Key Professionals

Michael J. Acton

Michael J. Acton
Director of Research


Mike Acton, CFA, is a Managing Director at AEW and Director of AEW Research, with responsibility for directing the activities of AEW Research, the firm’s highly regarded in-house research group.  Mr. Acton joined the firm in 1990 and has 30 years of experience as an economic analyst and forecaster.   He is a standing member of AEW’s Management Committee, Investment Committee and Risk Management Committee. The resources of AEW Research are an integral part of AEW’s investment process and Mr. Acton works closely with senior professionals in all areas of the firm to develop investment strategies that match clients’ risk/reward objectives with market opportunities.  Mr. Acton is also a member of the firm's Global Securities Allocation Committee and Compliance Committee. Prior to joining AEW, he was with DRI/McGraw-Hill where he managed the Metropolitan Area Forecasting Service. He is a graduate of Bates College (B.A.) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.