Alexander Robichek: October 31, 1925 -
February 2, 1978
Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Alex was
the "perfect" husband and
father. He was a wonderful provider for
the family, but he was never too busy to
spend time with his kids.
Alex was extremely smart, and this
intelligence led him to become fluent in
5 languages. He became one of the
most-liked and most well-respected
professors of finance at the Graduate
School of Business at Stanford University.
Even decades after his passing, the
Business School continues to recognize
his accomplishments by presenting the
Alexander Robichek Award, recognizing
achievement in finance courses.
Alex authored several finance books
that are still referenced today. As
stated by one of his colleagues, William
F. Sharpe, "Alex Robichek combined a
traditionalist's view of finance with a
thirst for new ideas. He placed a premium
on useful theory. He contributed much,
through research and teaching. His
premature death caused a tremendous loss
for the field of finance, for Stanford
and for me."
Despite all of the honor and respect
he earned, he never let it go to his
head. He was extremely modest and never
bragged about his accomplishments. His
friends, colleagues and students
considered him to be quite down-to-earth.
To his children, he was quite simply a
loving and fun person, and we were proud
to have him as our father. In the year of
his passing, his three children prepared
Tribute to his life.