Global factor investing firm Research Affiliates has hired Adam Willis as senior vice president of client strategies.
Adam Willis will be based in Sydney, and will join Mike Aked, director of research for Australia, based in Melbourne, and Prashant Pandey, vice president of client strategies, based in Newport Beach, in working with the Australian investment community.
Mr Willis joins from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), where he worked as head of index and multi-asset distribution and increased investment in RAFI strategies in the London market. Previously, he served as executive director and head of sales at MSCI.
He will be responsible for managing relationships with institutional investors, industry funds, and investment consultants to help them deliver on their long-term investment objectives.
“I’m enthusiastic to be joining Research Affiliates, a firm whose research, leadership and culture I’ve long admired,” Mr Willis said.
“I look forward to bringing my experience working with institutional investors on factor-investing strategies to help the Australia-focused team grow Research Affiliates’ presence and influence in one of the world’s most important financial marketplaces.”