Wall Street 50 – 2007

James P. O’Shaughnessy/Bear Stearns Asset Management

As the Director of Systematic Equity and a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns Asset Management, James O’Shaughnessy oversees the management of over $12 billion in separately managed accounts and mutual funds for individual investors and institutions.

A pioneer in quantitative equity analysis, dubbed a “statistical guru” and “legendary investor” by Barron ‘s, James has established himself as a leading financial expert. He has written several books including Invest Like the Best, What Works on Wall Street, How to Retire Rich, and his most recent, Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow, published by Portfolio Books.

O’Shaughnessy is a fourth-generation Irish American who takes great pride in his Irish heritage. “The Irish have done so much for the world and I’m delighted that Ireland is enjoying such great success,” he says. He graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and studied international economics and business diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Melissa and their three children, and is a member of the Irish American Cultural Institute.