Richard M. Ennis

Richard M. Ennis, CFA, managed money at Transamerica and pioneered quant investing in the early 1970s. He helped create the field of institutional investment consulting at A.G. Becker & Co. Richard co-founded EnnisKnupp, the first consultancy to be recognized as a professional services firm.  

During his career Ennis received lifetime achievement awards from CFA Institute and Investment Management Consultants Association. His research won Graham & Dodd and Bernstein Fabozzi Jacobs Levy Awards. He edited Financial Analysts Journal. He and his wife, Sally, retired to Sanibel Island, Florida, upon the sale of his firm to Aon in 2010.

Richard M. Ennis, the investment consulting pioneer who co-founded the Chicago-based firm that would become industry giant Ennis Knupp & Associates, figures institutional investors globally are having a Wile E. Coyote moment — suspended in midair after chasing Road Runner off a cliff. The timing of an eventual fall is uncertain, said Mr. Ennis in a recent interview about his memoir, Never Bullshit the Client." 

— Douglas Appell, Pensions & Investments  (Click here to read the full August 19, 2019  interview.)