Rob Arnott

Rob Arnott

Formal First Name
Robert (Rob)
1954 - present

Rob Arnott is the Founder and Chairman of Research Affiliates, a research-intensive asset management firm. He plays an integral role in the firm’s research, business strategy, portfolio management, product innovation, and client-centered activities. Throughout his career, Arnott has aimed to connect the worlds of academic theorists and financial markets, challenging conventional wisdom and seeking solutions that add value for investors. His success gained him a reputation as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and respected financial analysts.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Arnott has pioneered several unconventional portfolio strategies that are now widely applied, including:
  • He has published more than 130 articles in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Harvard Business Review, and Financial Analysts Journal.
  • He is a co-portfolio manager on the PIMCO All Asset and All Asset All Authority funds and the PIMCO RAE™ funds.
  • In recognition of his achievements as a financial writer, Arnott has received seven Graham and Dodd Scrolls, awarded annually by the CFA Institute to the top Financial Analysts Journal articles of the year
  • He also has received four Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy awards from the Journal of Portfolio Management
  • In 2013, he received the William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.