Remembering Finance Professor Kent Womack

/Remembering Finance Professor Kent Womack

Remembering Finance Professor Kent Womack

By | 2017-08-18T16:57:58+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Remembering Finance Professor Kent Womack

I was saddened to learn that Kent Womack, an influential Finance Professor at the University of Toronto, passed away unexpectedly last month.

Kent’s research on sell-side recommendation performance inspired much of my own work on buy-side analyst recommendation performance. I also sat by Kent at the 2013 AFA conference in San Diego before I presented our Sumzero paper.

You can learn more about Kent here.

Rest in Peace!



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After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, 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 that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes,, and the CFA Institute. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.