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First Quadrant, L.P.

Investment Discipline

First Quadrant specializes in alternative approaches to global investing. Employing a highly disciplined, risk-controlled approach designed to deliver consistent, long-term results, the firm adds value by combining a rigorous analysis of macroeconomic fundamentals with a thorough understanding of the dynamics that drive shifts in investor preferences for assets.  First Quadrant offers solutions aimed at diversifying returns, return enhancement and risk-mitigation in the following areas: macro, currency, commodities, volatility-based, long-only equities, long/short equities, multi-asset, tax-management, tail-risk management and inflation protection.

The Firm

Established in 1988, First Quadrant provides investment management services to institutional clients around the globe, including corporate and public pension and profit sharing plans, foundations and endowments, mutual funds, NDTs, trusts, estates, charitable organizations, private (unregistered) funds, state or municipal government entities, and foreign governments. The firm enjoys a long-standing joint venture relationship with Nomura Asset Management in Japan. In addition, FQ partners with AMG and related organizations for certain distribution capabilities and to provide some sub-advisory services.

First Quadrant's leadership team includes Max Darnell, Chief Investment Officer; Dori Levanoni, Investments; Jeppe Ladekarl, Investments; Ed Peters, Investments; Jia Ye, PhD, Investments; Joel Brouwer, Chief Financial Officer; Chuck Quon, Human Resources; Jim Tufts, Chief Operating Officer; and Scott England, Chief Technology Officer.

Contact Information

800 E. Colorado Boulevard
Suite 900
Pasadena, CA 91101-2141
+1 (626) 795-8220