Renee Haugerud, Managing Principal and CIO of Galtere Ltd., a New York City based $2 billion dollar commodity hedge fund organization, will deliver the spring commencement address to approximately 850 graduates of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. in McKenzie Arena.

Renee HaugerudA pioneer in leveraging and combining a diverse profile and theme investment strategy along with rigorous risk management techniques, Haugerud’s insight into how global markets are affected by the psychology and relationships of macroeconomic trends makes her a sought after speaker and panelist at global investment events.

Haugerud grew up in rural Preston, Minnesota. She attended several universities, one of which was upon a seagoing vessel traveling the world, before she focused on the University of Montana and a degree in forestry with honors. After several temporary jobs Haugerud found Cargill. She didn’t fit the mold for the typical Cargill employee but, after much diligence and a won’t-fail attitude, Haugerud was hired and eventually created a never-before profit center in the export and domestic sunflower seeds market.

While working abroad, she discovered she had developed systems based on experiences in markets all over the world. After a few more international postings including UK, Australia and Hong Kong, Haugerud launched her trading strategy which today has become Galtere Ltd., the largest female-owned hedge fund in the world.

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