Geert Rouwenhorst

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K. Geert Rouwenhorst is the Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Professor at Yale School of Management and Deputy Director for International Financial Center at Yale. He is also a partner at SummerHaven Investment management.[1] His work has traced the history of mutual funds through 18th century Netherlands.[2] The International Financial Center at Yale also holds the oldest non-defaulted bond in the world.

His recent work with Gary B. Gorton[3] has been influential in establishing the idea of commodities as an asset class and has fueled the rise of commodity indices and exchange-traded funds. He has studied the relative performance of futures and the underlying commodities.[4]



  1. ^ "Our People". 
  2. ^ Rowenhorst, K.Geert (December 12, 2004). "The Origins of Mutual Funds". Yale ICF Working Paper No. 04-48. SSRN 636146Freely accessible. 
  3. ^ Gorton, Gary; Hayashi, Fumio; Rouwenhorst, K. Geert (February 7, 2012). "The Fundamentals of Commodity Futures Returns". Yale ICF Working Paper No. 07-08. SSRN 996930Freely accessible. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Daniel (May 22, 2006). "Precious Commodities". Forbes. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 

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