Jack L. Treynor, American economist, Died at 86

Jack Lawrence Treynor was born on February 21, 1930, and died on May 11, 2016.

He was the President of Treynor Capital Management, Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

Jack was a Senior Editor and Advisory Board member of the Journal of Investment Management, and was a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance.

Treynor served for many years as the editor of the CFA Institute’s Financial Analysts Journal.

As of 1960, Jack had a draft, which in its 1961 incarnation was titled “Market Value, Time, and Risk”.

Jack donated a copy to John Lintner at Harvard University, the only economist he knew even slightly, but Lintner failed to give Treynor any encouragement.

One of his Chicago-trained ADL colleagues, Stephen Sobotka, had sent the draft to Merton Miller.

During 2007, the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) had named Treynor as the 2007 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY), recognizing him for his preeminent contributions to financial theory and practice, especially the essence of the capital asset pricing model.

Jack L. Treynor passed away at 86 yrs old.