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Edward Oakley Thorp

investment management company executive

Edward Oakley Thorp, American investment management company executive. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1954-1955, 62-64, Air Force Office Science Research, 1964-1973. Fellow National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics Statistics; member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

Thorp, Edward Oakley was born on August 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Oakley Glenn and Josephine (Gebert) Thorp.

Education

Bachelor in Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1953. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1958.

Career

Instructor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1956-1959, C.L.E. Moore instructor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959-1961. Assistant professor New Mexico State University, 1961-1963, associate professor mathematics, 1963-1965, University of California, Irvine, 1965-1967, professor mathematics, 1967-1982, Adjunct Professor finance, 1982-1987. Regents lecturer University of California, Irvine, 1992-1993.

Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Chairman Oakley Sutton Management Corporation, Newport Beach, California, 1972-1991. Managing general partner Princeton/Newport Partners, Newport Beach, 1969-1991, OSM Partners, MIDAS Advisors, Newport Beach, 1986-1989.

General partner Edward O. Thorp & Assocs., L.P., Newport Beach, 1989^. Portfolio manager, consultant Glenwood Investment Corporation, Chicago, 1992-1994. Principal, consultant Grosvenor Capital Management, Chicago, 1992-1993.

President Noesis Corporation, 1994^. Grantee National Science Foundation, 1954-1955, 62-64, Air Force Office Science Research, 1964-1973.

Works

Membership

Fellow National Science Foundation, Institute of Mathematics Statistics. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Astronomy, distance running.

Connections

Married Vivian Sinetar, January 28, 1956. Children: Raun, Karen, Jeffrey.

father:
Oakley Glenn Thorp

mother:
Josephine (Gebert) Thorp

spouse:
Vivian Sinetar

children:
Raun Thorp

Karen Thorp

Jeffrey Thorp