Michael Gayed

Michael Gayed

Formal First Name

Michael Gayed is a Portfolio Manager at Tidal Financial Group, a leading ETF investment and technology platform facilitating the creation, operation and growth of ETFs. He manages the ATAC Rotation fund for Tidal, and hosts the firm’s Get Think Tanked Thursdays, a weekly live program discussing markets. Gayed is an award-winning investment manager with over 15 years of experience in the industry. A thought leader in the space, he is known for executing efforts that result in significant revenue growth, with a proven track record of capitalizing on overlooked market dynamics and relationships. He is also recognized for identifying and implementing various investment strategies to capture market anomalies while maintaining a business mindset beyond portfolio management. In addition, Gayed is the publisher of The Lead-Lag Report, an award-winning market research, where he develops and implements innovative quantitative investment strategies across SMAs and mutual funds. 

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Since 2010, Gayed has been monitoring existing client asset allocations and providing strategic portfolio recommendations.

  • He has launched 2 mutual funds with a combined AUM of $200M and actively traded $1B+ of ETFs on average per year.

  • He has prepared and published over 1K articles related to stocks, bonds, commodities, and currencies to develop market awareness.

  • He has presented to numerous CFA and CMT chapters across the country on the findings of white papers documenting market anomalies and volatility dynamics.


  • Throughout his career, Gayed has become known for identifying and applying investment strategies to capture market anomalies. 

  • He is the author of five award-winning research papers on market anomalies and investing.

  • He also maintained all major online hedge fund databases with fund performance information and established the fund’s presentation, profile and monthly updates for clients.



  • 2020 NAAIM Founders Award Finalist

  • 2020 Dow Award Finalist

  • 2016 Dow Award Winner

  • 2015 Founders Award Winner

  • 2014 Dow Award Winner

  • 2014 Founders Award Winner

  • 2014 Wagner Award Winner