Executive Assistant


Research Affiliates, LLC, a global leader in smart beta and asset allocation based in Newport Beach, CA, is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide support to the Distribution and Research teams, in addition to general office administrative responsibilities.


  • Support the Partner/Head of Distribution, including scheduling all internal and external meetings, booking all travel reservations (foreign and domestic) including reserving flights, hotels, car service and dinners; Expense reconciliation; Benicomp expense reconciliation; Resolving scheduling conflicts; Assembling meeting materials; Handling all incoming calls and ensuring smooth execution of day-of schedule.
  • General administrative support of the Distribution team, consisting of coordination and booking of all domestic and international travel, including reserving flights, hotels, car service; Expense reconciliation and scheduling of internal and external meetings.
  • Responsible for scheduling various Distribution and Research Committee meetings as well as taking meeting minutes.
  • Coordinate with Internal Sales Associate regarding CRM tracked activities, meeting materials, and trip logistics for the Distribution team.
  • General administrative support of the Research team, consisting of all internal and external scheduling, expense reconciliation, and light travel booking.
  • Provide basic office support in cooperation with Administrative team, including assistance with the main phone line and welcoming of guests.
  • Provide backup support to other administrative team members.
  • Other ad-hoc duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant.
  • Experience in finance field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, and basic business, math, and accounting skills are required.
  • Strong technical administrative skills; high proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint ,and Adobe Professional are required.
  • Concur or similar expense management application experience.
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as strong attention to detail.
  • High degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • CRM knowledge a plus.

RA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. The Company makes all employment decisions based on merit, qualifications and competence. Equal employment opportunity is the law, and discrimination is also inconsistent with RA’s core values. RA believes success is linked to having the most qualified and ethical team in its industry. As a result, the Company and its employees do not and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, sex or gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, creed, medical condition, genetic characteristics or genetic information, military service or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws prohibiting discrimination.

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Research Affiliates

620 Newport Center Drive, Ste. 900

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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