Board of Managers

Board of Managers



Board of Managers

Eric Schwartz, Chairman of the Advisory Board

Eric Schwartz is a private investor with a focus on the financial services industry. In support of those investments, he served as Chairman-elect of Nikko Asset Management, the third-largest asset manager in Japan, from 2008 until its sale in 2009, and currently serves as Chairman of Jefferson National, an insurance company that principally provides low-cost variable annuities to US consumers through the fee-based advisor community; as Chairman of Gold Bullion International, a precious metals dealer based in the U.S.; as a board member at Indostar Capital, a finance company based in India; and as a board member of Prosper Marketplace, an internet-based consumer lending platform in the U.S.

Earlier in his career Eric served on the Management Committee of Goldman Sachs, where over time he was co-CEO of the Global Equities and Investment Management Divisions and was a partner in the Equity Capital Markets unit of the Investment Banking Division. At the time of his departure in June 2007 he was also co-head of the Firm’s Partnership Committee, tasked with supervising the process of promoting new partners.

He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. (summa cum laude) and M.B.A. in 1984 and 1985, respectively.

He serves as Chairman of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), an independent advocacy group dedicated to the development and implementation of a comprehensive energy security policy by the United States; as a director of the Food Bank for New York City; and as Chairman of an investment committee overseeing a large philanthropic endowment.

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Steven Feldman, Board of Managers/Co-Founder

Mr. Feldman was a partner at Goldman Sachs where he was the founder and head of the global infrastructure fund with over $10B under management and served on numerous corporate boards. He was also the co-founder and head of AgCoA, the firm’s agricultural land business. Prior to that he held a variety of investing and banking roles in real estate, including lead developer of Goldman Sachs’ global headquarters at 200 West Street. He received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University Law School.

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Dan Tapiero, Board of Managers/Co-Founder

Dan is a veteran Global Macro investor and a co-founder of GBI. In his 20 year career, he has worked as a portfolio manager and analyst with a number of well-known investors such as Stan Druckenmiller (Duquesne Capital), Michael Steinhardt (Steinhardt Capital), Julian Robertson (Tiger Management), Steve Cohen (SAC Capital), and Lord Rothschild (RIT Capital).

He founded a global macro fund, DTAP Capital, in 2004, co-founded a private U.S. farmland REIT, AGCOA, in 2007, GBI in 2008, and US Farm Trust in 2013. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York and Business Executives for National Security (BENS). Dan sits on the investment committee of the Lawrenceville School, where he is a board member. Dan graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in 1990 and an MA in History in 1991 from Brown University.

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John Hathaway, Board of Managers

John Hathaway, Senior Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Committee at Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. He is also a Director of Tocqueville Management Corp., the General Partner of Tocqueville Asset Management.

Mr. Hathaway, who has 39 years of investment experience, manages the Tocqueville Gold Fund, Tocqueville Gold Partners and separate accounts for individual and institutional clients following a gold strategy.

Prior to joining Tocqueville in 1998, Mr. Hathaway began his career in 1970 as an Equity Analyst with Spencer Trask & Co. In 1976 he joined the investment advisory firm David J. Greene and Company, where he became a Partner. In 1986 he founded and managed Hudson Capital Advisors followed by seven years with Oak Hall Advisors as the Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Hathaway has a B.A. degree from Harvard College, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a CFA charter holder.

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John Hart, Board of Managers

John Hart is Vice Chairman of New York Private Bank & Trust Company. He has over 35 years of experience in the banking sector, primarily in Investments and Private Wealth Management. For more than 25 years, Mr. Hart has been responsible for the Capital Markets and Banking Divisions of Emigrant Bank. He also serves as a Director of Emigrant Capital Corporation, Emigrant Mortgage Company, Inc., Emigrant Funding Corporation, Emigrant Agency Inc. and Independent Means, Inc. Prior to New York Private Bank & Trust, he was a Senior Director of Capital Markets for 9 years at Meritor Savings Bank.

Mr. Hart is deeply involved in his community. He serves as Chairman of the Board of The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, on the Advisory Board of the Bowery Mission in New York City, on the Board of Governors of Opportunity International, and co-Chairs the New York Advisory Board of St. Joseph’s University. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Hope Church in Wilton, Connecticut and of the Christian Heritage School in Trumbull, Connecticut.

Mr. Hart received his MBA in Finance and Banking from Saint Joseph’s University and a BA in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

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