investment officer.
Mr. Rothman will replace Charles Wang, who left about a year ago to become CEO of E Fund Management. Mr. Rothman also will assume additional portfolio management responsibilities at Acadian, said Mr. Chisholm.
Mr. Rothman was a managing director and head of quantitative equity strategies at Barclays Capital. Erica Chase, Barclays Capital spokeswoman, declined to comment on whether he would be replaced.
Asked whether Mr. Rothman’s arrival would augur change or continuity at Acadian, Mr. Chisholm said while his work on top-down research would count as continuity, Acadian will look forward to Mr. Rothman bringing some new “ideas to the table that he’s developed” while overseeing quant strategies on the sell side.