Most of the time we make you “earn your education” by reading our posts to build up your knowledge of the latest and greatest academic research concepts. That said, we understand there are different ways to educate, which is why we’re experimenting with video and audio. In the videos below, 3 of our teammates at Alpha Architect — Perth Tolle, Tommi Johnsen, PhD, and Elisabetta Basilico, PhD/CFA — team up to discuss ideas from Elisabetta and Tommi’s new book Smar(er) Investing, which we highly recommend! (here is our review of the book).
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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