Brent brings more than a decade of financial and investment experience to his work in applying academic research to the development of practical and innovative portfolio strategies. Brent’s deep background in empirical finance helped form the basis for all of Asset Dedication’s modeling and analysis. Brent holds an MBA with honors from the University of San Francisco and a BS from the University of California, Berkeley.
A recognized leader in finance, investing and economics, Stephen has more than 35 years of experience researching and applying decision theory to real world problems. His prize-winning research in scheduling led to the development of the Asset Dedication approach, which applies a time and goals-based approach to asset allocation. Stephen is a tenured Professor of Decision Sciences at the University of San Francisco. Stephen won the National Franz Edelman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Management Science, the highest award given by the profession, for his work in scheduling. He first applied his scheduling research to the construction of investment strategies in the late 1990’s. This work ultimately led to the book Asset Dedication: How to Grow Wealthy with the Next Generation of Asset Allocation (McGraw-Hill, 2004), which he co-authored with Brent Burns. Stephen holds a doctorate in economics from the University of California at San Diego and an undergraduate degree in business and statistics from Ohio State University.
Jeremy has been in fixed income management since 1991. Most recently he co-managed the $3.5 billion fixed income investment pool at the City and County of San Francisco, where he created and implemented the strategy to deliver safety, liquidity, and yield to the pool’s constituents while providing cash flows for daily operations. Previously, he was a portfolio manager responsible for over $2 billion in fixed income assets at American Century Investments, including directing the firm-wide strategy for inflation-linked products and managing the firm’s series of zero-coupon funds. Jeremy launched the firm’s flagship inflation-linked fund in February 1997 along with the debut of the U.S. inflation-linked market. In 2000, he managed one of the top-performing U.S. fixed income funds in the United States. Jeremy earned his BA in Economics/Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He became a CFA charterholder in 2000.