Stuart E. Lucas

Adjunct Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Stuart Lucas has worked as an investment professional for over 30 years. He is the founder, Chairman and co-Chief Investment Officer of Wealth Strategist Partners, LLC, an investment advisor to selected families and entrepreneurs specializing in the management of long-term taxable wealth.  Lucas is a fourth-generation heir of E.A. Stuart, founder of the Carnation Company, best known as the maker of such all-American food products as Carnation evaporated milk, Friskies pet food, Coffee-Mate non-dairy creamer, and Contadina food products. In 1985, the Stuart family sold Carnation to Nestlé, the Swiss-based global food giant.
Lucas teaches Wealth and Family Enterprise Management at the MBA level, and designed and teaches the Private Wealth Management executive education program, exclusively for wealth owners, for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His book, Wealth: Grow It and Protect It (FT Press, 2013), in its second edition, has been published on three continents and has been used in both the Chicago Booth and Wharton Schools' Private Wealth Management programs. He is the author of numerous articles on investing and wealth management, including "The 50% Rule."
Lucas founded WSP in 2004 as the successor to his family's investment platform; the family remains a client of WSP. Previously, he was the Senior Managing Director of the Ultra-High Net Worth Group within Private Client Services at Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), General Manager of European operations of Wellington Management Company, and Assistant Portfolio Manager of a Forbes Honor Roll mutual fund.
In addition to serving his private clients, Lucas is Chairman of the Investment Committee of National Public Radio and board member of the NPR Foundation. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board and co-chairs the investment committee of the Stuart Foundation, a $500 million foundation dedicated to improving public education and child welfare in California and Washington. He has a B.A. with honors from Dartmouth College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.