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Thomas S. T. Gimbel

Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer at Optima Fund Management LLC
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Education
Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
Public Holdings
Transactions

Thomas S. T. Gimbel

Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer at Optima Fund Management LLC

Overview

Age
63 (Born 1955)
Notable Companies
PaineWebber Futures Management Corporation

American Farmland Co.
Board Seats
9
Number of Relationships
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Founder at Optima Fund Management LLC

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Lighthouse Guild International

President & Chief Executive Officer at Bernard F and Alva B Gimbel Foundation Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at PrimeEnergy Corp.

Chief Financial Officer at PrimeEnergy Corp.

Principal Accounting Officer at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Chief Investment Officer & Senior Partner at Oak Hill Advisors LP

Agent at Douglas Elliman LLC

Senior Vice President, Client Services & Operations at INVISION, Inc.

Partner, Risk Advisory Services Division at Ernst & Young LLP (Missouri)
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Hedgeweek
November 30, 2017
PR Newswire
February 2, 2017
Business Wire
November 14, 2016
PR Newswire
September 12, 2016
Business Wire
August 15, 2016
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Educational Background

BA in Economics 
Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.
MBA in Finance 
Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History

Partner, Executive Managing Director & Chief Portfolio Risk Officer
2004 - Current
Optima Fund Management manages pooled investment funds that generally invest in other commingled investment vehicles that trade the following types of investments: exchange-listed securities; securities traded over the counter; foreign issuers; warrants; corporate debt securities (other than commercial paper); US government securities; options contracts on securities and commodities; futures contracts; currencies; commodities; and futures. In addition, Optima offers advice to two sub-funds of an Irish collective asset management vehicle (ICAV) that trade in exchange-listed securities. The firm also offers advice on a customized basis to segregated accounts or to commingled investment vehicles managed by independent third parties that in turn invest generally in other commingled investment vehicles. Two accounts invest directly in exchange-listed securities and derivative instruments relating to currency forwards and/or stock index futures contracts.
Managing Director
1999 - Prior
Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), through their portfolio management teams, offer a wide variety of investment strategies and vehicles, including property and casualty insurance-linked strategies; investments in and arbitrage of commodity futures, swaps, structured notes and options; investments in various derivative instruments for hedging purposes or to create exposure in lieu of holding actual securities or other instruments; investments in currencies, including through forward contracts; investments in actively managed hedge fund-of-funds; investments in preferred equity, leveraged loans, high yield or municipal bonds, CLOs; mezzanine debt, MBS and ABS; and venture capital/private equity and common equity and the origination of secured and unsecured loans to US middle market companies. These strategies are offered through various investment vehicles to both private and public investors. CSAM's portfolio management teams include: Liquid Alternatives, Credit Investment Group, Commodities, Volaris (options-based volatility strategies), Securitized Products Group, Insurance-Linked Strategies, Global Equity Investment Group, Emerging Markets Team; NEXT ( growth equity opportunities in the financial services and technology sectors in the US and Western Europe), Employee Plans Team, and Legacy Strategies.
Head of the Hedge Fund Department
Prior - 1999
Chairman
1995 - Prior
Managing Director
1995 - Prior
Paine Webber and Company was an American stock brokerage and asset management firm that was acquired by the Swiss bank UBS AG in 2000. The company was founded in 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Prior
American Farmland Co. engaged in the production and trade of agricultural products. The company was founded by Dennie Dixon Boardman, Harrison LeFrak and Thomas Gimbel in October 2009 and was headquartered on New York, NY.
Head-Hedge Fund Department
Prior
Credit Suisse (USA), Inc. provides investment services. It offers securities underwriting and trading, mergers & acquisitions advice, research, private equity investment & derivative, and risk management services. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Managing Director
Prior
Kidder, Peabody & Co. was a U.S.-based securities firm, established in Massachusetts in 1865. Its operations included investment banking, brokerage, and trading. The Firm was sold to the General Electric Company in 1986 and following heavy losses was subsequently sold to PaineWebber in 1994. After the acquisition by PaineWebber, the Kidder, Peabody name was dropped, ending the firm's 130 year presence on Wall Street. In November 2000, PaineWebber itself was merged with UBS AG.
Treasurer & Vice President
Prior
Professional
Prior
Dean Witter Reynolds was an American stock brokerage and securities firm catering to retail clients. In 1997, Dean Witter's parent company Dean Witter, Discover, Inc., which also owned Discover Card, merged with investment banking house Morgan Stanley to form Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. The combined firm later dropped the Dean Witter name. In 2009, the Dean Witter retail operations were transferred to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a joint venture with Citigroup.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Independent Director
