Leo Chen

Leo Chen

Student Managed Investment Fund Director
Room: BSN 3133
Phone: (813) 974-6314


Gaole (Leo) Chen is a professor in the Muma College of Business Finance Department and is the director of the Student Managed Investment Fund, a program in which students pitch real-money investments to a board of professional investors and advisors.

Prior to accepting his current position here, he was a portfolio manager and quantitative strategist at Cumberland Advisors in Sarasota, where he actively managed two U.S. equity portfolios. He specializes in quantitative analysis and his research utilizes quantitative methods to examine market returns and underlying volatilities. As a strategist at Cumberland, Chen uses his background in mathematics to help interpret risk in the markets. He also taught finance as an assistant professor at the University of Southern Mississippi.

He holds a PhD from USF in business administration and finance.

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