Arun Bharath, CFA, CAIA
Partner/Chief Investment Officer
Arun joined Bel Air Investment Advisors in 2007 and is the Chief Investment Officer. He leads the Investment Strategy Group and is a voting member of the Investment Committee. He directs the process for asset allocation, selection of non-marketable alternative managers and international equity managers. He has direct responsibility for manager selection in private equity and real estate. Arun is also a member of the Hightower Private Market Solutions Steering Committee.
Prior to joining Bel Air, Arun was the Director of Research at Beacon Pointe Advisors where he led the research efforts in asset allocation and manager selection & performance monitoring across all asset classes. He has previously worked in several manufacturing organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Manufacturing NA, and Honeywell in various engineering capacities.
Arun holds the Chartered Financial Analyst as well as the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Los Angeles. Arun has received an MBA from the University of Southern California, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Bangalore University.