2017 - Current
Farmland Partners Inc. is a real estate company, which engages in owning and seeking to acquire row crop farmland. The company was founded on September 27, 2013 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.
Independent Director
1989 - Current
PrimeEnergy Corp. engages in the development, acquisition, and production of oil and natural gas properties. It owns leasehold mineral and royalty interests in producing and non-producing oil and gas properties across the continental United States and in the Gulf of Mexico. Through its subsidiaries, it provides service support operations, site preparation, and construction services for drilling and re-working operations both in connection with the company's activities and providing contract services for third parties. PrimeEnergy was founded in March 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
Vice President, Board of Directors
2009 - Prior
American Farmland Co. engaged in the production and trade of agricultural products. The company was founded by Dennie Dixon Boardman, Harrison LeFrak and Thomas Gimbel in October 2009 and was headquartered on New York, NY.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Director
Current
The Jewish Guild for the Blind provides health care services. Its focus areas include healthcare organization with a long standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities and chronic medical conditions. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Trustee
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Lighthouse Guild is the leading not-for-profit vision + healthcare organization, with a long-standing heritage of addressing the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired as well as those with multiple disabilities or chronic medical conditions. Through the integration of vision + healthcare services and the expansion of access through education and community outreach, our innovative and comprehensive approach helps people achieve and maintain the highest possible level of function and independence.
Member, Board of Overseers
Prior - 2015
Children's Hospital Corp. provides health care services that includes acupuncture, cardiac anesthesia, pediatric cataract, andrology program, atopic dermatits center, augmentative communication program, exercise physiology, endodontics, and many more. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Lighthouse International provides rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy services. The company has been more than 105 years charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Their founders, winifred and edith holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight. Today they proud to continue the Holt legacy on behalf of all those who look to the Lighthouse as a beacon of hope today. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, N
Trustee
Prior
PORTLEDGE IS AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY THAT INSPIRES STUDENTS TO REALIZE THEIR INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL, LEARN CRITICAL ACADEMIC SKILLS, DEVELOP MORAL COURAGE, AND PREPARE FOR FURTHER LEARNING AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2013
Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.
$5,000 - $10K
2012
Lighthouse International provides rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy services. The company has been more than 105 years charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Their founders, winifred and edith holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight. Today they proud to continue the Holt legacy on behalf of all those who look to the Lighthouse as a beacon of hope today. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, N
$10K - $25K
2010
Lighthouse International provides rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy services. The company has been more than 105 years charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Their founders, winifred and edith holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight. Today they proud to continue the Holt legacy on behalf of all those who look to the Lighthouse as a beacon of hope today. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, N
$10K - $25K
2009
Lighthouse International provides rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy services. The company has been more than 105 years charge in the fight against vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. Their founders, winifred and edith holt, blazed a trail of firsts and opened up new doors of opportunity for people without sight. Today they proud to continue the Holt legacy on behalf of all those who look to the Lighthouse as a beacon of hope today. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in New York, N
$1,000 - $1,999
2009
TO RAISE FUNDS TO BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE JIMMY FUND AT THE DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE FOR ITS USE IN CONNECTION WITH THE RSRCH, TRTMNT, CURE OF AND EDUCATION ABOUT CANCER.
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Political Donations

$300
2008
Representative from New York's 2nd Congressional District
$600
2008
Senator from Arizona
$2,000
2007
Senator from Arizona
$500
2006
Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC
$1,000
2000
Senator from Arizona
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Public Holdings

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Transactions

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American Farmland Co. raised money in a private placement transaction
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American Farmland Co. raised money in a private placement transaction
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American Farmland Co. raised money in a private placement transaction

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