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Degas A. Wright

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Chief Executive Officer and Chief...

Decatur Capital Management
250 East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Suite 325
Decatur, Georgia 30030
United States

Company Description: Decatur Capital Management, formerly Cornerstone Asset Management, is an employee-owned, SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The firm was founded by Degas A....   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree , Mathematics
    the United States Military Academy at West Point , New York
  • Master of Science degree , Economics
    University of Texas at El Paso , Texas
  • University of Texas at El Paso
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Decatur Capital Management - DCM Team
www.decaturcapital.com, 21 Oct 2014 [cached]
Degas Wright
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Degas Wright CEO & CIO Portfolio Manager - Large-Cap Growth strategies
Decatur Capital Management, Inc.
www.decaturcapital.com, 23 Dec 2011 [cached]
Degas A. Wright, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer As the founding principal of Decatur Capital Management, Inc., Degas serves on the investment strategy and compliance committees. He is responsible for setting investment policy, asset allocation, and lead portfolio manager for the firm's U.S. large cap growth strategy. Degas graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, a Master of Science degree in Economics from University of Texas at El Paso, Texas. While attending the University of Texas at El Paso, he was elected to Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the international Honors Society for economic students. He became a captain in the U.S. Army. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and the NASD Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor license. Degas served as Corporate Treasurer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) managing its reserve funds. Also, he served as member of the pension committee. He has numerous years of experience in economic analysis and investment management. In addition, to his career achievements, he has served on several nonprofit boards in leadership positions.
Decatur Capital Management - Early Years
www.decaturcapital.com, 27 May 2012 [cached]
The firm was founded by Degas A. Wright, CFA and Ralph J. Bryant, CPA and began operations in 2000.
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While serving as treasurer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and a member of MARTA's pension committee, Degas was curious about drivers of the market. As many of the investment managers he met with could not provide satisfactory answers to his questions, he began in earnest to research the market. After several years and many late nights, Degas developed an investment thesis. However, without any direct investment industry experience, it was not clear how he could he start an investment firm.
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Ralph had worked with Degas at a consulting firm in the early 1990's, and Ralph and Degas had developed a friendship over the years.
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Ralph had worked with Degas at a consulting firm in the early 1990's, and Ralph and Degas had developed a friendship over the years.
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Naturally, Degas turned to Ralph for advice on establishing a business.
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Degas and Ralph soon realized that with their combined skills, expanding Ralph's accounting practice into asset management was a logical step.
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Degas's and Ralph's first office space was 550 square feet with two small offices in a walk-up two story condominium office building. Thus, in June 2000, with zero assets under management and at the height of the technology bubble, Cornerstone Asset Management began operations.
Ralph deftly managed the firm's finances, while Degas worked on the investment thesis and developed the firm's quantitative approach to evaluating a firm's fundamental ratios and potential for stock price appreciation.
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Based on their unwavering faith, though, Ralph and Degas eked out an existence from accounting assignments and consulting work.
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At the time, Degas was convinced that the firm's quantitative approach would work even in a declining market. He shared with several prospects the firm's investment approach.
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Looking back, Ralph, Degas, and Decatur Capital have been mentored and guided by many friends and supporters in the industry.
Atherton-Consulting
www.athertonconsultinggroup.com, 27 Sept 2013 [cached]
Degas A. Wright, CFA Chief Investment Officer Decatur Capital Management, Inc.
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