Company Overview

History of the Firm

TrimTabs Asset Management is an investment management firm focused on alpha-oriented strategies. Our methodology is informed by almost three decades of research and eight years of real time application.

  • TrimTabs Investment Research is founded by Charles Biderman as a leading independent institutional research firm focused on equity market liquidity.


    1990

  • TrimTabs Investment Research shifts focus from short selling to equity market liquidity research.


    1995

  • TrimTabs Investment Research starts daily collection of data on U.S. exchange-traded funds. Goldman Sachs purchases minority share in TrimTabs


    2007

  • TrimTabs Asset Management is founded with an aim to deliver alpha without paying high management fees.


    2008

  • TrimTabs begins subadvising TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (TTFS).


    2011

  • TrimTabs Asset Management Trust is formed to launch TrimTabs family of actively managed free cash flow funds. The TrimTabs All Cap US Free-Cash-Flow ETF (TTAC) is launched.


    2016

  • TrimTabs Asset Management Launches the TrimTabs All Cap International Free-Cash-Flow ETF (TTAI)


    2017

  • TTAC crosses the $100mm AUM Milestone


    2018

  • TrimTabs introduces new CEO: Bob Shea

    TrimTabs launches DFNV and DFHY


    2020

Our Team

TrimTabs’s management team has broad investment management experience, with proven expertise in all areas of asset management.

  • Bob Shea

    CEO
    Chief Investment Officer

    Bob joins TTAM from J.A. Forlines Group, which he co-founded in 2009 and for which he most recently served as President and Co-Chief Investment Officer. He has also held senior positions with Tegean Capital, AsiaSource Capital and Goldman Sachs, where he was a Partner in charge of Cash Equities Trading and served as a member of Goldman’s equities division Risk and Global Trading Committees.

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  • Janet Flanders Johnston, CFA

    Co-Chief Investment Officer
    Portfolio Manager

    Janet Flanders Johnston, CFA, is a Co-Chief Investment Officer at TrimTabs Asset Management, responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm’s two ETFS: US All-Cap Free Cash Flow (TTAC) and International All-Cap Free Cash Flow (TTAI). Ms. Johnston joined TrimTabs as Portfolio Manager in May 2017. Prior to joining TrimTabs, Ms. Johnston was managing her family’s premier timber and hunting business from 2015. In addition, Ms. Johnston was an ETF Advisor from 2012 to 2015 and a Managing Partner from 2011 to 2012 at Madrona Partners, Inc. She was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President for Avatar Associates from 2010 to 2011. Earlier in her career, Ms. Johnston was on the investment team where legendary investor, Martin Zweig, was Director of Research and Chairman of the Investment Committee. Ms. Johnston holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia and is a CFA charter holder. She has been featured on Bloomberg TV and Radio, in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and numerous other media outlets.

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  • Derin Cohen

    Chief Operating & Compliance Officer

    Derin Cohen joined TrimTabs Asset Management in July 2017. Prior to joining TrimTabs, Derin performed internal operations audits covering mutual funds, closed-end funds, and exchange traded funds. Mr. Cohen manages the firm’s marketing campaigns and assists in various daily operations. Derin received his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


  • Vince (Qijun) Chen

    Senior Quantitative Analyst

    Vince (Qijun) Chen is a Senior Quantitative Analyst at TrimTabs Assets Management, responsible for managing and developing rules-based portfolio strategies for TrimTabs Indexed ETFs, and proprietary quantitative stock selection models for TrimTabs Active ETFs. Vince received his Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, and his Bachelor of Economics from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.


  • Byron Ramult

    Director of Sales

    Byron Ramult is the Director of Sales for TrimTabs Asset Management, responsible for Sales and Distribution for the entire United States. Mr. Ramult has held senior sales positions with multiple global asset managers that distribute various types of investment vehicles for much of his career. Byron is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where he received a BS in Business and majored in Finance.




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About TTAM

Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

Opinions expressed are subject to change at any time, are not guaranteed and should not be considered investment advice.

Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the statutory and summary prospectuses, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the Fund’s website at www.trimtabsfunds.com/ttac, www.trimtabsfunds.com/ttai, www.trimtabsfunds.com/dfnv, www.trimtabsfunds.com/dfhy. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

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There is no guarantee that the funds will achieve its investment objective. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Because the Fund is an ETF (rather than a mutual fund), shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV, and are not individually redeemable. Owners of the shares may acquire those shares from the Fund and tender those shares for redemption to the Fund in Creation Unit aggregations only, consisting of 25,000 shares. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Investments in the Fund include risks associated with small-and mid-cap securities, which involve limited liquidity and greater volatility than large-cap securities.

Market Price: The current price at which shares are bought and sold. Market returns are based upon last trade price. NAV: The dollar value of a single share, based on the value of the underlying assets of the fund minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. Calculated at the end of each business day.