Marshall Berol has been an investment manager in San Francisco since 1982. In 2000, he became the chief investment officer of Malcolm H. Gissen & Associates Inc. In addition, for more than 15 years, Berol has owned his own investment firm, BL/SH. His management experience has focused primarily on investments in publicly traded companies, including real estate investment trusts and limited partnerships. Berol did his undergraduate work at the University of California (Berkeley) and received a J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
David Burkart, CFA, is the founder of Coloma Capital Futures LLC, bringing his experience from Barclays Global Investors, where he built and managed their $800+ million institutional and $9 billion exchange-traded commodities business. He holds degrees from the Wharton School of Business (MBA in finance), the University of Virginia (M.A. in foreign affairs) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. in economics).
John Catizone is a managing director and head of Institutional Sales - Americas for Commodity Index Products for BNP Paribas. He has over 24 years' experience in commodities, with roles in all aspects of the asset class. Notably, Catizone worked 10 years with Merrill Lynch, 10 years with AIG and more recently, two years with Prospect Ridge Energy, which is involved in the exploration and production of natural gas and crude oil. He has experience in inventory finance, trading of futures and physical commodities, commodity index sales and construction. Catizone has been with BNP Paribas as a managing director since late 2010 to promote BNP Paribas' commodity index products in the Americas to institutional investors.
Kyle Cooper is managing director of research at Cypress Energy Capital Management LP, and maintains his role at energy consulting firm IAF Advisors. Previously, he was managing director of research for Velite Capital Management, vice president of energy futures research at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup Global Markets and held various positions at multiple energy companies. Cooper is a graduate of Texas A&M with a B.S. in aerospace engineering and an M.S. in finance, and holds a Series 3 professional license.
Adam Christopher De Chiara
Adam Christopher De Chiara is a co-president at CoreCommodity Management LLC. Prior to joining CoreCommodity, he spent nine years at AIG Trading Group, where he was responsible for a number of business initiatives including the design, launch, marketing and trading of the Dow Jones – AIG Commodity Index and the AIG Portfolio Diversification Fund. De Chiara has provided commodities insight on CNBC, Fox News Channel and Bloomberg TV. He holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree in history and economics from Harvard.
Paul Dietrich is the CEO and co-chief investment officer of Foxhall Capital Management Inc. He is also the principal mutual fund manager of the Foxhall Global Trends Fund (Nasdaq: DOIGX). Previously, he was the founder of Meridian Emerging Markets Ltd., a leading provider of global emerging markets company financial information. With offices in New York, Boston, London and Princeton, Meridian collected, compiled and distributed fundamental financial data on all of the largest publicly traded companies in over 56 emerging markets.
Phil Flynn is one of the world's leading energy market analysts, providing individual investors, professional traders and institutions with up-to-the-minute investment and risk management insight into global petroleum, gasoline and energy markets. His accurate and timely forecasts have come to be in great demand by industry and media worldwide.
Dennis Gartman has been directly involved in the capital markets since August 1974, after his graduate work at North Carolina State University. He was an economist for Cotton Inc. in the early 1970s, analyzing cotton supply/demand in the U.S. textile industry. From there Gartman went to North Carolina National Bank in Charlotte, where he traded foreign exchange and money market instruments. In the late '70s, he became the chief financial futures analyst for A.G. Becker & Company in Chicago. Gartman was an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade until 1984, trading in Treasury bond, Treasury note and GNMA futures contracts. In 1984, he moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for the Sovran Bank, and in 1987, Gartman began producing The Gartman Letter on a full-time basis. He continues to do so today.
Dave Gedeon, managing director, Nasdaq OMX Global Indexes, is responsible for the research and development of indexes at Nasdaq OMX. Under his direction, Nasdaq OMX has launched thousands of indexes resulting in innovative benchmarks and index-tracking products. Notable launches include the Nasdaq-100 Volatility Control Index, the Nasdaq US All Market family, the Nasdaq OMX Green Economy family, the Nasdaq OMX Axioma Equity-Commodity family and the Nasdaq Commodity Index family. Gedeon also played an integral role in the 2011 Nasdaq-100 index special rebalance. He joined Nasdaq OMX in 2005. Gedeon is a graduate of Denison University with a B.A. in economics.
Carolyn Hill is an ETF analyst at IndexUniverse. Prior to joining IndexUniverse, she worked as a research associate at NERA Economic Consulting valuing litigation claims. Carolyn is a CFA Level III candidate. She graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a dual degree in economics and government.
Matt Hougan is president of ETF Analytics and global head of editorial for IndexUniverse. In that role, her serves as editor-in-chief of IndexUniverse.com and the Exchange-Traded Funds Report (ETF Report), and senior editor of Journal of Indexes. Widely quoted in the financial media, Hougan is co-manager of CNBC ETF Portfolios and a columnist for REalMoney.com. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1998 with a degree in Philosophy.
Peter Hug has been involved in precious metals since 1974. He began gaining firsthand investment industry experience at Deak-Perera. Hug has acquired extensive experience in the wholesale markets and international asset diversification. A frequent speaker at precious metals conferences and in the financial media, he is one of a handful of experts who have succeeded through multiple bull and bear cycles.
