Parker works as the Chief Investment Officer at Kerns Capital Management. Prior to joining KCM in 2014, he practiced law for nineteen years before opening his own wealth management firm. For nearly 30 years, Parker has acted as a fiduciary for his clients. As a former partner in a major Houston law firm, he is well aware of the particular challenges facing successful business owners and professionals who aspire to (or wish to maintain) financial independence.
Parker conducts the majority of the firm’s investment research, and developed the “Bear Hedge” strategy that is central to managing client risk in The OnCourse FORMula. On a day-to-day basis, Parker manages the AXS Multi-Strategy Alternatives Fund (f.k.a. KCM Macro Trends Fund) which won the Lipper Fund Award in 2018 and 2019 for Best Alternative Global Macro Fund over five years.
In addition, Parker is studying to become a Certified Financial Planner to assist clients with the entirety of their financial needs.
Parker grew up in Houston and attended Memorial High School with Marty Kerns. After getting his degree from Duke in 1988 on the Dean’s List, Parker graduated UT Law School in 1991 with Honors where he served as an Articles Editor on the Texas Law Review. Parker attends Memorial Drive Presbyterian, and donates his time and treasure to the University of Houston.