Brent Leadbetter Product Specialist, Research Affiliates Share Add Download Print Mr. Leadbetter is a product specialist for Research Affiliates Equity (RAE) strategies. In this role, he helps institutional asset owners and consultants understand the RAE methodology and the potential role of smart-beta-based strategies in portfolios. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Mr. Leadbetter worked as a private client manager at AllianceBernstein. He was also previously an institutional sales associate at A.G. Edwards and a retirement specialist at Merrill Lynch. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.