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About us

About us

RCOI is designed to capitalize on attractive opportunities that arise due to structural limitations in the traditional financing markets that exist irrespective of commodity or credit market cycles.

Reuben Jeffery III Chairman

Mr. Jeffery has a broad range of financial services experience and in addition brings extensive insight into the US political and regulatory environment. He is chairman of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Americas Holdings, Inc. and is a former of non-execute director of Barclays PLC. He was previously the President and CEO of Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc. Mr. Jeffery has served in the US government as Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and as a special assistant to the President on the staff of the National Security Council.

Before his government service, Mr. Jeffery spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs & Co where he was Managing Partner of Goldman Sachs in Paris and led the firm's European Financial Institutions Group in London. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Jeffery was a corporate attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Mr. Jeffery is a graduate of Yale University and holds an M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University.

Edward Cumming-Bruce Director, Chair of Nomination Committee

Mr. Edward Cumming-Bruce is the Vice Chairman of Gleacher Shacklock LLP, whose business he joined in August 2003, before which he worked for 12 years at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein where he held a number of senior positions including a Co-Head of Global Telecoms Investment Banking, Co-Head of UK Investment Banking and Global Head of Equity Capital Markets.

Mr Cumming-Bruce has extensive experience advising a range of major European companies on capital markets and restructuring transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, he worked at Schroders. Mr. Cumming-Bruce is a graduate of Oxford University.

Emma Davies Director, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Ms. Davies is co-Head of Octopus Ventures.

Ms Davies has over 20 years experience as an investor and portfolio manager. Her most recent role was Head of Direct Investments at Marylebone Partners; before this she was the Head of the Property and Infrastructure team at The Wellcome Trust, where she also helped to manage their public markets portfolio. She was formerly CIO of Big Society Capital and ran the European investments team for Perry Capital.

Ms. Davies is a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust.

Ms. Davies is a graduate of Oxford University and holds an MSc from the London School of Economics.