Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 12:00pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York)
Dr. Wes Gray will describe the two pillars of behavioral finance: psychology and limits of arbitrage. He will review a case study on the so-called value-anomaly, or the spread in returns between cheap stocks and expensive stocks. Dr. Gray will describe the behavioral biases that underlie why “value” stocks can become undervalued, and explain why large pools of investment capital may be unable to exploit this investment opportunity. This combination of behavioral bias and limited competition may present a sustainable alpha opportunity for disciplined investors focused on buying undervalued securities.
Dr Wes Gray, Executive Managing Member, Alpha Architect, LLC
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. He recently finished the Leadville 100 ultramarathon race and promises to make better life decisions in the future.
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