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Research Affiliates Strengthens European Team with Senior Appointment, Charles Aram Appointed Head of EMEA Effective 1 May

Media Contacts:
U.S. & Canada:
Tucker Hewes
Hewes Communications, Inc.
Phone: 212-207-9451

JPES Partners (London)
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7520 7620

Newport Beach, CA (May 6, 2015) - Research Affiliates, LLC, a leading asset management business specialising in smart beta and asset allocation, has announced the appointment of Charles Aram as Head of EMEA, with responsibility for leading the firm’s activities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“Charles’ proven record as an investor, an entrepreneur, and a business leader, combined with his deep knowledge of our RAFI™ family of smart beta solutions, leave him ideally placed to spearhead our EMEA initiatives,” said Rob Arnott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Research Affiliates. “His appointment reinforces both our position as an industry leader in the smart beta space and our commitment to continue delivering high quality service and investment solutions to our relationships throughout the region.”

Mr. Aram joins Research Affiliates from Henderson Rowe, a discretionary investment manager, where he served as Chief Executive Officer, having co-founded the business in 2002. In this role, he was responsible for the management of the business, oversight of investment decisions, regulatory reporting, and client relationships. He has more than 20 years’ experience having also held senior roles at financial services advisory companies in the U.K.

Charles takes over from Michael Larsen, who served as interim Head of EMEA. Mr. Larsen will be returning to Research Affiliates’ headquarters.

Based in Newport Beach, California, Research Affiliates is at the forefront of indexation and asset allocation. It is particularly known for its academic and highly innovative approach, best illustrated by its range of RAFI solutions, including the FTSE RAFI Fundamental Index™, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.

For more information, please contact:

Toby Mitchenall, JPES Partners
Tel: +44 (0)20 7520 7631

Matt Rogers, JPES Partners
Tel: +44 (0)20 7520 7624

About Research Affiliates, LLC
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 firm is built on a strong research base and we deliver solutions in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions. As of December 31, 2014, over $170 billion of assets are managed worldwide using investment strategies developed by us. Research Affiliates is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.

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