Scott Richardson

Senior Vice President and Director, Systematic Credit
Acadian Asset Management

Scott Richardson is senior vice president and director, systematic credit at Acadian Asset Management. He also teaches MBA and PhD classes at London Business School. He was previously a principal at AQR Capital Management, serving co-head of Fixed Income and a senior member of the Research and Portfolio Management team. He was also involved with the equity research for the firm’s Global Stock Selection group.

In addition, he has held senior positions at BlackRock (Barclays Global Investors), including head of Europe equity research and head of global credit research, where he oversaw research and investment decisions at BGI for both total return and absolute return products across credit and equity markets. He began his career as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and has published extensively in leading academic and practitioner journals. In 2009, he won the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for his work on earnings quality and accruals.

He earned a BEc with first-class honors from the University of Sydney and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Michigan.