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The ATAC Rotation Mutual Fund is managed by Pension Partners, LLC, a registered investment advisor.

Edward M. Dempsey, CFP®
Portfolio Manager

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Edward M. Dempsey, CFP® is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Pension Partners, LLC.

For over 25 years, Mr. Dempsey has provided professional management and advice in the areas of pension planning and investment management. He has built a reputation for being an alternative manager, able to position client portfolios in ways that traditional Wall Street firms don’t in an effort to continuously maximize the amount of time and capital spent in potentially outperforming investments. Mr. Dempsey’s clients include principals of closely held businesses, high net worth individuals, executives of large corporations, and small endowments. He has co-hosted live programs and been interviewed on Bloomberg numerous times. Mr. Dempsey is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Michael A. Gayed, CFA
Portfolio Manager

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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.