John B. Guerard Jr., Ph.D.
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board
Ph.D. Finance, University of Texas – Austin
M.S.I.M. Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.A. Economics, University of Virginia
A.B. Economics, Duke University, cum laude
Dr. John Guerard, Ph.D., joined McKinley Capital as Director of Quantitative Research in 2005. Known affectionately around the firm as Dr. G, John focused on the maintenance and enhancement of the firm’s quantitative capabilities and investment models. His passion for global equity markets, along with his academic credentials and broad practitioner experience, made him an invaluable member of the McKinley Capital team. Dr. Guerard is a winner of the esteemed Moskowitz Prize, the only global award recognizing outstanding quantitative research in sustainable and responsible investing. In 2020, John took on a new role as Chairman of the firm’s Scientific Advisory Board and transitioned the Director of Quantitative Research role to McKinley Capital Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Anureet Saxena, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM. John and Anureet worked together to co-author the book Quantitative Corporate Finance (John B. Guerard, Jr., Anureet Saxena and Mustafa Gultekin, Revised edition, New York: Springer, 2020). Prior to his tenure at McKinley Capital, John held a number of senior-level positions including Vice President for Daiwa Securities Trust Co. where he co-managed the Japan Equity Fund with Nobel Prize winner Dr. Harry Markowitz, Ph.D. He is also a former adjunct faculty member and faculty member of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.