Michael Acton is a Managing Director at AEW and the firm’s Director of Research with responsibility for directing the activities of AEW Research, the firm’s 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 the firm’s Investment Committee, Management 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 Compliance Committee. Prior to joining AEW, he was with DRI/ McGraw-Hill, where he managed the Metropolitan Area Forecasting Service.

Mr. Acton is a graduate of Bates College (BA) and is a CFA® charterholder.


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