OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- USCF today announced two key promotions within the company's senior management team. Andrew Ngim, Principal and Portfolio Manager, has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer; and Kevin Baum, formerly Portfolio Manager, has been promoted to Chief Investment Officer.
"Andy and Kevin have all of my confidence. Both have made significant contributions to USCF, each demonstrating a commitment to systems improvement, product advancement, and more," said John Love, President and Chief Executive Officer, USCF. "They both have a strong vision that will help USCF meet the needs of our investors and navigate an increasingly complex environment as we expand geographically and into new segments. Their leadership and vision will help ensure USCF achieves our goals and serve more investors around the world."
Andrew F Ngim co-founded USCF in 2005 and has worked as Portfolio Manager for the United States Commodity Index Fund (USCI), the United States Copper Index Fund (CPER), the United States Agriculture Index Fund (USAG) and the Stock Split Index Fund (TOFR). Prior to the creation of USCF, Mr. Ngim co-founded the Ameristock Corporation where he was Co-Portfolio Manager of the Ameristock Mutual Fund. Mr. Ngim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Kevin Baum joined USCF as a Portfolio Manager earlier this year and brings over 20 years of experience as a Senior Commodities Manager to USCF. Prior to joining USCF, he was Senior Portfolio Manager of Alternatives and Commodities for Invesco PowerShares. Kevin was part of the Oppenheimer Funds team responsible for launching the first commodities mutual fund and subsequently, the incorporation of the first off-shore Cayman subsidiary for a commodities fund. Kevin also served as Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Commodities and earned the Barron's/Value Line "Top 100 Managers" designation three times. Kevin is a CFA charterholder and CAIA charterholder. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, from Texas Tech University.
USCF operates on the leading edge of Exchange Traded Product (ETP) innovation. The firm broke new ground with the launch of the first oil ETP, the United States Oil Fund (USO), in 2006. Over the next decade, USCF designed and issued twelve more specialty ETPs across commodity and equity asset classes. USCF currently manages over $5 billion from its headquarters in Oakland, California.
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