Profile: K. Geert Rouwenhorst

K. Geert Rouwenhorst, professor of finance and deputy director of the International Center for Finance at Yale, talks to Pauline McCallion about the game-changing impact of his commodities research and how it spurred his hedge fund launch


A professor at Yale for 11 years, K. Geert Rouwenhorst is probably most familiar to readers of Energy Risk as the co-author of Facts and fantasies about commodity futures, a 2005 paper written with Gary Gorton, then professor of banking and finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which espoused the portfolio diversification benefits of commodities. The 2005 paper is widely credited with kick-starting investment in commodities on a wide scale. More recently, his research

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