Feifei Li is head of investment strategy 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. As the head of investment strategy, she oversees four teams including Smart Beta, Active Equities, Asset Allocation, and Alternatives. In this role, Feifei supervises the entire life cycle of all investment strategies offered by Research Affiliates including research insights creation, methodology design and its evolution, and rules-based implementation as well as risk attributions and analytic support. She has been instrumental in the design of Research Affiliates’ innovative investment solutions since she joined the firm in 2005, becoming the director of research in 2009 and the head of investment management in 2015.
Feifei has published over 36 articles and journal papers in both academic and practitioner journals (several winning best paper awards). She has taught undergraduate and MBA finance classes at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Irvine. She is a Research Committee member at Q Group, and serves as a reviewer for multiple academic and practitioner journals.
Feifei earned a BA from Tsinghua University’s School of Management and Economics in Beijing and a PhD in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds the Financial Risk Manager designation.