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Ernie Rogers, Chief Operating Officer

Ernie Rogers

Chief Operating Officer

Fast Facts

  • Member of the Management, Executive, Investment and Valuation committees
  • Formerly the COO of the Alternative Credit and Fixed Income group
  • Joined the firm in 2005

Ernie Rogers is the Chief Operating Officer at Magnetar, where he oversees all aspects of the firm’s operations and finances. He manages the fund accounting, business unit control, treasury, portfolio finance, management accounting, operations, IT, legal, compliance, risk management, research and data analytics, human resources and public relations teams. He is also a member of the Management, Executive, Investment and Valuation committees.

Additionally, Ernie is leading Magnetar’s exploration of investment opportunities in both blockchain and artificial intelligence. He is taking an active role in growing these sectors of Magnetar’s business through building and maintaining strong partnerships with key industry players.

Ernie began his tenure at Magnetar on the fixed income team and previously served as COO of that business, where he was instrumental in building the firm’s fixed income strategy.

Before joining Magnetar in 2005, Ernie was a managing director and a portfolio manager for the Quantitative Strategies Fund at Black River Asset Management. In that role, he focused on all operations of the fund including execution, strategic planning, and strategy development and deployment.

Prior to joining Black River, Ernie 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.

Ernie earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and financial management from the Kansas State University College of Business Administration.


Kansas State University College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Financial Management


  • Member, Executive Committee
  • Member, Management Committee
  • Member, Investment Committee
  • Member, Valuation Committee

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