Gordon Thompson

Chief Modeler. Of counsel.

Education & Accreditation

BS, University of Arizona
MS, Stanford University
PhD, Stanford University

About Gordon

Dr. Thompson, a distinguished PhD in Engineering from Stanford University, has carved a remarkable career in the financial planning industry, particularly known for his contributions from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His expertise in engineering economy, mathematical and statistical methods, and operations research has positioned him as a leading figure in the early development of this sector.

Initially serving as a Senior Financial Analyst at SRI International from 1972 to 1980, Dr. Thompson later founded Thompson Tuckman Andersen Inc. in 1980, a financial planning and advisory firm backed by five major US banks. He continued his entrepreneurial journey by co-owning and consulting for Thompson Andersen Inc. from 1984 to 1993, and eventually founding QEX Capital Management Inc. in 1993.

Throughout his career, Dr. Thompson has been deeply involved in the financial services industry, with a particular focus over the last four decades on developing models for trading financial securities. His groundbreaking VAMA systems, introduced in 1987, are still utilized by him and other money managers for successful trading in high-yield and other low volatility funds, mostly in the bond sector. His systems have notably guided a mutual fund to consistently rank among the top five in the high-yield category according to Morningstar, often securing the first or second position.

Since 2010, Dr. Thompson has also been pioneering in the study and development of mathematical and statistical methods to identify stocks and financial instruments with the potential to outperform their benchmarks. His focus has been on creating systems for trading specific groups or populations of stocks and other financial instruments, continuing his legacy as a visionary and leader in the field.