Rob Arnott is founder and chairman of the board of Research Affiliates. Research Affiliates is a global leader in smart beta, factor investing, and asset allocation. The firm creates investment strategies and tools based on award-winning research and delivers these solutions in partnership with some of the world’s premier financial institutions. Rob plays an active role in the firm’s research, portfolio management, product innovation, business strategy, and client-facing activities. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee of the board. With Chris Brightman, he is co-portfolio manager on the PIMCO All Asset and All Asset All Authority funds and the PIMCO RAE™ funds.