Kyle Theodore Joins Rayliant as Head of Consultant Relations
New role will boost client engagement for Rayliant’s China research
Hong Kong, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 – Rayliant Global Advisors, a global asset management group developing quant strategies to generate alpha in China and other emerging markets, is pleased to announce that Kyle Theodore has joined as Senior Director, Head of Consultant Relations. Kyle brings 24 years of institutional investment experience serving some of the world’s largest asset owners and consultants.
In this new role, Kyle will oversee Rayliant’s relationships with the global investment consulting community. He will ensure the firm’s engagement continues to be built on collaboration and partnership with these sophisticated clients and on its ability to develop solutions customized to their specific needs.
Mike Bowers, Rayliant’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kyle to Rayliant at this exciting time for our firm. Kyle’s experience in partnering with the world’s leading investment consultants and institutions to deliver long-term investor outcomes is a great fit for Rayliant’s research-driven approach. I look forward to working with him to better serve the growing demand for institutional-quality solutions for Greater China exposure.”
Upon joining Rayliant, Kyle said: “Rayliant aims to have a broad impact on the industry not just via research and investment outcomes, but also in how we interact with clients. One of the things I find most appealing about this company is its focus on excellence without arrogance and the delivery of the highest-quality institutional solutions. I am very excited to start this next chapter of my professional life.”
Kyle joins Rayliant from Insight Investments, where he co-led the U.S. consultant relations team that covered large multinational firms. Before that, he worked nearly two decades at PIMCO, where he served its institutional investment community in a variety of client-facing functions, ranging from consultant relations to client management and sales. Kyle holds an MBA from Yale University and is a CFA charter holder.
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Rayliant Global Advisors (“Rayliant”)i develops quant strategies to generate alpha in inefficient markets like China and other emerging markets. We manage money for institutions through customized portfolios, helping them achieve long-term outperformance. A global asset management group with more than USD27 billion in assets managed using its strategies,ii Rayliant has offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, and Taipei.
Rayliant was founded in 2016 by Jason Hsu, Ph.D., an industry veteran at the forefront of the smart beta revolution. He co-founded Research Affiliates, a smart beta and asset allocation leader with more than USD180 billion in assets managed using its strategies.
i Includes Rayliant Global Advisors Limited, Rayliant Asset Management Limited, Rayliant Investment Research, Henderson Rowe Limited, Caixin-Rayliant (Beijing) Smart Beta Co., Ltd. and Shanghai King Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd.
ii Denotes assets managed or sub-advised by Rayliant, as well as assets managed by other investment companies utilizing Rayliant’s strategies. As of September 30, 2019.