Company History

Empirical Modeling and Analytics, Inc., (dba EMA Softech) is a wealth-management research and software technology firm located in Plano, Texas.  Our founder, Dr. James D. MacBeth, PhD., was an associate of Dr. Eugene F. Fama, PhD. at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in the mid-to-late 1970’s and jointly worked on financial economics and capital markets research while publishing several research papers together. 

For the past 30 years EMA has served as a consultative research and production resource for registered investment advisors, pension consultants, and custodial banks. EMA provides these large financial institutions with returns-based style analysis (risk profiling and attribution) and asset allocation software solutions on a worldwide basis. EMA also assists these entities with the evaluation and selection of money managers.  

We have developed a suite of financial software applications and tools that we utilize in providing consulting services that analyze and model investment portfolios and risk adjusted manager performance.  What makes EMA Softech unique is our ability to rapidly develop software tools to meet the informational and operational requirements of our clients. EMA Softech’s research and development team includes PhD’s in statistics and research and MBA’s with substantial project supervisory or management experience. All consulting services, programming and technical support is based in Plano, Texas.