Clear Sky Advisers, LLC (“Clear Sky”), an investment manager dedicated to investing and acting sustainably, today announced that it has hired John Holl as President of North American Carbon and President of Environmental Trading.

Mr. Holl joins Clear Sky from ACT Commodities, where he served as Head of Business Development. In that role, he managed relationships between the environmental commodity sector and the financial services sector to further expand their access to sustainability solutions. Prior to ACT, Mr. Holl served as Head of Non-Dollar Execution Globally at Cowen, Inc. (NASDAQ: COWN), where he led the expansion of European-based sales and trading initiatives and oversaw financial and operational risk across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Holl previously started and led Knight Capital Group’s London office and also held senior trading roles at Citigroup Global Markets and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Shawn Singh, Founding Partner and CEO of Clear Sky Advisers, commented:

“We are thrilled to welcome John Holl to the Clear Sky team. He brings both a passion for investing sustainably and a deep knowledge of the rapidly changing market dynamics and regulatory landscape that will be invaluable as we continue to scale our business. John’s extensive experience in international trading, risk management and business development combined with his global network of buy-side and sell-side relationships will help position us to further build our carbon-credit investment business as the world shifts to decarbonization.”

John Holl, President of North American Carbon and President of Environmental Trading, added:

“Clear Sky is revolutionizing what it means to invest and act sustainably. Shawn and the entire management team have an impressive background in the California carbon market and a deep understanding of financial markets that will serve the business well as we manage investments in a new asset class. I look forward to working closely together to continue expanding investors’ access to environmental credit markets.”

In addition to hiring Mr. Holl, Clear Sky has been consistently growing its team and investment products across the market since launching in January 2021. Earlier this year, Clear Sky expanded its team with the addition of Andrew Westgate as Assistant General Counsel – Environmental; Mark Struk as Market Strategist; Dalton Hernandez as Senior Marketer; and Paul Magnesio in Investment Relations.