William Worsley learned about what goes on inside money management firms by hiring, firing, and monitoring them on behalf of large pensions, endowments, and foundations. Over more than 25 years he met with hundreds of U.S. and international investment firms specializing in public and private equity, fixed income, and currency hedging. A chartered financial analyst, he has been investing in the stock market since he was 13. In 2016 he retired as managing director of a firm that oversees money managers.
In an earlier career he was a senior text editor at Time-Life Books, where he wrote and edited articles on a wide variety of popular topics. He holds three degrees from the University of Virginia, including a B.A. and M.A. in English, and an M.B.A. from the Darden School. He lives in northern Virginia, where he was born and raised.