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LONGTERM INVESTMENT PARTNER

SummerHaven is a disciplined asset manager focused on innovative alternatives strategies. The firm works with sophisticated institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, and charitable foundations. As of September 1, 2018, SummerHaven has $1.5bn in assets under management.

Team

Geetesh Bhardwaj
MANAGING DIRECTOR, RESEARCH
Jake DeSantis
Executive Director, Trading
Rajkumar “Raj” Janardanan
MANAGING DIRECTOR, Research
Chris Mascarinas
PARTNER, MARKETING AND INVESTOR RELATIONS
Kurt Nelson
Founding Partner, Head of Client Solutions
Ashraf “Riz” Rizvi
Founding Partner, Head of Trading
Geert Rouwenhorst
Founding Partner, Head of Research
Joseph Schultz
PARTNER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Kevin Sheehan
Managing Director, Trading
Babu Sonti
MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Glenn Wecker
Senior Administrative Accountant

Advisors

Donald Keim
J.B. NEFF PROFESSOR OF FINANCE, WHARTON SCHOOL ADVISOR
Erik Stafford
JOHN A. PAULSON PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Our History

How seasoned traders and academic researchers built an innovative asset management firm.

2009
2009

SummerHaven Is Founded

Founders (L-R): Kurt Nelson, Adam Dunsby, Geert Rouwenhorst, and Ashraf Rizvi with SummerHaven’s first employee, Rajkumar Janardanan

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2011

SummerHaven assets reach $500 million

The firm’s first institutional client, an Ivy League endowment, brings assets over the key milestone.

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2015

Firm assets reach $1 billion

The team built a solid client base of institutional and individual investors

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2016

Facts and Fantasies about Commodity Futures 10 Years Later

SummerHaven publishes an update to the seminal paper on commodity futures as an asset class

2017
2017

SummerHaven Expands

Firm launches Private Equity Replication and Volatility strategies

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2018

SummerHaven Rolls Out Full Suite of Commodity Futures Strategies

Product suite includes benchmark-agnostic, benchmark-centric, and high conviction absolute return commodity strategies.

Institutional Capabilities

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Institutional Caliber Infrastructure

SummerHaven is an investment advisor built with institutional caliber technology, risk management, disaster recovery, compliance and reporting platforms. We also work with leading legal advisors, tax counsel, auditors and independent administrators to service our investor relationships.

SummerHaven is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).

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