Richard (Rick) T. Murray III

Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager


At Midwest Advisors, Mr. Murray is responsible for the investment strategy, evaluation of investment opportunities, portfolio construction and management as well as risk management and compliance. Prior to founding Midwest Advisors, Mr. Murray spent six years at Hovde Capital Advisors LLC in Washington DC, a manager of financial services and real estate focused long/short equity and credit hedge funds and served as a director for Great Wolf Resorts, a publicly traded lodging company.

He also spent over seven years as an equity research analyst following the real estate and housing sectors for Raymond James & Associates, Inc. in St. Petersburg, FL. Before this, Mr. Murray was employed by A.G. Edward Sons, Inc. in St. Louis, MO and he also has previous real estate experience with Gundaker in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Murray’s fundamental research and stock picking have been recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Forbes/Starmine. He has also appeared numerous times on financial and national news television programs such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, Morning Call, Kudlow & Company, Bloomberg, and The Nightly Business Report and has been quoted extensively in national print media publications.


Mr. Murray graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a B.S. degree in Finance.