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In Memoriam: Jack Treynor (1930-2016)

May 16th, 2016

Jack Treynor, pioneer of the capital asset pricing model and IAQF Senior Fellow, passed away on Wednesday, May 11th.

Mr. Treynor is recognized as an accomplished author, editor, teacher, practitioner and mentor. He authored numerous papers published in the Harvard Business Review, the Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Business, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Investment Management and others. He was the editor of the Financial Analyst Journal for twelve years and served on the advisory boards of the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Investment Management

Mr. Treynor was President of Treynor Capital Management and also a distinguished fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance. He majored in mathematics at Haverford College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1955.

Mr. Treynor received the CFA Institute's highest award, "The Award for Professional Excellence," and he was named the 2007 IAQF Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY). He will forever be remembered for his contributions to the field of quantitative finance.

He is survived by his wife, Betsy Treynor, and three children, Elizabeth, Thomas and Wendy.

Jack Treynor, who pioneered modern investment theory, dies at 86