HedgeWorld Midwest 2014
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| David Richter
| Tom Ricketts
| Julian Rundle
Dan Raab, Managing Director, Head of Indices & Managed Futures, ETF Securities LLC
Mr. Raab is the founder of ETF Securities Managed Futures, launched in April 2014 with a focus on commodity index management. With over 25 years of futures experience, Mr. Raab was the co-creator of the Dow Jones – UBS Commodity IndexSM, one of the world’s most recognized benchmarks for commodities as an asset class.
Mr. Raab has held senior level positions in futures index and trading strategy design at firms including UBS, Credit Suisse, AIG, and Citibank. In addition to designing strategies, Mr. Raab has had extensive experience in managing trading risk, and has overseen multibillion dollar commodity positions.
Along with futures market experience, Mr. Raab has also developed and implemented trading strategies involving physical commodities. The combination of futures and physical market experience has given him unique insight into the mechanics and behaviour of the commodity markets, which plays a key role in Mr. Raab’s design of commodity indices and trading strategies.
Mr. Raab holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a BA in History from Columbia College.
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David Richter, Chairman, Public Markets Investment Committee, Grosvenor Capital Management
Mr. Richter has been affiliated with Grosvenor since 1994 and has been a senior member of the Investments Department since 2003. Today, Mr. Richter is Chair of the Firm’s Investment Committee, Director of Investments, and Head of Manager Research. Mr. Richter is also a member of the Direct Opportunities Investment Committee. Mr. Richter approves portfolio allocations and shares responsibility for the evaluation, selection, and monitoring of various investment strategies and investment managers. Prior to joining Grosvenor, from 1994 through 2002, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Chicago-based Waveland Capital Management, L.P., a U.S. long/short equity hedge fund. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Richter was a Vice President of JMB Realty Corporation in the Corporate Acquisitions Group. Prior to 1988, Mr. Richter was a Manager of KPMG Peat Marwick. He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1983. Mr. Richter is a Certified Public Accountant and received the national AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award from the American Institute of CPA’s for his scores on the Uniform CPA Examination.
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Tom Ricketts, Chairman, Incapital, Owner, Chicago Cubs
Tom Ricketts is the Chairman of the Chicago Cubs and a lifelong fan of the team. In 2009, he led his family’s acquisition of the team from the Tribune Co. When Mr.Ricketts and his family were introduced as the new owners of the Chicago Cubs, he outlined three goals for the organization: win the World Series; preserve and improve Wrigley Field for future generations; and to be good neighbors, giving back to the city and neighborhood.
Together with their sister Laura and brother Todd, the Ricketts siblings serve as the board of directors for the Cubs.
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Julian Rundle, CIO, Dorset Asset Management
Julian Rundle has been Managing Partner of Dorset Management since the company’s inception in 2004 and chairs its Investment Committee. He has more than 25 years of experience in successful management and trading of commodities and the oversight of managers in commodities and natural resources. At Dorset Management, he oversees the management of hedge fund portfolios, as well as takes the lead role in the due diligence process of all investment managers, a number of which have been specialists in the commodities, natural resource and macro areas. Mr.Rundle began his career in asset management at Balfour Maclaine International Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Bowater Corp of the UK, where he developed and successfully managed the North American Commodities portfolio. He subsequently managed commodities portfolios and supervised commodity managers at Commodities Corporation in Princeton, NJ (which was later acquired by Goldman Sachs). He was also a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Since 2001, and prior to establishment of Dorset, Mr. Rundle advised Macquarie Bank on all aspects of its hedge fund investment activity. Mr. Rundle is Australian and is a resident of New York City. He was educated in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney in Australia and Columbia Business School in New York.
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