Jon Sundt has more than 28 years of experience in the alternative investment industry. He founded Altegris in 2002 and is President and CEO of the Altegris Companies. Altegris is one of the leading providers of best-of-breed alternative investments including private funds and mutual funds.
Jon began his career as an options trader in 1986. Prior to founding Altegris, he served six years as Director of Managed Accounts and Senior Vice President of the Managed Investments Division of Man Financial, a subsidiary of the Man Group. An expert in managed futures and alternative investment strategies, Jon is widely quoted by leading financial media and is a frequent guest on CNBC.
In 2011, he was the recipient of Institutional Investor’s Rising Stars in the Mutual Fund Industry award. In 2012, Jon received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for excellence in his field. In 2013, Jon was awarded the 2013 Pioneer of the Investment Industry from the California HFA, CFA San Diego and CAIA Southern California. Jon was also named to the 2013 Investment Advisor’s Top 25 Industry Leaders.
Jon attended the University of California, San Diego with a major in Computer Science and a minor in economics. He is a member of the San Diego Coastal Chapter of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and a long-term member of Vistage International.
Jon founded Natural High, a drug prevention non-profit that serves over 12,000 teachers and 6 million students in the US and is recognized a game changer for drug prevention (www.naturalhigh.org). He was awarded the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from CADFY.
Jon has been married for 20 years and is the father of two children. He is a committed family man and community leader.>