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Unique among derivative advisory firms, Kensington Capital Advisors is an independent financial advisory firm specializing in the analysis, structuring and execution of derivative products and structured financing solutions. Kensington’s professionals command over 110 years total experience, including over 80 years of combined prior experience on major derivatives trading platforms.

Our firm is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with an office in Chatham, NY serving clients nationwide. Kensington’s professionals provide an unmatched breath of experience and expertise to efficiently advise clients in connection with hedge, risk management and structural components of financings.

James Engel

James Engel

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James Engel joined the New York office of Kensington Capital Advisors in 2008. Mr. Engel brings a great deal of prior reinvestment and derivative experience to the firm.

1998

18+ Years

Charlie Jacobs
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Charlie Jacobs

Charlie Jacobs joined the Charlotte Office of Kensington Capital Advisors in the Fall of 2006 after graduating from Duke University. Charlie specializes in Dodd-Frank compliance and hedging solutions.

2006

10+ Years

Karen Jahnke

Karen Jahnke

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Karen Jahnke joined Kensington Capital Advisors in 2007 as a firm member. Mrs. Jahnke focuses on internal policy and regulatory compliance.

1982

34+ Years

Jeffrey Klein
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Jeffrey Klein

Jeff Klein joined Kensington Capital Advisors as a Principal in 2006. As a former provider of non-profit and tax-exempt derivatives, Mr. Klein brings an expert level of knowledge and sophistication to Kensington’s tax-exempt consulting services.

1991

25+ Years

Jim Moore

Jim Moore

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Jim Moore founded Kensington Capital Advisors in 2004 to provide strategic advice and counsel to end users of derivative financial products. With over 28 years of experience in the derivative and capital markets, Mr. Moore brings a depth of experience to each transaction that has made Kensington Capital Advisors a creative force and leader in the industry.

1987

29+ Years

Mike Roper
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Mike Roper

Michael Roper joined Kensington Capital Advisors in 2016 after spending over 23 years specializing in derivative product sales for two large institutional dealers. Throughout Mr. Roper’s capital markets career, his focus has been on mid to large corporate users of derivative products.

1993

23+ Years

With over 110 years of experience, Kensington professionals
have navigated many different market cycles and executed
thousands of agreements with our clients.