Tony Greer, the founder of TG Macro, is joined by Wes Gray, CEO of Alpha Architect, a research-intensive asset management firm with a focus on high-conviction value and momentum factor exposures. They break down the asset management business and his approach to evidence-based investing and systemic decision making. Gray served as an active-duty marine in Iraq and opens up about how his military background influences his investment strategies. Alpha Architect has opened up its platform to build ETFs and uses its infrastructure capacity, scope, and scale to help others launch ETFs into the market. Gray characterizes their firm as the “Shopify of ETFs.”
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Here is an overview of the conversation:
00:00:46 Professional Background00:04:48 Alpha Architect Mission00:10:23 Systematic Decision Making00:15:58 Is Value Investing Dead?00:20:10 Evidence-Based Investing00:24:22 High-Conviction Value and Momentum Factor Exposures00:30:10 Breaking Down the Asset Management Business00:32:27 How Military Background Influences Investing Strategy00:38:24 Allocating More Capital00:41:19 Becoming the Shopify of ETFs00:43:27 Assessing Economic Forecasting00:48:34 Future of Quantitative Trading00:54:15 Impact of GameStop on Market Landscape00:59:18 Investor Psychology
RealVision: Tony/Wes Discusses Investment Philosophy & ETF Operations was originally published at Alpha Architect. Please read the Alpha Architect disclosures at your convenience. -