David J. Wright is a Professor of Finance at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana. The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Wright specializes in the study of capital markets, security analysis, and security market indexes. Dr. Wright has done extensive research in the field of bonds, with special emphasis on bond indices and their implications for fixed-income portfolio performance measurement. In addition to finance, he has also published articles examining current issues concerning business education.
Professor Wright teaches investments, portfolio analysis, and corporate finance. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame in the College of Business and the Graduate School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington. In addition to his academic positions, Dr. Wright worked for seven years as an advisor to Ryan Labs Asset Management, New York, NY, specializing in managing fixed income portfolios tailored to the needs of institutional clients. He has been a frequent speaker at both academic and investment conferences, with over 70 national and international peer-reviewed conference presentations.
Dr. Wright’s honors and awards include the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) "Volunteer of the Year Award" in 2010 and the U.S. Congressional Merit of Recognition by U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, for his service on the KABA Finance Committee for almost 20 years, where he is currently the Chair. In 2005, he received the Midwest Finance Association's Best Paper Award in Investments sponsored by the American Association of Individual Investors. Other research awards include the Outstanding Research Paper in Investments Award from the Academy of Financial Services in 1993 and the Superior Research Paper Presentation Performance Award at the Annual Financial Management Association Meeting in New York, NY.