Ari Polychronopoulos is a product manager focusing on smart beta and ESG integration. In this role, he is responsible for multiple product lines including RAFI Fundamental Index, RAFI Multi-Factor, RAFI ESG and related Climate Transition strategies.
Ari is also responsible for writing and developing educational content to support the firm’s investment strategies and for meeting with asset owners, consultants, and asset managers to inform them about the firm's strategies, ESG integration capabilities, and research.
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 mathematical 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.