The appointment of these four senior staff members marks the first change in ownership since Blenheim was founded nearly thirty years ago. Kooyker retains a majority interest.
“I am delighted to welcome Tom, Jim, Gus, and Terence as partners,” said
The naming of the new partners comes as Blenheim begins to expand its product offerings to address both a growing opportunity set in the commodity markets and the more varied ways in which investors seek to access the firm’s capabilities. It is expected that the partnership group will expand over time.
“My new partners will help me chart a new course for growth in an industry that has changed enormously in recent years. Blenheim was a pioneer in commodity trading and investing and we aim to be among the leading managers in those markets for many years to come. Our partnership highlights the ambition we have for Blenheim going forward and the team approach we bring to bear on the global commodity markets each and every day,” said Kooyker.
Thomas M. Kopczynski, 45, Senior Managing Director and Head of Commodities Trading and Research, joined Blenheim in August 1993. He oversees all trading staff and research personnel. Mr. Kopczynskiholds a BS in Economics with a concentration in Statistics from the Wharton Schoolof the University of Pennsylvania.
James P. Wohlmacher, 52, Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Risk Officer, joined Blenheim in May 2005from Hamilton Investment Management LLC, a New York-based multi-strategy hedge fund manager, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Hamilton was originally an affiliate of Commodities Corporation, where Jim began his work in the hedge fund industry in 1991. Before that, Mr. Wohlmacherheld various regulatory positions with the New York Stock Exchange, Inc.beginning in 1987. Mr. Wohlmacher holds an MBA in Finance from Rutgers Universityand a BA in Economics from SUNY Stony Brook.
Gus Rossi, 45, Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, joined Blenheim in April 2006and is responsible for financial matters at the Firm. He came from DPM Mellon, a hedge fund administrator, where he was the Controller of Financial and Taxation Reporting. Mr. Rossiserved earlier as Supervisor of the Taxation Departmentwith Caxton Corporation, a hedge fund manager. He worked previously at RD Hunter & Co LLP, an accounting firm. Mr. Rossihas a BS in Business from The University of Scrantonand was a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Pennsylvania.
- Terence Kooyker, 33, Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, joined Blenheim in October 2007 as a research analyst and trader before assuming his current role as a portfolio manager. He began his career in finance at the
New York Mercantile Exchangetrading natural gas options. Mr. Kooykerholds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS in Physiology from Oxford University, and a BS in Neuroscience from Brown University.
The Blenheim organization consists of