Arthur Pancoe has been at the top of his game for so long that he is considered to be one of the top stock market advisors in the United States. According to “Find The Best”, an online data-driven financial advisor comparison site, that’s not an opinion. it’s an unbiased fact. He knows how to win. His hard-earned education in science and technology, much of it self-taught, gave him an edge in evaluating pharmaceutical and biomed stocks. That was, and to a great extent still is, the secret to his success. Now in his eighth decade, Mr. Pancoe still works for Morgan Stanley. But that’s just where he wound up.
In the beginning, Mr. Pancoe was a whiz kid at Bear Stearns. His reputation for identifying investment-worthy drug stocks was earned at great personal price when he was almost in his fifties. When coronary diseases took Mr. Pancoe’s aunt, uncle, grandmother and finally his father, he vowed a personal quest to invest in groundbreaking drugs. Mr. Pancoe tirelessly examined each drug’s market potential, even attending medical symposiums to question company doctors.
Over the years, Mr. Pancoe has made millionaires out of many of his clients, and done pretty well for himself, too. But the character of this man shines brightest through his funding of the Beth Pancoe Life Sciences Center at his alma mater, Northwestern University in Chicago. Mr. Pancoe credits his success to his education at NU, and it was there in 1999, that he lost his 20-year old granddaughter, also an NU student, to leukemia.
The Pancoes also endow a mathematics chair at the university and serve as trustees on the John Evans Society for Donors. Yet Mr. Pancoe’s best gift to the university is still giving. Mr. Pancoe was one of the early investment advisors backing the drug Pregablin, developed at Northwestern’s Medical School. Licensed by the FDA in 2007, Pregablin, marketed as Lyrica, now enjoys sales of over three billion dollars.
Yes, Mr.Pancoe, you know you have made a difference in your life when an old photo of you is being auctioned on Ebay, starting at $25! You can buy it today: a 1970 photo of Arthur Pancoe as Scientific Director of the Society Against Violence to the Environment! Undeniably, Arthur Pancoe has always been way ahead of his time…for a very long time!