Noted Economist Campbell Harvey Joins Research Affiliates as Partner and Senior Advisor


Noted Economist Campbell Harvey Joins
Research Affiliates as Partner and Senior Advisor


Newport Beach, California (November 6, 2017) - Research Affiliates, LLC, announced today that Duke University Professor Campbell Harvey, PhD, joined the firm in October 2017, as a partner and senior advisor. Dr. Harvey’s primary focus will be on strategic research, product development, and thought leadership. Concurrently, he will serve as a senior external spokesperson and act as an advisor to the Office of the Chair for key initiatives. Dr. Harvey will work from the firm’s Newport Beach, California, headquarters as well as remotely.

"Cam’s unique intellect, quantitative background, and asset allocation expertise are a perfect fit with Research Affiliates," said Rob Arnott, chairman and founder. "I’ve long admired his work, and I speak for the entire team when I say how delighted I am to add someone of Cam’s caliber and pedigree to what is already a deep and talented group of researchers and big thinkers.  As we continue to evolve, Cam's leadership, investment knowledge, and insights will be invaluable to the long-term growth and evolution of Research Affiliates’ position as a pioneer in the investment industry."

In both 2015 and 2016, Dr. Harvey received the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for Best Article for his research on distinguishing luck from skill. He has also received eight Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls for excellence in research and financial writing, as well as the James R. Vertin Award from the CFA Institute Research Foundation in 2007. He has published over 125 scholarly articles on topics spanning investment finance, emerging markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, financial econometrics, and computer science. On his own, Dr. Harvey nearly doubles the Research Affiliates total for Graham and Dodd Awards/Scrolls and refereed articles.

“I’ve gotten to know the people at Research Affiliates over a span of more than twelve years. During this long period, I’ve been more than impressed by their research acumen and the depth of their team, which today, I am extremely proud to join,” said Dr. Harvey. “We share a lot in common in terms of core values, investment beliefs, and a passionate dedication to transformative research that hopefully educates—maybe sometimes challenges—and ultimately benefits the broader investment community.”

Dr. Harvey, PhD, received his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and his MBA from York University in Toronto in 1983. His doctoral work was carried out at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Harvey retains his affiliations with the National Bureau of Economic Research as well as Man Group.

About Research Affiliates, LLC
Research Affiliates, LLC, is a global leader in smart beta and asset allocation. Founded in 2002 and based in Newport Beach, California, Research Affiliates is dedicated to creating value for investors and seeking to have a profound impact on the global investment community through its insights and products. The firm’s investment strategies are built on a strong research base and are led by Rob Arnott and Chris Brightman. Research Affiliates delivers solutions in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions through their offerings of mutual funds, ETFs, separately managed accounts, and/or commingled accounts. As of September 30, 2017, about $199 billion in assets are managed worldwide using investment strategies developed by Research Affiliates.

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