Commonfund Appoints Managing Director, Commodities

October 10, 2012 ( – Commonfund has appointed Eric W. Kolts as managing director in its commodities group.

In this newly created position, Kolts will help develop new commodities strategies and work alongside Commonfund’s account-specific relationship officers in the marketing and positioning of the organization’s commodities strategies. He will be based in Wilton, Connecticut, and will report to Tyler Stevens, managing director of the group.

Previously, Kolts was head of global marketing and sales at Merit Commodity Partners in New York and Dubai. Before this, he served as vice president and product manager of commodity indices at Standard& Poor’s. He was also director at Dow Jones Indexes where he focused on commodities indices.

Kolts holds numerous securities licenses and earned a B.A. in economics from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from Fordham University.