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.


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


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


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


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


  • 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.


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


  • TTAC crosses the $100mm AUM Milestone


  • TrimTabs introduces new CEO: Bob Shea

    TrimTabs launches DFNV and DFHY


Our Team

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

  • Bob Shea

    Chief Investment Officer

    Bob joins TTAM from J.A. Forlines Global, 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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  • 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

    Portfolio Manager,
    Senior Quantitative Analyst

    Vince leads the development of quantitative investment strategies and is responsible for the portfolio management of TrimTabs Active ETFs, SMAs, and TTAM Indices. Vince earned his Master of Science in Quantitative Methods and Modeling from Baruch College, and Bachelor of Economics from the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

  • Catherine Daly

    Director of Sales

    Cate oversees all areas of distribution associated with intermediaries including national accounts, investor relations and platform development. Prior to joining TrimTabs Asset Management in 2021, she held senior positions in business development and product management at various wholly owned subsidiaries of Brookfield Asset Management. Cate joined Brookfield in early 2018 via the firm's acquisition of energy infrastructure-focused adviser, Center Coast Capital Holdings, LLC and certain assets of HRC Financial Group, a third-party marketing and servicing agent to financial advisors and wealth managers. At HRC she was a Regional Director on the sales team and the Assistant Sales Manager. Cate holds FINRA 7, 6 and 63 licenses. Cate lives in Southampton, NY with her family. They enjoy spending time with friends and family and taking their dog Sonny to the beach.

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About TTAM

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