Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D., is the founder, CEO and CIO of Alpha Architect. He also manages the exchange-traded funds ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value (QVAL) and ValueShares International Quantitative Value (IVAL), which are based on the FS-Score.
Company: Alpha Architect
Area of Expertise: Alternative investments, behavioral finance, empirical asset pricing, value investing
Web Site: AlphaArchitect.com
Twitter Feed: @alphaarchitect
Books: “DIY Financial Advisor,” "Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors," "Embedded: A Marine Corps Adviser in the Iraqi Army,"
Topics Presented in Speeches: Behavioral finance, value investing, portfolio theory, asset allocation
Biography: Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D., is the founder and executive managing member of Alpha Architect. He is also an assistant professor of finance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He also manages the exchange-traded funds ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value (QVAL) and ValueShares International Quantitative Value (IVAL), which are based on the FS-Score. Gray’s work has been highlighted on CNN, NPR, Motley Fool, WSJ Market Watch, CFA Institute, Institutional Investor and CBS News.
Gray earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as an active-duty U.S. Marine Corps ground intelligence officer (captain) in Iraq and in various posts in Asia.
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Portfolio Strategies »
Complex strategies do not significantly outperform simpler ones, such as equal-weighting or a 60% stocks/40% bond mix.
November 2015 | Journal
Stock Strategies »
Altering the profitability variables, adjusting for net equity issuance and seeking operational momentum can improve this value strategy.
May 2015 | Journal
Behavioral Finance »
Though human expertise is needed to design models, models perform better than humans because they aren’t subject to behavioral biases.
April 2014 | Journal