Leo Chen, PhD.
Leo is a member of the firms Advisory Board. Leo is an investment consultant with background in quantitative research. He specializes in quantitative analysis, particularly in time-series empirical research. Leo works with stochastic calculus and Brownian motion. His research utilizes quantitative methods to examine market returns and underlying volatilities. Since 2014, Leo has worked as a consultant to Cumberland Advisors leading Cumberland’s equity strategies that focus on volatility and market sentiment.
Leo’s extensive research has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Morningstar, Bloomberg Radio, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Yahoo!, and various international media in Asia and Europe. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in economics from the University of Rochester.
In 2010, Leo was a research scholar in mathematics at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, in Toronto, Canada. In addition to his role at Cumberland Advisors, he is the Director of the Student Managed Investment Fund at the University of South Florida, a fund under the USF Foundation and is a member of the University 403b Retirement Investment Committee. In 2021, Leo became a board member of the CFA Society Tampa Bay.