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Sunil Wahal

Dr. Sunil Wahal

Investment Committee

Dr. Sunil Wahal is a member of Wipfli Financial Advisors’ (Wipfli Financial) Investment Committee, where he lends his decades of experience and specialized knowledge on capital markets and asset allocation to bring a robust academic perspective to Wipfli Financial’s investment strategy.

Currently, he serves as the Jack D. Furst Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Investment Engineering at the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. His research focuses on short- and long-horizon trading strategies (momentum, profitability, and others), trading issues (trading algorithm design, trading costs, and high frequency trading) and delegated portfolio management and asset allocation for large institutional investors. He has been published extensively in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and numerous other journals.

Sunil is also a consultant to asset manager Avantis Investors. Prior to that, he a consultant to Dimensional Fund Advisors (2005-2019) and AJO Partners. He sits on a number of investment committees. Additionally, he is a regular speaker at academic and practitioner conferences, and has given numerous presentations to sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, family offices, DB plans, DC plans and registered investment advisors.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University

Bachelor of Arts, with Honors in Economics, from the University of Delhi