John Guerard

Director of Quantitative Research
McKinley Capital Management

John Guerard joined McKinley Capital as director of quantitative research in 2005, where his focus is on the maintenance and enhancement of the firm’s quantitative capabilities and investment models. Prior to joining McKinley Capital, he 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 Harry Markowitz. He is also a former lecturer at Wharton and faculty member of Rutgers University Graduate School of Management.

Guerard was awarded the first Moskowitz Prize for research in socially responsible investing. He has published several monographs, including Corporate Financial Policy and R&D ManagementQuantitative Corporate Finance (with Eli Schwartz), and An Introduction to Financial Forecasting in China (forthcoming, with Dimitrios Thomakos). His articles have also appeared in publications including Management ScienceJournal of Forecasting, the Journal of Investing, and others.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Duke University, master’s degrees in economics from the University of Virginia and finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a doctorate in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.