About Us

Research Affiliates, LLC, is a global leader in smart beta and asset allocation. Dedicated to creating value for investors, we seek to have a profound impact on the global investment community through our insights and products.

The firm is built on a strong research base, led by Rob Arnott and Chris Brightman. We deliver solutions in partnership with some of the world's leading financial institutions, who offer mutual funds, ETFs, separately managed accounts, and/or commingled accounts.

Research Affiliates was founded in 2002 and is based in Newport Beach, California.

As of March 31, 2016, about $160 billion in assets are managed worldwide using investment strategies developed by Research Affiliates.

Our Mission

Research Affiliates is committed to being the preeminent source of insights and products that transform the global investment community for the benefit of investors.​​​​

  • Core Values

  • Authenticity: We reveal our intentions, speak candidly and honor our word.

  • Curiosity: We emphasize learning, seek feedback, and welcome independent views.

  • Responsibility: We own our actions and solve problems.

  • Collaboration: We create shared success by partnering with colleagues and clients.