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John P. Reese is founder of Validea.com, a regular columnist for RealMoney.com, Forbes.com and the author of two books on quantitative investing. He is also the founder of Validea Capital Management, and sub-advisor to two Canada-based mutual funds (National Bank Consensus American Fund & National Bank Consensus International Fund). John is a regular guest speaker at investing conferences and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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