The ATAC Rotation Mutual Fund is managed by Edward M. Dempsey, CFP and Michael A. Gayed, CFA of Pension Partners, LLC, a registered investment advisor.

Edward M. Dempsey, CFP®


Mr. Dempsey’s career spans more than 25 years specializing in research, pension planning, model development, investment management and asset allocation.

In addition to his responsibilities as co-portfolio manager of the ATAC Mutual Fund, he is the Chief Investment Officer of Pension Partners, LLC, a firm he founded in 1999.  Mr. Dempsey sets the overall research and investment strategy for Pension Partners, a boutique alternative investment firm employing a proprietary approach based on the firm’s award winning research. He has been interviewed on national media, including CNBC and Bloomberg TV/Radio.

Mr. Dempsey holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation.

Michael A. Gayed, CFA


As Chief Investment Strategist, 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.

Mr. Gayed earned his B.S. from New York University, and is a CFA Charterholder.