Lev Marcus

Research Analyst

As a Research Analyst, Lev works to improve Merriman’s core investment solutions using an evidenced based approach. Lev spends his days researching specific topics, performing custom client analyses, preparing client materials and improving automated systems. Before joining Merriman, Lev gained experience at Parametric Portfolio Associates a quantitative asset management firm.

Lev has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington where he studied physics and astronomy. While at UW Lev competed in pole vault and is still active in the community around Seattle, coaching at high schools and local camps.

Psychology of Investing

Investing involves so much more than models and spreadsheets. It is an art rather than a science that involves humans interacting with each other. At its core, investing is a study of how we behave.

Merriman’s Take | Emotions of Investing

Everybody wants to follow the old adage “buy low and sell high,” right? Our own emotions often keep us from doing just that, and hinder us from achieving investment goals. Fortunately, there’s a way to avoid this pitfall!