John Kowalik, CFA, is an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank in the Commodities Investor Group. He specializes in developing commodity investment solutions for a client base including institutional commodity investors, as well as asset managers of funds investing in commodities and commodity risk premium strategies. Prior to joining UBS, he was the Portfolio Manager for the commodity program of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). John has extensive experience in commodity futures portfolio management and trading. His asset management experience over a 20-year period included roles as a portfolio manager at Prudential Investments and OppenheimerFunds.
John graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.