Robert A. Garvy, founder and chairman emeritus of INTECH, joined the company in January 1991, and in partnership with Dr. E. Robert Fernholz, has helped build the firm from a single product provider into a solutions-based global investment manager with over $40 billion in assets under management in 2019. Mr. Garvy’s broad exposure to plan design, asset allocation, manager selection and performance analysis provided a unique background and perspective that led to the growth and development of INTECH among institutional investors around the world.
Mr. Garvy earned his M.B.A. at Georgia State University in 1976 with special emphasis on investment theory. After graduation, Mr. Garvy joined Blackburn & Company in Atlanta, GA where he was a vice president of their pension consulting division. He later joined Wilshire Associate, a well-known and highly regarded national investment consulting firm. At Wilshire for 12 years, he was a senior vice president and general partner and co-founded their pension consulting division. In that role, he assisted in the growth and development of the division into one of national prominence.
Mr. Garvy has more than 40 years of investment experience. He is a well-known speaker at investment conferences and seminars and has been invited to present INTECH’s research at universities and consultant gatherings throughout the world. Mr. Garvy sat on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (The Q-Group).
Mr. Garvy is Chairman of the Educational Programs Committee of the UCF Board of Trustees. UCF is the second largest university in the U.S. with over 68,000 students. He also has served on the business school advisory council at the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Garvy has been active in community affairs. He has served as a member of the Palm Beach County Investment Board and as a trustee of the Palm Beach Retirement Board for over ten years. He is a past Chairman of Rosarian Academy and has been active with Cardinal Newman High School. He is a member of the Society of the Four Arts and served on the board of the Sailfish Club.