Charles Aram has been appointed as head of EMEA for Research Affiliates, an asset management business specialised in smart beta and asset allocation.
“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 CEO at Research Affiliates.
Aram joins Research Affiliates from Henderson Rowe, a discretionary investment manager, where he served as CEO, having co-founded the business in 2002. He has more than 20 years’ experience having also held senior roles at financial services advisory companies in the UK.
Aram takes over from Michael Larsen, who served as interim head of EMEA, Larsen will be returning to Research Affiliates’ headquarters in Newport Beach, California.