Dr. Michael D. McNiven serves as a Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager for Cumberland's International Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) portfolio style. He is also responsible for Business Development/Sales training and coordination within the firm. He speaks at conferences and other investment fora explaining Cumberland's investment philosophy and portfolio options to individuals, brokers and institutional clients.
Dr. McNiven began his career at the Financial Times based in New York where he conducted the North American Market Readership research study as well as the Financial Times research into US university and higher education readership. He then assumed the partnership marketing role to pursue business development opportunities throughout the US and later managed the advertising sales function for US classifieds, art, and residential and commercial real estate advertising.
Dr. McNiven joined Cumberland Advisors in April of 2009 as a marketing consultant and then as an Investment Advisor Representative of the firm. Prior to joining Cumberland Advisors, Dr. McNiven was an Assistant Professor at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey teaching strategic marketing communications, research, and advertising courses. He has taught courses and assisted at Rowan University, University of Georgia, Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah for both B.A. and M.A. degrees, and also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Athens.