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First Quadrant is an innovative investment management firm specializing in alternative approaches to global investing. Employing insights cultivated from over 30 years of research, First Quadrant anchors its portfolios in asset fundamentals over the long term, and its edge lies in a deep understanding of market participants, how their needs and preferences vary in different market environments, and the impact of those needs and preferences on asset prices as they deviate toward or away from fundamentals in the shorter term.

What First Quadrant seeks to do is to deliver liquid, highly differentiated, double-digit returns to alternative investors in the form of global macro, and global equity long-short.  “Highly differentiated” means that our returns streams don’t just have low correlation, but are uncorrelated with other available return streams.  Not only are we uncorrelated with conventional asset returns, but with risk premia, common risk factors, exotic betas, and even our competitors’ returns.  Our returns are highly unique, so the positive impact we have on our clients’ overall portfolios is higher per unit of return delivered than with other alternative investments.
Industry Role:
FundManager
Strategy/Structure:
Fund Manager Type:
HedgeFund
# Location Address
1. Pasadena, CA, US 800 E Colorado Blvd #900, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
# Contact Info Location
1.
Earl Kleckner
Managing Director
                                                                Earl Kleckner serves as Head of Business Development at First Quadrant, overseeing the firm’s marketing,
client service and relationship management functions. He also serves as the Business Develop...
                                                 
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    Pasadena, California, US
2.
Cassie Williams
Marketing & Client Service Manager
                                                                Cassie Williams leads the Marketing & Client Service team at First Quadrant.  She joined the firm in 2007.  Prior to First Quadrant, Cassie worked at UBS Global Asset Management (formerly Brinson P...
                                                 
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    Pasadena, California, US
3.
Chris LeClerc
Head of Productivity Group
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    Pasadena, CA, US
4.
Kevin Ko
Chief Risk Officer
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    Pasadena, CA, US
5.
Chris Lindell
Director of Investment Technology
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    Pasadena, CA, US
6.
David Chrisman
Director of Research
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    Pasadena, CA, US
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