About Gary P. Brinson
A national authority on global investing, Gary P. Brinson is founder of Chicago-based global asset firm Brinson Partners, Inc. Before his retirement in 2000, Brinson was executive committee member and chairman of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. Brinson also created a philanthropic organization in the Chicago area called The Brinson Foundation, which funds charitable grants and focuses support in the areas of education, science and public health. The Brinson Foundation supports scientific research in the areas of astrophysics and cosmology as well as geophysics and medical research. In addition to funding graduate students and postdocs at Fermilab’s Center for Particle Astrophysics, the Foundation also funds scientific research at Chicago's Adler Planetarium.