ANOKA, MINNESOTA, September 07, 2010 – Colvin & Co. LLP today announced the appointment of Dr. Marc Faber, Dr. William Wilson, and Mr. Tom Olson to its Advisory Board.
"Dr. Faber, Dr. Wilson, and Mr. Olson are some of most respected experts in their fields. We are very excited to have them join Colvin & Co.’s Advisory Board,” said Greyson Colvin, Managing Partner. “Their expertise and advice will be very valuable to Colvin & Co.’s investment strategy and its new farmland fund, Colvin Farmland LP.”
Colvin & Co.’s Advisory Board has expertise in a variety of disciplines, including agriculture, economics, education, investing, and the real estate industry. A full biography for each director can be viewed on Colvin & Co.'s website (www.colvin-co.com/).
Dr. Faber has over 35 years of experience in the finance industry and is the Managing Director of Marc Faber Ltd., an investment advisory and fund management firm based in Hong Kong. Dr. Faber is the publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report and is the author of several books including Tomorrow's Gold - Asia's Age of Discovery. A renowned commentator on global market trends and developments, he is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world, including Barron's Roundtable. Dr. Faber received his PhD in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Zurich.
Dr. Wilson received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1980. Since then he has been a Professor at North Dakota State University in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Recently, he was named as a University Distinguished Professor at NDSU, an honorary position. Dr. Wilson’s focus is risk and strategy as applied to agriculture and agribusiness with a particular focus on marketing, procurement, transportation and logistics, international marketing and competition.
Mr. Olson is the Chief Investment Officer for the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the official fund-raising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin Foundation in 2005, Mr. Olson spent eight years with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board as the Private Equity Portfolio Manager. Mr. Olson received his B.A in Agriculture Economics-Business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a CFA Charterholder.
About Colvin & Co.
Colvin & Co. is an agriculture-focused investment manager that seeks to combine its expertise in the capital markets and agricultural sector to provide investors unique investment opportunities. The management team’s family has owned and managed farmland for over 120 years. Colvin & Co. manages two funds, Colvin Farmland LP and Sather Agriculture LP, and is the publisher of Farmland Forecast (farmlandforecast.colvin-co.com/), an educational blog on the investment opportunities in agriculture and farmland.
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