Kenneth A. Kim, PhD

Dr. Kenneth A. Kim has been a finance professor for 20 years. He has taught at 16 different universities including the State University of New York at Buffalo, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan. He has spent his entire academic career exposing inefficiencies in financial markets and in financial industry through his writing and research (his many academic papers appear in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Markets, and Journal of Financial Intermediation) and through his teaching (one of his teaching awards was given to him by the governor of Wisconsin and another by the chancellor of the State University of New York system). His desire and dedication to protect and to help individual investors led to an appointment as a senior financial economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, during the late 1990s. Dr. Kim has been quoted or his research has been cited in numerous print and online media, including the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, NewsWeek, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe,,,,, CNBC, MSN News, CBS Radio, and National Public Radio. Dr. Kim is now Chief Financial Strategist at EQIS Capital Management.



Dr. Kim is also a speaker in high demand. Learn more about him here.


William R. Nelson, PhD

Dr. William R. Nelson has been the EQIS’s Chief Investment Officer for the past 10 years. As a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade and a former professor of economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Nelson uses a unique blend of industry experience and academic rigor in managing (or co-managing with Dr. Kim) EQIS portfolios. For example, a guiding principle that Dr. Nelson employs in his security selection is the rigorous and methodological Porter’s Five Forces Model. When Dr. Nelson was an academic scholar, his primary research (which was published in prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, and Public Choice) focused on how fairness and fair play affect decision-making, choices, and outcomes and on how to mitigate corrupt behavior. These research interests were spawned from his life-long passion for fairness and fair outcomes, which is why he was particularly keen on coauthoring a book that exposes mutual fund flaws.