WALL STREET EXECUTIVE
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.