Chief Investment Officer

Rod Gancas is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Field Street Capital Management. Rod started Field Street in late 2007 and traded through the financial crisis during the firm’s first year in business before successfully growing the firm over time. Field Street presently employs over 55 professionals with offices in New York and Monaco and manages approximately $4bn in diversified, trading strategies across asset classes with a focus on global fixed-income markets. As Chief Investment Officer, Rod oversees a team of more than 20 investment professionals and is responsible for directing the firm’s investment and risk management efforts.

Key highlights since the firm’s inception include:

  • 2008: Field Street launches its first vehicle with three employees and $75mm seed investment
  • 2009: First external mandate secured, helping Field Street to grow during challenging post-crisis environment; AUM reaches $400mm
  • 2012: Field Street opens Monaco office and Rod relocates with a team of traders to improve coverage of global markets; AUM reaches $1bn
  • 2014: Field Street moves into larger New York offices; headcount surpasses 40 and firm AUM reaches $2bn
  • 2015: The firm launches its global macro fund; firm AUM reaches $3bn

Prior to launching Field Street, Rod worked at Lehman Brothers for 13 years. He finished his Lehman career within proprietary trading, as Rod founded Lehman’s New York Liquid Markets Proprietary Trading Group in early 2003 and managed the group until his departure from the firm in late 2007. He also held senior roles on various fixed-income options trading desks in the US after beginning his career at Lehman Brothers in derivative research in 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 served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 through 1989 when he separated as a Captain.