Mr. Kurtzer is the firm’s primary Portfolio Manager.
He began his career in the financial services industry as a commodities broker and trader. The majority of his 17 years in commodities were spent as a principle owner of TriCom Commodities, Inc. From 1983 to 2007, he was a member, first, of the Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Exchange, and later, of the New York Board of Trade.
Mr. Kurtzer also served on the Board of Governors of the New York Board of Trade for multiple terms before leaving the commodities business and relocating his family to North Carolina to pursue a four year stint as an independent trader of equities and equity options.
His undergraduate degree is from the State University of NY at Albany, and he holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law.
Mr. Kurtzer joined Verity and took a position on the investment committee in 2004. In early 2006, he accepted an offer to become Portfolio Manager for the firm’s primary model portfolios, a role he has held since.