Jerry has over 35 years of investment experience and co-founded 36 South in 2001. He is the CIO and chairs the Investment Management Committee (IMC) meetings. Jerry is responsible for the general strategic direction of the company. Jerry also chairs the Senior Management Group, and is a member of the Risk Committee.
Jerry is well known for his thought leadership in the volatility space. He often represents the Firm as a speaker at high profile educational and professional events, and is a frequent guest speaker and writer on volatility in the financial media.
Prior to co-founding 36 South in 2001 in New Zealand, Jerry was instrumental in the establishment of the futures and options market in South Africa. He served as an Executive Member of the South African Futures Exchange. He also traded government bonds for a large discount house before being appointed Head of Equity Derivatives for one of South Africa’s largest and most successful merchant banks, Investec Ltd. In 1996, Jerry founded Peregrine Holdings Ltd. The company offered a range of services including stock-broking, futures and options broking, pension fund structuring and financial software development to South Africa’s large financial institutions but its main niche was designing derivative strategies for institutional clients normally packaged as a structured note. Peregrine enjoyed phenomenal early success under his management culminating in a stock exchange listing in 1998 in which the value of the company soared over 400% on IPO.
Jerry has a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town (South Africa), is a member of the Association of Chartered Management Accountants and has passed the Series 3 US National Commodity Futures Exam.