Gary A. Gerstein

Co-Founder, President, Chief Investment Officer

In these roles, Gary is responsible for all investment aspects of the firm. He developed the firm’s fundamental investment approach and discretionary trading methodology, and is responsible for the research and implementation of the strategy. He directs and supervises Red Oak’s trader and oversees all aspects of trading, accounting, and performance reporting. He is a principal, an associated person, and a member of the NFA.

Prior to entering the managed futures industry, Gary was a managing director in Red Oak Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory firm. Red Oak Advisors and Red Oak Commodity Advisors merged, and the combined company took the name Red Oak Commodity Advisors, Inc. Red Oak no longer provides such securities investment advisory services.

Gary's strategy in managing commodities and futures is grounded in his highly distinguished career as an equity money manager. It is driven by economic and financial fundamentals, and his experience in and knowledge of the different commodity and commodity-related markets and the various fundamental factors that affect each market. Gary is a contrarian, more likely to be attracted to the buy side of declining markets and to the sell side of those rising. An economist by training, he knows history and cycles and he often sees changes coming that others either miss or do not have the confidence to act on. He seeks investment opportunities that have not yet been reflected in markets, but that he considers have a high probability of doing so. He is looking not for short-term blips but long-term major moves in the diversified markets he trades.

After serving in the United States Army and working for the Federal Deposit Insurance Agency, Gary began his investment career in the Trust Department at the then Chase Manhattan Bank. He was an analyst, a portfolio manager, and eventually the Director of Research. With Chase Investment Management Corp. he held the positions of Investment Officer, Vice President, and Senior Vice President at the time of his departure. Gary was employed as a Portfolio Manager and Vice President for Neuberger & Berman, a registered broker-dealer, and he was Co-Chief Investment Officer and Co-Managing Partner of Century Capital Associates, a Registered Investment Advisory firm.

Gary received an MA in Economics from Rutgers University and a BS in Economics from New York University. He also has obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

In 2011 Gary and Phyllis Weaver founded the Urban Education Internships to introduce highly intelligent and motivated college students to The Young Women’s Leadership Network’s schools and programs. They also funded six Metcalf Summer Fellowships for University of Chicago undergraduate students to work in nonprofit organizations. Recently they endowed the Red Oak Odyssey Scholarship at the University of Chicago to provide support for worthy and deserving undergraduate students.

Co-Founders Gary Gerstein and Phyllis Weaver are partners in business and partners in life. They formed Red Oak three years after their marriage. Both partnerships are highly successful. For the clients it means that there are no gaps in communication and the clock doesn't stop when the office doors close.  

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Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodities can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition.


Risk Disclosure Statement

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