By |Published On: April 29th, 2018|Categories: MFTF Training Series, Business Updates|

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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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.