Cynthia Axelrod
Women in Finance
Associate Professor
  • Office LocationAlter Hall 422
  • Curriculum Vitae View
  • Titles & RolesDirector, Financial Planning, OwlFund, Faculty Advisor for Woman in Finance


Cindy Axelrod recently joined the Fox School of Business as an Assistant Professor in the Finance Department. Prior to joining Fox, Ms. Axelrod was a Senior Securities Analyst and Investment Professional with over 25 years experience in equity analysis and portfolio management. She has a successful track record of investing client assets utilizing value, growth, and GARP investment disciplines across all market capitalizations.

Ms. Axelrod is accomplished in equity analysis, with a sharp focus on the ability to assess important and timely business trends as they relate to corporate balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Cindy is a results oriented professional who has consistently demonstrated an expertise in identifying critical business trends and catalysts and their impact on stock performance.

Most recently, Ms. Axelrod was employed by Glenmede Trust Company as a Vice President, and covered the healthcare and consumer staples sectors of the S&P 500. During her 10-year tenure, she outperformed the S&P 500, developed diversification strategies for clients with concentrated investment positions, evaluated private investment opportunities that enabled effective and profitable analysis, and participated in new business development.

She holds an M.B.A. and B.S. from Drexel University, specializing in Investment Management and Finance. Ms. Axelrod earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation in June, 2000.

Awards and Honors

  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Faculty of the Year, 2014, MS Investment Management


  • Owl Fund Seminar I and II
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investments
  • Investment Management

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