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Commonfund names Eric W. Kolts as Managing Director, Commodities Group

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: Commonfund, an investment manager for institutional investors, today announced the appointment of Eric W. Kolts as Managing Director in its Commodities Group. Mr. Kolts will be based in Wilton, CT and report to Tyler Stevens, Managing Director, 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 Chief Executive Officer 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, Mr. Kolts will participate in the development of new commodities strategies, as well as work alongside Commonfund’s account-specific Relationship Officers in the marketing and positioning of the organization’s commodities strategies.

Prior to joining Commonfund, Mr. Kolts was Head of Global Marketing & Sales, Merit Commodity Partners (Global Commodity Finance), New York City and Dubai. Previously, he served 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.

Eric holds numerous securities licenses and received a B.A. in Economics from Washington & Lee University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. More


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