Founder, Chairman and Chief Information Officer, Rayliant Global Advisors
Jason Hsu (Ph.D. ’04) is founder, chairman and chief information officer of Rayliant Global Advisors, a quantitative asset manager based in Hong Kong, as well as co-founder of smart beta leader Research Affiliates. Hsu 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 U.K.-based wealth management company.
An alumnus of UCLA Anderson, Hsu joined the faculty in the fall of 2008 and teaches the courses 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 the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He serves on the international faculty of the College of Commerce at Taiwan National Chengchi University 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 a co-author of The Fundamental Index: A Better Way to Invest, 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 the Journal of Investment Management and serves on the editorial boards of the Financial Analysts Journal, The Journal of Index Investing and the Journal of Investment Consulting.
Hsu was selected as a Hedge Fund Rising Star by Institutional Investor and has won two Graham and Dodd Scroll Awards, two Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards and three William Sharpe Awards for his research. He is also a financial and business news columnist for Caixin Media.
Ph.D., Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management, 2004
M.S., Finance, Stanford University
B.S., summa cum laude, Physics, California Institute of Technology