Investment Advisory Committee

  • David Brown
    Dr. David Brown

    Professor Brown teaches the fixed-income securities courses at the undergraduate and graduate level programs. He serves as the Director of the MSF (Master of Science‐Finance) Program. His current research focuses on real estate finance and the pricing of default risk in corporate bonds. He has made a number of presentations at national meetings and at other universities. He has been a visiting professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and served as an investment officer for NISA Investment Advisors LLC.

  • Laurence Smith
    Laurence Smith

    Mr. Smith is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Third Wave Global Investors, LLC, and a founding partner. Third Wave Global Investors, LLC, is a registered investment advisor specializing in global macro strategies with $375 million AUM. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Global Chief Investment Officer of Credit Suisse Asset Management, a position he held from 1999–2003. In 2002, he simultaneously served as Chief Executive Officer of CSAM Americas. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Florida and an MBA in finance and international business from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • William Harrell, Jr.
    William Harrell, Jr.

    Mr. Harrell has been a Principal of Capco Asset Management since its formation in 2002. Prior to that time, he was a partner in Trenam Kemker, a large Tampa law firm, where his practice focused on business litigation. He was employed by Trenam Kemker for ten years, from the time he graduated from law school. He resigned his partnership to form Capco and pursue investing on a full-time basis. Mr. Harrell is a graduate of Duke University (BA 1989), Duke University School of Law (JD 1992) and the University of Florida College of Business Administration (MBA 2004, with a concentration in Graham-Buffett Security Analysis), where he was first in his class.

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith

    Mr. Smith is Managing Director of Global Endowment Management. Mr. Smith joined GEM in April 2010. Previously, he served as Chief Investment Officer of the University of Florida Investment Management Company, Investment Manager at DUMAC and Director of Research at Hewitt Investment Group. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Canon Coleman
    Canon Coleman

    Mr. Coleman is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida and joined in 2020. Previously, Mr. Coleman served nineteen years with Invesco US as a Small Cap Value Team Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Corporate Associate, as well as a senior auditor at Deloitte. He graduated from The Wharton School of Business to receive his MBA and received both a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting at the University of Florida.

  • Peter Gylfe
    Peter Gylfe

    Mr. Gylfe is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Millennium and joined in 2021. Previously, Mr. Gylfe served as a Managing Director and Co-Founder of Bay Street Ventures, Global Equities at Citadel, Portfolio Manager at Hutchin Hill Capital, Senior Analyst at Balyasny Asset Management, Analyst at Millennium, and an Investment Banking Analyst at Citi Bank. He also graduated with both his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Florida.