Louis S. Harvey
President & CEO
Founder and leader of Dalbar, Lou Harvey is relentless in the search for the forces that are shaping the world of financial services today, tomorrow and for years hence. Using Dalbar’s research capabilities, Lou Harvey seeks insights from inside and outside the industry to understand and anticipate changes in customers’ needs and the ways products are distributed.
Under his leadership, Dalbar is now recognized and respected in the financial services community for its credibility, independence and its contributions in raising the level of excellence in the industry. Fiercely committed to delivering value to customers, Lou Harvey has proved through Dalbar that the business principle of putting the customer first does work.
In the spring of 2010 Lou Harvey was named President of the Fiduciary Standards Board, an organization dedicated to maintaining fiduciary standards and communicating the inherent value of fiduciary relationships to the public at large.
Lou Harvey has held governance positions at a number of institutions including the National Association of Securities Dealers, Federal Reserve Bank, Bentley College and Plymouth Plantation.
Lou Harvey was born in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala in 1942. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of the West Indies.