Nobel laureate known for money management

Nobel Laureate William F. Sharpe will present “Equilibrium Simulation”, the 2006 Gary P. Brinson Distinguished Lecture in Finance, at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Todd 276. The event is free.

“Dr. Sharpe is widely considered one of the ‘founding fathers’ of modern portfolio theory,” said Rick Sias, professor of finance and the Gary P. Brinson Chair of Investment Management. “His work has fundamentally changed the way money is managed today.”

Sharpe is the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economics and the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance Emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Among his many accomplishments, his work on the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is perhaps most widely known.

The Brinson lecture series is sponsored by gifts from Gary P. Brinson, CFA, a WSU MBA alumnus. He is the founder and retired chairman of Brinson Partners, Inc., and is a nationally recognized authority on global investing.

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