Bill Baker, CFA, Founder & President

Bill Baker founded our predecessor, GARP Research Corporation, in late 1995 after managing in excess of $100 million for nine years. Bill has performed investment management and research for over 30 years. Bill was a portfolio manager at Oppenheimer Mutual Funds for nearly five years, managing several funds totaling over $500 million. One of these funds, Oppenheimer Asset Allocation, was awarded Morningstar’s 5-Star mutual fund rating in November 1990 shortly before he left the firm. Subsequently he joined Reich & Tang as one of four portfolio managers until founding GARP. Bill received his Masters in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1980, and he was granted a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. He is the author of Endless Money, published in 2009, an Austrian monetary review of global economics leading up to the 2008 meltdown that also reveals how societal and and political pressures have interacted with monetary policy to distort economic cycles.