Shane Shepherd leads the Research team and its investigations into bonds, commodities, currencies, equities, and asset allocation. In addition, he applies quantitative research to inflation, economic growth, volatility, and other macroeconomic topics. His work strengthens and expands the RAFI™ Fundamental Index™ concept and supports the global tactical asset allocation model.
Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Shane served as a research assistant at the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, where he investigated issues in behavioral finance. Shane also taught a corporate finance class at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Shane earned his PhD in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a BA in political science and philosophy from Duke University.