The Weirdest Anti-Finance-Conference Ever: March for the Fallen 2018

////The Weirdest Anti-Finance-Conference Ever: March for the Fallen 2018

The Weirdest Anti-Finance-Conference Ever: March for the Fallen 2018

By | 2018-04-29T17:12:29+00:00 April 29th, 2018|MFTF Training Series, Business Updates|0 Comments

May 1 marks the day when we begin our training for the 28-mile march (with 35lb+ attached) to honor the fallen.

Alpha Architect will be participating in the event for the 3rd year in a row.

March for the Fallen information and sign up page is now available.(1)

For those  unaware, here are the basics of the event:(2)

  • A bunch of finance nerds from around the country descend on Fort Indiantown Gap in PA.
  • You sleep in military barracks with strangers you’ve never met, but you’ll leave as best friends.
  • You hike 28 miles in one day over rugged terrain (35lb+ pack is optional)
  • Every mile you’re reminded of a fallen hero and appreciate the opportunity to live as a free people.
  • You spend most of your time talking finance, factors, and financial planning, as you trudge along the beautiful trail.
  • With five miles left, you talk mostly about how you hope your toenails don’t fall off.
  • Upon completion, you’ll swear you’ll never do the event ever again. 6 months later you’ll be signed up for the following year…

Click on the image below to learn more!

GET AFTER IT.


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1. Official site is here.
2. h.t. to Mike Lecours, 2017 March for the Fallen survivor, who inspired the title and content below

About the Author:

Wes Gray, PhD
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, ETF.com, 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.

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