Jonathan Chanis has worked in energy and finance for over 25 years. He has extensive experience trading and investing in the emerging markets and various commodities markets, especially oil and gas. Currently he is Managing Member, New Tide Asset Management, a proprietary vehicle focused on global and resource investing.
Previously, Mr. Chanis was Managing Director at Tribeca Global Management where he traded energy and emerging market equities, commodities and currencies. He also was a Senior Trader at Caxton Associates where he traded similar assets. Earlier, Mr. Chanis assisted AIG in building its third party asset management business. He was also president of several AIG companies, including its Russian investment bank. He also worked on the trading desk of J. Aron & Co., (Goldman Sachs) and he was a Vice President at the Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the U.S.S.R., and at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Mr. Chanis is a member of the Council on Foreign Relation, a Member of the Board of The Energy Forum, and a Trustee of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School, CUNY and a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College. Over the last four years, Mr. Chanis has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on, among other subjects, energy security, international politics and political economy.
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