Gor­don Mur­ray

WALL STREET EX­EC­U­TIVE

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS -

Gor­don Mur­ray, 60, a for­mer Wall Street fi­nan­cial ex­ec­u­tive who co-wrote the best-sell­ing “ The In­vest­ment An­swer” af­ter ceas­ing treat­ment for ter­mi­nal brain can­cer, died Jan. 15 at his home in Burlingame, Calif.

He re­ceived a di­ag­no­sis of glioblas­toma, a type of brain can­cer, in 2008.

Af­ter a re­cur­rence of the dis­ease last year, he de­clined fur­ther treat­ment and be­gan writ­ing “ The In­vest­ment An­swer” with co-author and fi­nan­cial ad­viser Daniel Goldie.

The pair self-pub­lished the primer on fi­nan­cial in­vest­ing in Au­gust, and it be­came a best­seller af­ter an ar­ti­cle about Mr. Mur­ray ap­peared in the New York Times in Novem­ber.

The book’s Web site de­scribes it as a straight­for­ward guide that will ben­e­fit in­di­vid­ual in­vestors rather than the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try giants that em­ployed Mr. Mur­ray for more than 25 years.

A Bal­ti­more na­tive, Mr. Mur­ray rose from Gold­man Sachs bond sales­man to man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for Lehman Broth­ers and Credit Suisse First Bos­ton. He re­tired in 2001 and be­came a con­sul­tant for Di­men­sional Fund Ad­vi­sors, an in­vest­ment man­age­ment firm.

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