William F. Sharpe
William F. Sharpe is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1970, having previously taught at the University of Washington and the University of California at Irvine. He was one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, developed the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis, the binomial method for the valuation of options, the gradient method for asset allocation optimization, and returns-based style analysis for evaluating the style and performance of investment funds. Dr. Sharpe has published articles in a number of professional journals. Dr. Sharpe is past President of the American Finance Association. In 1990 he received the Nobel Mermorial Prize in Economic Sciences.