Adia wealth fund is building supergroup of quant investing

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority wants to turn systematic investing into a ‘good science’

Adia headquarters
Quants assemble: Adia has built an ‘investing supergroup’ at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi

What would happen if you put top quant investors from the likes of AQR Capital Management, Citadel, Renaissance Technologies, Goldman Sachs, Capital Fund Management, UBS and Danica Pension in the same room? The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority will soon find out. The sovereign wealth fund has spent the last 18 months orchestrating a brain drain from the world’s biggest financial centres to the United Arab Emirates.

The $698 billion fund has assembled a supergroup of quant investors to run their

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