Peter S. Sandler is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Edesia Asset Management in Wilton, CT. A member of the firm’s Investment Committee, he serves as the Lead Manager of the Lighthouse Fund, which specializes in the dry bulk ocean freight, iron ore, coal, and steel markets. He is also Co-Portfolio Manager of the firm’s flagship Alpha Fund, an actively managed broad based commodity fund with investments in the grains and oilseeds, soft commodities, dry bulk ocean freight, basic materials, and base metals sectors.
Prior to joining Edesia, he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Ocean Freight at Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC), where he also served as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. During his 15 years working on the Ocean Freight Platform he was instrumental in helping convert and build LDC’s ocean freight business from a 7 million ton per annum Charterer, to a major ship operator, eventually overseeing a fleet of 175 vessels and annual shipments in excess of 47 million tons per year.
Mr. Sandler joined LDC in 1990 as a Grain Merchant, and during his 22 year career with the firm he also served as Director of Refined Metal Trading and Merchandising Manager – US Feedgrains and Oilseeds.
Mr. Sandler holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Washington University, St. Louis, where he served as a research assistant to Dr. Murray L. Weidenbaum, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to President Ronald Reagan.