Behind the Markets Podcast


Behind the Markets Podcast: Perth Tolle & Wes Gray

Ep. 120

Show from 6/28/19

More and more investors want to use their money to support companies that they can feel good about. In this episode of Behind the Markets, host Jeremy Schwartz talks to the founder of the Life and Liberty Freedom 100 Emerging Markets Index—which takes your money and invests it in developing markets that protect and promote human and economic freedoms. Find out how you can do more socially responsible investing!


Perth Tolle: Perth Tolle is the founder of Life + Liberty Indexes. Prior to forming Life + Liberty Indexes, Perth was a private wealth advisor at Fidelity Investments in CA and TX. Prior to Fidelity, Perth lived and worked in Beijing and Hong Kong, where her observations led her to explore the relationship between freedom and markets. Through her China experience she gained a high level of conviction regarding the impact of sound governance, individual freedoms, and rule of law on economic growth and innovation.

 Perth is a frequent speaker at investment industry events and is quoted in various financial media. She is a member of Women in ETFs and a graduate of Trinity University with a Bachelor of Science in finance and marketing.

Twitter handle: @Perth_Tolle

Wes Gray: After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Prize Winner Eugene Fama. Next, Wes took an academic job in his wife’s hometown of Philadelphia and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management firm dedicated to an impact mission of empowering investors through education. He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and regularly speaks to professional investor groups across the country. Wes has published multiple academic papers and four books, including Embedded (Naval Institute Press, 2009), Quantitative Value (Wiley, 2012), DIY Financial Advisor (Wiley, 2015), and Quantitative Momentum (Wiley, 2016).

Dr. Gray currently resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

Twitter handle: @alphaarchitect

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