Dr. Henry G. Jarecki

Dr. Henry G. Jarecki

Class: 1949Inducted: 2010

Dr. Henry G. Jarecki has been both a physician practicing in New Haven and a Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and also for the past 25 years been active in trading, investment, and biotechnology businesses. He is one of the pioneers of commodity futures investing in the United States.

In 1964, Dr. Jarecki formed a psychiatric clinic called Pyschiatric Associates in New Haven while teaching at Yale and, with Dr. Thomas Detre, wrote Modern Psychiatric Treatment, the first textbook on psychiatry that made extensive use of psychopharmacology.

In 1970, he left the practice of medicine to enter the bullion business, ultimately leading The Mocatta Group (TMG), the world''s largest gold and silver trading company. Soon thereafter he formed Brody White, a professional commodities brokerage company. In 1986 he sold TMG to his partners, Standard Chartered Bank of London, England; in 1995, he sold his brokerage company to Societe Generale, a French overseas bank. In 2005, the Futures Industry of America inducted Dr. Jarecki into its Futures Hall of Fame. From 1989 to 1999, he was Chairman of Moviefone, a computerized motion picture information provider that became a public company and was subsequently sold to AOL. Since its founding in 1999, Dr. Jarecki has been Chairman of PschoGenics, a 160-person biotechnology company headquartered in Tarrytown, New York that specializes in behavioral testing in the service of drug development.

Since then, Dr. Jarecki has broadened his business interests to:

  • Investment Management (which includes the development of asset allocation theory and practice) within Gresham Investment Management LLC, a firm that he founded and chairs that currently manages over $7 billion in long-only, diversified, commodity investment strategies.
  • Resort Manangement and telecommunications in the British Virgin Islands (Guana Island Hotel, Norman Island, Hannah Bay, and Caribbean Cellular Telephone Inc.

Dr. Jarecki is actively engaged with institutions in scientific, educational and human rights arenas, including his work as Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Education, which manages the Fullbright Program for the US Department of State, and as Chairman of that organization''s Scholar Rescue Fund. He is married to Gloria Jarecki, has four sons, and lives in Rye, New York.