Leah Wald is an economist with an expertise in asset management focusing on value investing. She co-founded Valkyrie with CIO Steven McClurg, after a career spanning NGOs, the World Bank, and asset management. 

Prior roles include a stint at Vital Financial, where Ms. Wald spearheaded investment strategies for multi-billion dollar asset managers on global macro strategy; Ms. Wald was also partner at Lucid Investment Strategies, an asset management firm specializing in cryptocurrency investments. Additionally, she worked at the World Bank Group and co-founded Veterati, a mentorship platform assisting unemployed and transitioning US veterans to secure meaningful employment.

Ms. Wald is a contributing writer for Forbes and co-authored the book Hyperwave Theory: The Rogue Waves of Financial Markets.