Chief Investment Officer
Rod Gancas is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Field Street Capital Management and is currently based out of the company's Monaco office. He started Field Street in 2007 with two other employees and began trading in April 2008. Aside from the seed investment, Field Street won its first external mandate in early 2009, allowing Rod to continue to grow the business despite the challenging post-crisis environment. As Rod added members to the investment team, Field Street expanded its coverage of trading strategies across global financial markets. Key milestones for Rod and the firm include:
- 2010: Field Street's first fund opens to outside investors
- 2011: Field Street hires its first portfolio manager to trade a dedicated capital allocation on behalf of the firm
- 2012: As more trading opportunities arise in Europe, Field Street opens its first international office in Monaco; Rod and a team of traders and operations professionals relocate to staff the office
- 2013: Field Street surpasses $1.5 billion in AUM. Headcount reaches 30 employees
- 2014: Field Street moves into its new, larger New York offices. Firm AUM surpasses $2.5 billion
- 2015: Field Street launches its global macro trading-focused product. Firm AUM surpasses $3.5 billion
- 2016: Field Street's headcount reaches 64; Firm AUM stands at approximately $4.4 billion
Today, Rod leads a team of over 26 investment professionals and 64 total employees at Field Street. The firm continues to evolve and expand its capabilities across markets globally.
Prior to launching Field Street, Rod worked at Lehman Brothers for 13 years. Rod founded Lehman’s New York Liquid Markets Proprietary Trading Group in February 2003 and managed the group until his departure in late 2007. He also held senior roles on the US Treasury options desk after beginning his career at Lehman Brothers in derivative research in May 1995.
Rod received a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from Penn State University in 1985. Rod also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 through 1989 when he separated as a Captain.