Jason Hsu (Ph.D. '04) is founder, chairman and CIO of Rayliant Global Advisors, a quantitative asset manager based in Hong Kong, as well as co-founder of Smart Beta leader Research Affiliates. He works at the forefront of the smart beta revolution and is one of the world's most recognized thought leaders in that space. He is also the non-executive chairman of Henderson Rowe, a UK based Wealth Management Company.
An alumnus of UCLA Anderson, Hsu joined the faculty in the fall of 2008 and teaches Financial Policy for Managers and Quantitative Asset Management. "Anderson provides a wonderful balance for entrepreneurs seeking a rigorous framework to augment their business intuition and for professionals who want to broaden their perspectives on investments, marketing, strategy and management," he says. Hsu previously taught financial management and international finance as a visiting professor at UCI Paul Merage School of Business. He serves on the international faculty of the College of Commerce at Taiwan National Chengchi University (NCCU) and Kyoto University.
Hsu's areas of research include cross-sectional equity anomalies, international finance, asset return predictability, business cycles and optimal portfolio allocations. He is co-author of The Fundamental Index: A Better Way to Invest (Wiley 2008), which is available in English, Chinese and Japanese, and is a contributing author to nine handbooks on investment and risk modeling. Hsu has also published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles. He is an associate editor of Journal of Investment Management and serves on the editorial boards of Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Index Investing and Journal of Investment Consulting.
Hsu was selected as one of the 20 Rising Stars of Hedge Funds by Institutional Investors and has won two Graham & Dodd Scrolls, two Bernstein/Fabozzi/Jacob/Levy Awards and three William Sharpe Awards for his research. He is also a columnist for Caixin Media financial and business news (WeChat: caixinsmartbeta).
Ph.D. Finance, 2004, UCLA Anderson School of Management
M.Sc. Stanford University
B.Sc. summa cum laude California Institute of Technology