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The financial experts on Wealthfront’s research team have developed time-tested and academically rigorous investment strategies.

Our software applies their best thinking to every move we make in your portfolio. Automated investing is how all the brainpower of our PhDs goes to work for you.

The financial experts on Wealthfront’s research team have developed time-tested and academically rigorous investment strategies.

Our software applies their best thinking to every move we make in your portfolio. Automated investing is how all the brainpower of our PhDs goes to work for you.

PhDs with passion.

The research team that develops and continually improves our investment strategies includes the original champion of passive investing. They couldn’t be any more passionate about working for you.

Picking stocks? A blindfolded monkey throwing darts can do better.

Burt Malkiel
Chief Investment Officer, PhD

About Burt
Burt Malkiel, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University, is Wealthfront’s Chief Investment Officer. Burt is the author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, which launched the passive investing revolution four decades ago. He has served as a past appointee to the President's Council of Economic Advisor and a past board member of the Vanguard Group. In his free time, Burt enjoys watching WWE and trying new restaurants.

We put decades of finance research to work for you.

Jakub Jurek
VP of Research, PhD

About Jakub
Jakub Jurek is the VP of Research at Wealthfront. Jakub has held academic appointments at Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania. Jakub holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, both from Harvard University. Prior to graduate school, he worked in the quantitative equity strategy groups at Goldman Sachs and AQR Capital Management, LLC. Outside work, Jakub enjoys travelling and the outdoors.

The most powerful word in the world is compounding.

Celine Sun
Director, PhD, CFA

About Celine
Celine Sun is the Director of Research at Wealthfront and focuses on developing our investment strategy. Celine earned her PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Washington and BS in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China. She is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. In her downtime, Celine enjoys hiking in the Bay Area and cooking with her family.

We need to make planning easy so people actually do it.

Pedro Olea de Souza e Silva
Sr. Quantitative Researcher, PhD

About Pedro
Pedro is a Senior Quantitative Researcher at Wealthfront and focuses on the financial planning experience. He earned his PhD in Economics from Princeton University and received an MS in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and a BS in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo, both in Brazil. In his downtime, Pedro enjoys watching Game of Thrones and cooking Brazilian food.

Why follow generic rules of thumb when you can get sophisticated advice?

Adam Schultz
Quantitative Researcher, PhD

About Adam
Adam Schultz is a Quantitative Researcher at Wealthfront. He earned his PhD in Operations Management and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds BS and Masters degrees in Operations Research from Cornell University. In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing and watching sports, especially basketball, and pursuing his interest in sports analytics.

PhDs with passion.

The research team that develops and continually improves our investment strategies includes the original champion of passive investing. They couldn’t be any more passionate about working for you.

Picking stocks? A blindfolded monkey throwing darts can do better.

Burt Malkiel
Chief Investment Officer, PhD

About Burt
Burt Malkiel, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University, is Wealthfront’s Chief Investment Officer. Burt is the author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, which launched the passive investing revolution four decades ago. He has served as a past appointee to the President's Council of Economic Advisor and a past board member of the Vanguard Group. In his free time, Burt enjoys watching WWE and trying new restaurants.

We put decades of finance research to work for you.

Jakub Jurek
VP of Research, PhD

About Jakub
Jakub Jurek is the VP of Research at Wealthfront. Jakub has held academic appointments at Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania. Jakub holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, both from Harvard University. Prior to graduate school, he worked in the quantitative equity strategy groups at Goldman Sachs and AQR Capital Management, LLC. Outside work, Jakub enjoys travelling and the outdoors.

The most powerful word in the world is compounding.

Celine Sun
Director, PhD, CFA

About Celine
Celine Sun is the Director of Research at Wealthfront and focuses on developing our investment strategy. Celine earned her PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Washington and BS in Mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China. She is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. In her downtime, Celine enjoys hiking in the Bay Area and cooking with her family.

We need to make planning easy so people actually do it.

Pedro Olea de Souza e Silva
Sr. Quantitative Researcher, PhD

About Pedro
Pedro is a Senior Quantitative Researcher at Wealthfront and focuses on the financial planning experience. He earned his PhD in Economics from Princeton University and received an MS in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and a BS in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo, both in Brazil. In his downtime, Pedro enjoys watching Game of Thrones and cooking Brazilian food.

Why follow generic rules of thumb when you can get sophisticated advice?

Adam Schultz
Quantitative Researcher, PhD

About Adam
Adam Schultz is a Quantitative Researcher at Wealthfront. He earned his PhD in Operations Management and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds BS and Masters degrees in Operations Research from Cornell University. In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing and watching sports, especially basketball, and pursuing his interest in sports analytics.

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