Aventis Asset Management Hires Byers as Head of Business Development

Sep 30 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Chicago-based hedge fund Aventis Asset Management has hired Keith Byers as managing director for business development. 

Byers brings twenty years of sales, marketing and client servicing experience in the managed futures industry to his new role at Aventis, according to a press release. Prior to joining Aventis, he was a managing director at Trigon Investment Advisors and Chesapeake Capital Corporation. 

At Aventis, Byers will be responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of all business development efforts for the company. 

“We are excited to add Keith to our team as he brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience which will help us better serve our clients,” noted Steve Hwang, COO of Aventis. “We have built a strong team over the past few years and this addition underscores our commitment to our clients.”

Founded in 2006 by veteran commodities specialist and former CBOT floor trader Paul Kim, Aventis employs a fundamental, discretionary trading strategy focused on trading approximately twenty commodity markets across energies, grains, softs, metals and meats. The firm manages approximately $350 million in client assets.

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