Jake is a senior member of SummerHaven’s trading team and was a day-one investor in SummerHaven. Previously he was Head of Global Commodities at AIG Financial Products, with oversight of a book of over $25 billion in commodity futures, and which encompassed diversified index and custom strategy swaps, structured finance of metals and grains, and structured energy investment hedging. He represented AIG-FP on the Market Risk Committee of Tenaska Marketing Ventures, a US natural gas storage and transportation trading concern. He also ran Global Equity Derivatives trading at AIG-FP and served on AIG-FP’s Executive Steering Committee. Prior to this he ran US Equity Derivatives Trading at UBS.
Jake began his trading career on the floors of the AMEX and CBOE as an options market-maker with O’Connor & Associates. He earned a BS and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and researched low-temperature deposition processes at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.