Baker-Caricature-03-01-16Bill Baker, CFA, Founder & Portfolio Manager

Bill Baker founded our predecessor, GARP Research Corporation, in late 1995 after gaining portfolio management experience by managing in excess of $100 million for nine years. Bill has performed investment management and research for over 30 years. Bill was a portfolio management professional at Oppenheimer Mutual Funds for nearly five years, managing stock investing for 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 investment managers until founding Gaineswood (GARP).

Bill received his Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1980, and he was granted a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania. Bill authored Endless Money, which John Wiley & Sons published in 2009. Through the lens of Austrian economic theory, the book describes the fallacies of monetary and banking systems, government budgeting and taxation, and how societal interests have shaped them leading up to the 2008 meltdown, tracing their roots to their origins in the colonial era and before.