By |Published On: September 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

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!

About the Author: Wesley Gray, PhD

Wesley Gray, PhD
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.