Marshall Wace is a global alternative investment manager founded in 1997 by Paul Marshall and Ian Wace. The company offers a broad range of fundamental and systematic investment strategies including equity long/short, long-only, and long-extension strategies. The company’s approach to equity long/short investing is characterised by two approaches. The first approach is based on fundamental stock research and the second approach uses systematic strategies (including MW TOPS, a pioneering and proprietary investment process, which seeks to identify and extract alpha from the ideas of sell-side brokers, specialists, economists and strategists). Recently, Marshall Wace has entered the private equity space through a number of crossover strategies that form a natural extension to the company’s public market investment capabilities and broadens the opportunity set available to the relevant investment teams. As of 1st September 2022, Marshall Wace manages about US$ 61 billion from investors around the world.