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CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth is proud to present Charterholder Chatter – a podcast focused on investment professionals.

Join host Paul Olschwanger as he chats with local and national investment legends about a variety of topics including AI, cybersecurity and risk, ESG, and more.

Jul 15, 2022

What an honor to spend time in person with the one and only Luther King. So genuine and humble, he is still learning from the younger generations, believing “you take care of your clients, and they will take care of you”. Luther shares more details about his professional journey, his motivation for giving back, and his excitement for the future of our industry and professionals. 

He founded Luther King Capital Management (otherwise known as LKCM) in 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas. With additional offices today in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, the firm is independently owned, and provides investment advisory services to high-net-worth individuals, families, and a wide variety of institutions, employing 100 people, and managing over $25b in assets.

Luther’s professional career began in 1963 as a credit analyst at First National Bank of Fort Worth. Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he was honorably discharged in 1968. Two years later, he went to work as a senior investment officer for Shareholders Management Company (which later became a part of American General Insurance). 

In 1973, he joined Lionel D. Edie & Company – a New York-based investment firm – as Director and Manager of the Dallas office. The company was sold five years later, and in 1979, Luther founded LKCM.

Within the categories of leadership, contributions, awards and recognition, Luther has clearly dedicated his life to giving back to many institutions, including, but not limited to Employees Retirement System of Texas, UTIMCO, TCU, CFA Society of DFW Strategic Advisory Board, and four public companies. Today, the Teresa and Luther King Entrance marks a prominent boundary on the TCU campus along with the King Family Commons. In fact, Six 600 Horned Frogs live in the Teresa and Luther King Residence Hall. Across campus, students at the Neeley School of Business hone their skills at the LKCM Center for Financial Studies, and a significant number have become interns at his firm.

Disclaimer: All podcast discussions represent only the views and opinions of the host and guests. This podcast in no way constitutes investment advice and is not an offer to buy or sell any products or services.