James L. Koutoulas
James L. Koutoulas is the CEO of Typhon Capital Management and the president and co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, a nonprofit customer advocacy organization formed in response to the MFG bankruptcy. He serves as a consulting expert to the Northwestern Investor Protection Center and is a member of Mensa.
Martin Kremenstein joined Deutsche Bank AG in August 2006, and serves as a director in the DBX group, with responsibility for providing currency and commodity-based investor solutions to the DB sales force in the Americas, including the PowerShares DB currency and commodity platform. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he worked for J.P. Morgan as a vice president in Market Risk Management. Kremenstein received his B.A. from the University of Leeds in 1998.
David Mazza is a principal of State Street Global Advisors and the head of ETF Investment Strategy for the Americas within the SPDR ETF Strategy and Consulting group. He received his B.A. in political science and philosophy from Boston College. Mazza holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Dave Nadig is the director of research at IndexUniverse. He spearheads the in-depth research that drives the firms efforts in ETF analysis and is a lead writer at IndexUniverse.com where he blogs and hosts the popular podcast. Previously, as managing director at Barclays Global investors, Nadig helped design and market some tf the first ETFs. With partner Don Luskin, he went on to found mutual fund company MetaMarkets.com and began his career as co-founder of Cerulli Associates.
Ashmead Pringle formed GreenHaven Commodity Services in 2006 to develop products providing commodity exposure to the investment community. In January 2008, GreenHaven launched the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (NYSE Arca: GCC). GCC tracks the Thomson Reuters Continuous Commodity Index, an equal-weighted index of 17 commodities formerly known as the CRB Index. Previously, he spent 10 years as controller in agri-business industries. Pringle became a commodity hedge advisor in 1978, and in 1984 founded Grain Service Corporation (GSC), a brokerage and advisory firm for commercial grain hedgers. He started GSC Energy in 1989 to work with commercial energy hedgers. Pringle holds a BSME from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard.
K. Geert Rouwenhorst
K. Geert Rouwenhorst is a professor of finance and the deputy dean at the Yale School of Management. He is a founding partner of SummerHaven Investment Management, a quantitative commodity investment management firm, where he is director of Research. Rouwenhorst has held visiting positions at MIT and the IMF, and has consulted for a variety of public pension funds, asset management firms and investment banks on quantitative equity and commodity strategies. His research interests include developed and emerging stock markets, commodity investments, hedge fund strategies and financial history.
At the beginning of 2012, Bloomberg News named Jason Schenker the No. 1 forecaster in the world of Brent crude oil prices, the No. 3 forecaster of natural gas prices and the No. 3 forecaster of industrial metals prices for all of 2010 and 2011. He writes market commentary, manages his firm's consulting projects, is the author of multiple books and guest-hosts the Bloomberg Television show "Street Smart."
Peter Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, a full-service registered broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, which specializes in foreign securities. He is recognized for his knowledge of the foreign securities markets as well as the currency and gold markets. Schiff delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences, and is quoted often in the print media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Barron's, BusinessWeek, Time and Fortune. His broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on cable, as well as hosting a syndicated daily radio show, "The Peter Schiff Show." Schiff has written four best-selling books, including his latest: "The Little Book of Bull Moves: Updated and Expanded" and the illustrated parable "How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes."
Jack Scoville began working in the futures industry over 30 years ago, spent 10 years working on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in various roles, and has been with the Price Futures Group since it was established in 1988. He is a futures market analyst specializing in grains, softs, rice, oilseeds and tropical products such as coffee and sugar.
Anuraag Shah is the chief investment officer of Tusker Capital and the portfolio manager of the Tusker Investment Fund, a global commodities hedge fund. He developed his fundamental commodities investing strategy at Louis Dreyfus Commodities. The strategy involves analyzing the commodities supply chain from the ground to the consumer, and takes long/short positions in both the companies and/or their underlying commodities. He graduated with a BSc/MSc from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Matt Smith is a global energy commodity analyst specializing in extracting key themes from technical and fundamental analysis of the market, communicating these through daily and weekly documents. He is also the author and founder of the blog "EnergyBurrito," which takes financial market ingredients and dices and wraps them in an energy-flavored tortilla.
From 1984 through 1999, David Steinberg was employed by Morgan Stanley as Wealth Manager and served as a principal in the Special Situations group. He specialized in deep value, turnaround and bankruptcy strategies. Steinberg is the founder of DLS Capital Management, which has major investment exposure to commodity and commodity-related companies.
Dr. William Tierney has analyzed global crop markets for 30 years. He has been a professor at Kansas State University; the USDA's principal grains economist; a senior commodity analyst for a hedge fund, an agribusiness consulting firm and the Pillsbury Company. In 2010/11, Tierney served as a senior ag advisor in Iraq.
Hilary F. Till
Hilary F. Till, a principal of Premia Capital, serves on the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics; is a research associate at the EDHEC-Risk Institute; is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Working Group on Financial Markets; and is co-editor of Intelligent Commodity Investing.
Drew Voros is the U.S. Editor-in-Chief for IndexUniverse, where he is responsible for overseeing the company's U.S. newsletters, publications and websites, including www.indexuniverse.com
, Journal of Indexes and ETF Report. He has more than 25 years experience in financial journalism, working for publications such as the San Jose Mercury-News, Oakland Tribune and Daily Variety.