The Alpha Architect – Wes Gray Is The Common Sense Quant Who Went From Academia To Wall Street


The Alpha Architect – Wes Gray Is The Common Sense Quant Who Went From Academia To Wall Street

The Alpha Architect, Wes Gray is a man of many talents. He was a Captain in US Marine Corp, has a PhD in Finance and Univ of Chicago, and now run Alpha Architect. We discuss a lot of areas on this episode. I know you will enjoy it.

We discuss the value of using common sense with the quant approach, whether value investing is making a come back (I think so), poor man's managed futures, the biggest risks right now, when to use discretion, inflation protection, and more. 

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"The quant approach works great but you need to use common sense with it." Wes Gray

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Today's Guest:  Wes Grey

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Prize Winner Eugene Fama. Next, Wes took an academic job in his wife’s hometown of Philadelphia and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management firm dedicated to an impact mission of empowering investors through education. He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and regularly speaks to professional investor groups across the country. Wes has published multiple academic papers and four books, including Embedded (Naval Institute Press, 2009), Quantitative Value (Wiley, 2012), DIY Financial Advisor (Wiley, 2015), and Quantitative Momentum (Wiley, 2016). Dr. Gray currently resides in Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico with his wife and three children.

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