Robert Greer

Bob GreerMr. Greer is the first person to define an investable commodity index and is a pioneer in explaining why commodity indexes are an asset class distinct from stocks and bonds. He has spoken on this subject on national television, at industry conferences and trade meetings globally, and in college lectures at Yale, Oxford, Columbia, Princeton and elsewhere.  He has also published articles on the subject in The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Derivatives, The Journal of Alternative Investments, Pensions & Investments, and the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest, for which he is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board. He has consulted on the subject of commodities to the CIA, the Bank of England and the New York Fed.  Mr. Greer wrote and edited The Handbook of Inflation Hedging Investments.  Later he co-authored  Intelligent Commodity Indexing.  Bob spent eight years managing commodity index businesses at Daiwa Securities, Chase Manhattan Bank, and JPMorgan before joining PIMCO in 2002 to build their inflation products business.  Under his leadership PIMCO became the world’s largest commodity investment manager.  All of the inflation strategies for which Bob had business responsibility (commodities, inflation-linked bonds, real estate, certain multi-asset strategies) at one time included over $100 billion in AUM. 

Bob has been so involved with commodity investment that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange presented him with the title “The Godfather of Commodity Investing.”  Since retiring from PIMÇO, Bob has served as a scholar-in-residence at the JPMCC.  He is also a Senior Advisor for CoreCommodity Management, a prominent specialty asset manager of commodity mandates, and is a member of PIMCO’s Index Oversight Committee.  Bob received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.