Magnetar’s leadership team has created an environment that values and rewards intellectual rigor, teamwork, integrity and results.
"We’ve invested in a strong foundation of infrastructure that affords us the flexibility to support large, sophisticated and quickly changing businesses, while maintaining our discipline and attention to detail. It is those people, processes and systems that make us successful as a firm.”
– Ernie Rogers
Ernie Rogers, Chief Operating Officer
Ernie Rogers is Chief Operating Officer at Magnetar with direct managerial responsibility for oversight of the firm's IT, legal, compliance, human resources and public relations teams. Rogers also serves as an Executive Member of the Management Committee and on the Investment Committee.
An 11-year veteran of the firm, Rogers began his tenure at Magnetar on the Fixed Income team and most recently served as COO of that business where he was instrumental in building investment infrastructure and processes.
Before joining Magnetar in 2005, Rogers was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for the Quantitative Strategies Fund at Black River Asset Management. In that role he focused on all operations of the fund from execution to strategic planning to strategy development and deployment.
Previous to Black River, Rogers held a variety of positions at hedge funds and corporations focused on the investing and portfolio management process. His experience spans fixed income, equity, and energy markets.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kansas State University.