Michael A. Gayed, CFA
As Portfolio Manager, Mr. Gayed helps to structure portfolios to best take advantage of various strategies designed to maximize the amount of time and capital spent in potentially outperforming investments. Prior to his current role, he served as Portfolio Manager for a large international investment group, trading long/short investment ideas. From 2004 – 2008, he was a Portfolio Strategist at AmeriCap Advisers, LLC. As a member of the investment committee, he performed detailed analysis and helped to structure client portfolios. In 2007, Mr. Gayed launched his own long/short hedge fund, using various trading strategies focused on taking advantage of stock market anomalies.
Mr. Gayed is an active contributor to popular financial websites and has been interviewed on national media, including CNBC and Bloomberg TV/Radio. An award-winning author, Mr. Gayed is a sought after speaker discussing his research and unique approach to interpreting market movements. He has co-authored four award-winning research papers on market anomalies and investing.
Mr. Gayed earned his B.S. from New York University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Prior to his current role, he served as Portfolio Manager for a large international investment group, trading long/short investment ideas. From 2004 – 2008.
Michael Venuto, CIO
Michael J. Venuto is an ETF industry veteran with over a decade of experience in the design and implementation of ETF-based investment strategies. He is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Toroso Investments, LLC. Michael is the lead portfolio for the first actively managed ETF focused on Blockchain (BLOK) companies filed in the US. He is also, behind the launch of the Toroso ETF Industry Index, which measures and monitors the performance of publicly traded companies that derive revenue from the Exchange Traded Funds ecosystem.
Previously, he was Head of Investments at Global X Funds where he provided portfolio optimization services to institutional clients. Before that, he was Senior Vice President at Horizon Kinetics where his responsibilities included new business development, investment strategy, Fintech private equity and strategic initiatives. In 2014, Michael was chosen as one the ETF.COM All Stars for his research and is often quoted as an ETF expert in publications such as Reuters and Barron’s.
Toroso Asset Management is an innovative registered investment advisor, dedicated to understanding, researching and managing assets within the expanding ETF universe.
Our investment philosophy emulates many of the values and benefits inherent in ETFs such as: transparency, liquidity and tax efficiency.