Richard C. Marston, PhD

James R. F. Guy Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Foreign exchange risk management, international asset pricing, international investments

About Richard:

Richard Marston is the James R.F. Guy Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Yale College and MIT where he received his PhD, Professor Marston was also a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He has taught asset allocation for over twenty years in the CIMA Program sponsored by the Investments & Wealth Institute™, formerly called IMCA. He is a past recipient of the Institute’s Matthew R. McArthur Award for outstanding contributions to investment management. Since 1999, he has been faculty director of Wharton Executive Education’s Private Wealth Management Program, a week-long program for ultra-high net worth investors. Professor Marston has lectured on investments throughout the U.S. and in over a dozen foreign countries. He is the author of numerous articles and books including Portfolio Design: A Modern Approach to Asset Allocation, and Investing for a Lifetime.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) Certification

The CIMA® certification is the only credential designed specifically for the financial professional who wants to attain a level of competency as an advanced investment consultant. In partnership with the Investments & Wealth Institute™, Wharton offers an intensive educational component of the program to prepare participants for the Certification Examination.

Private Wealth Management Program

Academic Director

Experience the rigorous Wharton wealth management curriculum in a confidential setting with other affluent families. High net worth investors from more than 50 countries have attended this five-day program offered in conjunction with the Institute for Private Investors (IPI) since 1999.