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Leo Chen, Ph.D.

Quantitative Strategy Consultant

Leo Chen serves as a Quantitative Strategy Consultant for Cumberland Advisors. He specializes in quantitative analysis, particularly in time-series empirical research. Leo works with stochastic calculus and Brownian motion. His research utilizes quantitative methods to examine market returns and underlying volatilities. Leo is also a consultant for Cumberland’s equity strategies that focus on volatility and market sentiment. Leo joined Cumberland Advisors as a consultant in 2014

Leo’s extensive research has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Morningstar, Bloomberg Radio, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Yahoo!, and various international media in Asia and Europe. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the University of South Florida and a B.A. in economics from the University of Rochester. 

In 2010, Leo was a research scholar in mathematics at the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, in Toronto, Canada. In addition to his role at Cumberland Advisors, he is the Director of the Student Managed Investment Fund at the University of South Florida, a fund under the USF Foundation and is a member of the University 403b Retirement Investment Committee. In 2021, Leo became a board member of the CFA Society Tampa Bay.