David Burkart, CFA, is the leader, owner and founder of Coloma Capital Futures LLC, applying over eight years of portfolio management,research and client relationship experience from Barclays Global Investors (now Blackrock). In addition to building an $800+ million institutional commodities business from the ground up, he was instrumental in leading BGI/BR’s $9 billion commodities iShares efforts. Prior to his commodities responsibilities at BGI/BR, he managed fund-of-fund and synthetic products. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burkart worked in Gap Inc’s Treasury department and at Bank of America in syndicated lending and foreign exchange. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business with his MBA in finance, holds an MA from the University of Virginia in foreign affairs and received his BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Burkart is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, Chair of CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors (in Chicago) and an educator on commodities and curriculum topics for CFA Institute.