Brian R. Bruce

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Hillcrest Asset Management

Brian is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Hillcrest Asset Management, an institutional equity management firm based in Dallas. He is also an adjunct professor at Baylor University.

Brian previously was Chief Investment Officer in charge of equity management and research at PanAgora Asset Management which has over $23 billion in institutional equity assets. Prior to joining PanAgora, Brian was a full time professor at Southern Methodist University and President and Chief Investment Officer of InterCoast Capital, a Dallas based subsidiary of a fortune 500 energy company. He previously worked at State Street Global Advisors, the Northern Trust Company, and Stein Roe & Farnham.

Brian received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, M.S. in Computer Science from DuPaul University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State University. He is a member of the Illinois State University College of Business Hall of Fame and is winner of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business CEO Award.

Brian has published numerous scholarly articles and books including Analysts, Lies, and Statistics which he co-authored with Harvard Business School professor Mark Bradshaw. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Institutional Investor’s Journal of Investing, Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Finance and Editor of the Journal of Trading. Brian frequently appears in the media including NBC, ABC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Washington Post, New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Financial Times, and Business Week. He was awarded the SMU Cox Media Expert of the Year Award in 2008. Brian also serves on many boards of directors, including The Center for Investment Research, the Dreman Family of Mutual Funds, the CM Family of Mutual Funds and the Institute of Behavioral Finance.