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Wolfgang Ortloff

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Mr. Ortloff is the Founder and Principal of Worden Hill Capital, where he acts as placement agent for funds and business ventures in the real assets space, such as timberland, renewable energy, and agriculture. He has over 20 years of experience crafting a unique background in environmental commodity markets by working in academia, risk management and underwriting, asset management, as well as project origination, development and management. He has a deep knowledge of forestry and environmental commodity markets, with a special focus on the development of climate change risk solutions in the agricultural and land use sectors. As a partner with Equator, LLC in New York, Mr. Ortloff was responsible for originating, developing, and structuring environmental asset products on behalf of Equator and its clients, mainly large commercial as well as non-profit forest landowners on the US West Coast. Prior to joining Equator, Mr. Ortloff served as Vice President of Swiss Re’s Environmental & Commodity Markets team in Zurich, Switzerland, which offers risk management, insurance, and traded and structured solutions in the energy, weather, and greenhouse gas markets. While at Swiss Re, Mr. Ortloff helped develop the first-ever insurance policy covering regulatory risk associated with the Kyoto Protocol, played a lead role in developing the infrastructure for Swiss Re’s entry into the emissions trading business, and led the effort to establish Swiss Re as the pre-eminent insurance company in the geothermal energy production sector. Mr. Ortloff is also currently a Board member of the Portland Alternative Investment Association PAIA. Mr. Ortloff received his diploma in forestry sciences from the University of Freiburg in Germany (’93), and a Master of Environmental Management degree from the European Association for Environmental Management Education (’97). He holds Series 7 and 66 registrations. Mr. Ortloff lives with his wife and 3 girls on their 13-acre Worden Hill Farm in Dundee, OR where they raise sustainable, free-range heritage breed pigs that they market to local retail clients as well as high-end restaurants in the Portland area.