Martin L. Kerns, II President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kerns is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kerns Capital Management, Inc., and is the lead portfolio manager of the KCM Macro Trends Fund, which he and his father launched in 2008. Mr. Kerns is also portfolio manager to the firm’s Opportunity hedge fund. Prior to joining Kerns in 2007, Mr. Kerns practiced law for 15 years and was partner in the Houston law firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. He is a former board member of the Guggenheim/Rydex Dynamic Advisory Board and the National Association of Active Investment Managers.
Mr. Kerns holds a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from South Texas College of Law.
Parker B. Binion Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Binion is the Chief Investment Officer of Kerns Capital Management, Inc., and is co-portfolio manager of the KCM Opportunity hedge fund and KCM Macro Trends mutual fund. He also manages the firm’s separately managed account strategies and hedging/net exposure strategies. Prior to joining Kerns in 2014, Mr. Binion worked as an investment advisor representative for Heritage Capital, and practiced law for 17 years at prestigious Houston law firms.
Mr. Binion holds an A.B. in political science with a concentration in economics from Duke University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin where he served as an Articles Editor on the Texas Law Review.
Octavia Grimston Investor Relations
Mrs. Grimston joined Kerns in 2018 to focus on Investor Relations. Prior to this she worked in business development for an alternatives investment manager in London raising a €2bn credit opportunities fund targeting institutional investors in Europe and the USA. Her experience covers capital raising, investor relations, operations, M&A execution, origination and research. Mrs. Grimston holds a BA (Joint Hons) in French and Italian from the University of Warwick.