HITE Hedge Asset Management (“HITE”) is a specialist investment manager with a pure play focus on using global energy securities to generate absolute returns for institutional investors.
HITE’s investment approach combines 16 years of energy sector expertise, proprietary fundamental modeling, data analytics, and long histories with management teams to identify idiosyncratic mispricing across the entire carbon value chain. HITE manages market-neutral, pure alpha focused, relative value strategies as well as a first-of-its kind thematic absolute return strategy that is short carbon. HITE is capacity controlled, and always has been – a key covenant with its investors.
Mr. Niblack has managed HITE’s portfolios since 2013. Over this time he has formalized HITE’s investment process bringing an emphasis on proprietary modeling and analytics and has overseen the build-out of HITE’s trading infrastructure. Mr. Niblack brings unique perspective from prior generalist experience at Bain & Company in both public equities investing and private equity due diligence. He earned his MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 2004, and his B.S. in Computer Science from Wheaton College (IL) in 2001.
Mr. Jampel, Managing Partner and founder of HITE, has been trading energy securities since 2004. Over that 15-year period, he has steadily grown assets from less than $1 million to approximately $500 million. In 1998, James co-founded RoadLink USA, North America’s largest independent intermodal trucking company at the time, which he helped manage until 2003. From 1991 to 1998, he was a Principal at A.T Kearney Management Consulting, specializing in board-level projects for Fortune 500 transportation providers. James earned an MBA in finance from Kellogg (Northwestern) in 1991, and a BA cum laude in economics from Harvard in 1985.
Mr. Si has been trading the energy sector for eleven years. He joined the firm from Citadel LLC a $30bn multi-manager hedge fund, where he managed $1bn of upstream energy assets. Previously he was a founding member of a long-short energy fund under the Millennium Management platform which grew to manage $1.5bn. Prior to his career in long-short energy portfolio management, he was part of the investment team that oversaw $4bn at Invesco Ltd. Mr. Si began his career as an equity research associate at Federated Investors. Mr. Si earned his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School at Cornell University in 2011 and his BS in Finance with honors from Pennsylvania State University in 2006.
Mr. Levine has been in the investment industry since 2004. Prior to joining HITE, he founded Odin River, a firm focused on short-biased, ESG investing. He was previously on the investment team at Paulson & Co., deploying more than $10bn across industries including energy and automotive. He was also prior on investment teams at Artivest, Canyon Capital, Colony Capital, and PAAMCO and began his career in Power & Energy M&A at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Levine earned a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and an MBA w/ honors from Harvard Business School in 2009 and an AB summa cum laude in Philosophy and BSBA magna cum laude in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001.