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Transforming the Global
Investment Community for
the Benefit of Investors


We are guided by our north star of creating value for investors over a long-term horizon through
replicable sources of excess return.


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.


Our investment strategies are built on a strong research base and are led by Rob Arnott and Chris Brightman. We deliver 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.


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


As of March 31, 2020, $145 billion in assets are managed worldwide using investment strategies developed by Research Affiliates.



Our Mission & Values

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


We reveal our intentions, speak candidly, and honor our word.


We create shared success by partnering with colleagues and clients.


We emphasize learning, seek feedback, and welcome independent views.


We own our actions and solve problems.

At Research Affiliates, we are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in our workforce and our communities. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity for all, which is consistent with our beliefs, mission, and core values. In addition, literature demonstrably shows that unlocking the benefits of diversity to achieve a higher collective intelligence has tangible, concrete results. It fosters a fairer, more responsible, and engaged culture that in turn spurs richer products, services and overall business practices. We share a serious commitment to each other and to the global community to establish and nurture an inclusive and equal environment.

We embrace diversity and equal opportunity for all, which is consistent with our beliefs, mission, and core values.


Investment Beliefs



The largest and most persistent active investment opportunity is long-horizon mean reversion.


  • Investor preferences are broader than risk and return.
  • Prices vary around fair value.
  • Lack of conviction restricts investors from exploiting long-term value.