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Raife Giovinazzo, PhD, CFA
Partner and Director of Research

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Dr. Giovinazzo is responsible for research at Fuller & Thaler, using market insights and behavioral finance to enhance the investment processes at the firm.  He also co-manages some of the rules-based behavioral strategies.  Dr. Giovinazzo has over 13 years of financial industry experience.   Prior to joining Fuller & Thaler, Dr.Giovinazzo was a researcher and co-portfolio manager with Blackrock's Scientific Active Equity group (formerly Barclays Global Investors).  His previous experience also includes investment and consulting work with Wellington Management, Marsh & McLennan, and Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman).

Dr. Giovinazzo received his BA in sociology from Princeton, and his MBA in analytic finance, economics, and statistics, as well as a PhD in finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.  He wrote his undergraduate thesis for Dr. Kahneman (winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics) while at Princeton, and Dr. Thaler ("Father of Behavioral Finance") was his dissertation co-chair at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Giovinazzo holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco.  He is an owner of the firm and a member of the Board of Directors.