Gerlings has more than 20 years of institutional investment experience, most recently with K2 Advisors where he helped develop a series of portable alpha, real return, and liability-driven investment solutions. Prior to K2 Advisors, Gerlings was with New England Pension Consultants where he focused on manager research for both traditional asset strategies and later alternative assets. In addition to his research responsibilities, Gerlings also consulted various pension, endowment, foundation, Taft-Hartley, and family office clients in Europe and the U.S.
Gerlings holds a B.A. from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from Boston University. He also carries the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.