Who We Are

Company Overview

Rayliant Global Advisors is a leader in quantitative equity investing in Asia. We offer global equity strategies within Asia, as well as Greater China equity strategies to the global institutional marketplace.

Rayliant’s strategies are meticulously researched and narrowly tailored, but our mission is big: We aspire to be the leading provider of Greater China equity strategies to institutions globally. Through the quality of our strategies, appropriate pricing, and a focus on investor outcomes as opposed to asset gathering and fee maximization, we hope to rebalance the industry in favor of the people it is meant to serve.

Our firm is led by Jason Hsu, a globally recognized leader in quantitative research and co-founder of Research Affiliates. Jason has over 40 published papers in academic and practitioner journals. His work has earned numerous awards including the William Sharpe Award for Best Research and 2 Fabozzi-Bernstein Award for Outstanding Research. He serves on the Trustee Board of the CFA Research Foundation, and sits on the Editorial Boards of the FAJ, Journal of Investment Management and Journal of Index Investing. Jason’s emphasis on client education, his research regarding harmful practices and misconceptions found in the investment industry, and his commitment to investor outcomes has earned the respect of industry experts and the clients he serves.

As of December 31, 2017, approximately US$24.1 billion in assets were managed using Rayliant’s strategies or supported by Rayliant on behalf of Research Affiliate in Asia.

Our Values

We are deeply opposed to manager ego and all it represents.

We are serious about our strategies and clients; but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.

We strive for authenticity and humility when communicating ideas and building relationships.

We avoid noisy performance attribution, and we do not sell recent performance. We do not data mine.

We strive to provide education, perspective, and solutions that drive deep partnerships over time.

We are motivated by purpose rather than money.

Recent Press Releases

Rayliant Global Advisors Adds Marketing Professional to its Leadership Team

Rayliant Global Advisors today announced that Mike Bowers, previous head of marketing and brand strategy for smart beta pioneer Research Affiliates, is joining the firm as a Managing Director and CMO. Over the last 10 years, Mike helped Research Affiliates build a loyal following and earn widespread notoriety as a […]

Jason Hsu to Lead Research Affiliates’ Asian Effort

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research Affiliates today announced that Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Dr. Jason Hsu, will lead Rayliant Global Advisors, an Asia-focused investment firm based in Hong Kong, as Chairman, CEO and majority owner. Research Affiliates will retain a substantial minority interest in Rayliant (formerly Research Affiliates Global Advisors, the […]

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Mike Bowers

Leadership Team

Jason Hsu (許仲翔), Ph.D.

Chairman and CIO

Mike Bowers (鮑蔚誠)

Member of the Board
Managing Director

Broken Tuan (段嘉尚), Ph.D.

Member of the Board
Managing Director

Michael Larsen (宋德泉)

Managing Director

Vivek Viswanathan (愚難深), CFA

Managing Director

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Ken Chuah (蔡景興)

Managing Director

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