Commonfund Taps Kolts As Commodities MD

Oct 10 2012 | 9:41am ET

Wilton, Conn.-based institutional investment manager Commonfund has named Eric W. Kolts as managing director in its commodities group. 

Kolts joins Commonfund from Merit Commodity Partners (Global Commodity Finance) where he was head of global marketing & sales. Previously, he served as as vice president-product manager, commodity indices at Standard & Poor’s.  He was also a director at Dow Jones Indexes where he focused on commodities indices.

Kolts will be based in Wilton and report to Tyler Stevens, his fellow managing director in the commodities group.

“Eric is an important and timely addition to our commodities group as we broaden our tailored commodities investment solutions,” said Commonfund President and CEO Verne O. Sedlacek. “Our commodities group has been together since 2005.  Eric will be an instant fit. He will immediately add value to existing and new client relationships.”

In this newly created position, Kolts will help develop new commodities strategies, as well as assisting in the marketing and positioning of the organization’s commodities strategies.

Directly or through its subsidiaries­—Commonfund Capital and Commonfund Asset Management—Commonfund manages $26 billion for 1,500 clients.


In Depth

Fundraising for Mid-Sized PE Funds: Should You Use a Registered B/D?

Dec 6 2016 | 7:18pm ET

When does a fund sponsor need to use a registered broker/dealer when raising capital...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

Nowhere to Hide: Why the Future of Asset Management Depends on Innovation

Nov 15 2016 | 6:55pm ET

Information technology has reshaped the asset management industry’s periphery,...

 

From the current issue of

Since the inception of Modern Trader, a core editorial theme has centered on the wisdom and power of crowds. Editorial emphasis has focused on companies and projects engaged in the collection and analysis of information. 

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR