Ari Polychronopoulos is a partner and Head of Product Management and ESG for Research Affiliates, a global leader in smart beta, factor investing, and asset allocation. The firm delivers investment solutions around the world in partnership with leading financial institutions. Ari oversees the Product Management group, which is responsible for product development and oversight, analytics, and business development. In this role, Ari works collaboratively across the firm to understand investors’ needs and to develop and support investment solutions that aim to create value for investors worldwide. Ari is also responsible for the firm’s ESG efforts (Environmental, Social, and Governance), including product development, creation of ESG research and content, and collaborating with Research Affiliates’ product partners and other organizations in the development of ESG investing initiatives. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
Previously, Ari worked as a senior analyst for IndyMac Bank, where he was responsible for portfolio hedging and risk management. He also has served as a corporate retirement plan consultant for Precept, an employee benefits firm.
Ari has a BS in math/economics from Pitzer College and an MS in financial engineering from Claremont Graduate University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of CFA Institute and CFA Society Orange County.