Michael Gayed, CFA

Michael Gayed, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Strategist

Michael A. Gayed is Portfolio Manager at Toroso Investments, an investment management company specializing in ETF focused research, investment strategies and services designed for financial advisors, RIAs, family offices and investment managers.

Prior to Toroso Investments, Michael was the Co-Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Strategist at Pension Partners, LLC, an investment advisor managing mutual funds and separate accounts.

He is the co-author of four award-winning research papers on market anomalies and investing. Michael is an active contributor to MarketWatch and has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business, as well as the Wall Street Journal Live for his unique approach to interpreting market movements. His analysis has also been featured by Marc Faber of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report.

Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Finance & Management at NYU Stern School of Business.  Michael became a CFA Charterholder in 2008 and is a two-time winner of the Charles H. Dow Award (2014, 2016).


  • 2014 - Charles H Dow Award
  • 2016 - Charles H Dow Award

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