Chase Arima
Research Analyst in Investment Strategy & Research

Los Angeles | Investment Strategy & Research | Research Analyst | Chase Arima

What do you love most about being part of Aspiriant?

The collaborative environment, both within a team and across teams, to meet client needs.

What quality of yours makes you best suited to what you do?

An analytical mindset to tackle unstructured problems.

What would you be doing if you weren’t working for Aspiriant?

Trying my luck as a professional fantasy football player — it would be a very short-lived career.

What was the most influential book you’ve read and why?

The Harry Potter series was an integral part of my childhood. I read all the books too many times to count.

What personal accomplishments are you most proud of?

  • Mentoring college students and seeing them grow in their careers.
  • Leading a diversity initiative aimed at encouraging minorities and women to explore careers in investment management.
  • Designing and teaching a financial literacy course for underprivileged middle school students. The curriculum we developed a few years ago continues to be used today.

What do you enjoy most about wealth management?

Developing investment strategies that allow clients to achieve peace of mind.

What’s the biggest challenge?

Staying disciplined and maintaining a long-term focus while steering clear of FOMO (fear of missing out) pitfalls.

Education and accreditations

  • B.S. in Finance with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. in Information Systems & Information Technology with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Chase joined Aspiriant in 2021 as a Research Analyst in the Investment Strategy & Research group. He has approximately five years of experience serving high net worth and institutional clients within the investment management industry. Chase is involved in asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment due diligence and risk management.

Prior to joining Aspiriant, Chase worked at Nuveen focusing on global equities and fixed income investment strategy. He began his career as an analyst in the manager research group of GCM Grosvenor, an alternative asset management firm based in Chicago.

Chase earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information Systems with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chase lives in Los Angeles and enjoys hiking, playing golf and traveling in his free time.

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