Greg is the Chairman and founder of Greycourt & Co., Inc., an open architecture wealth advisory firm serving substantial families and select endowments on a global basis. Prior to founding Greycourt, Greg served for many years as president of a financial office serving the Mellon family and as President of the Laurel Foundation. He was also an attorney with the global law firm, Reed Smith.
Greg is the author of three investment books: Family Capital: Working with Wealthy Families to Manage Their Money Across Generations (2016), The Stewardship of Wealth: Successful Private Wealth Management for Investors and their Advisors (2013) and Creative Capital: Managing Private Wealth in a Complex World (2004). He is also the author of numerous journal articles and white papers on a variety of investment topics. Greg’s popular investment blog is available at GregoryDCurtis.com/Blog »
Greg is also an award-winning poet, having won the Academy of American Poets Prize and been a finalist for the Eve of St. Agnes Award (Peter Viereck, judge), among others. His volume of poetry, Working for a Living, appeared in 2014.
In 2013, Greg received the Thought Leader of the Decade Award from the Family Wealth Alliance for his many contributions to the intellectual capital of the wealth management industry.
Over the years Greg has served on many investment committees for family and institutional investors. He currently serves (or recently served) on the investment committees for Carnegie Mellon University, The Pittsburgh Foundation, St. John’s College, United Educators Insurance Co., Waycrosse, Inc. and Winchester Thurston School.
Greg has served on and chaired many boards over the years. Most recently, he has chaired the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Foundation (the community foundation for the Pittsburgh region); chaired the Board of Visitors and Governors at St. John’s College (Annapolis and Santa Fe); and chaired the Board of Directors of The Investment Fund for Foundations (which he also co-founded). He is currently Vice Chair of the subscribers advisory board of United Educators, a reciprocal risk retention group in Bethesda, Maryland.
Greg holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College, a JD degree from Harvard Law School, and he is a graduate of The Endowment Institute at Harvard Business School. He also holds an honorary BA degree from St. John’s College.
Greg has six children and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Simin, the founder and CEO of the American Middle East Institute.