Oliver S. Williams IV, CFA

Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Agricultural Investments, CIO

Oliver is responsible for the overall direction and growth of HAIG’s institutional agricultural investment program focusing on development and execution of investment strategies and leading the investment process including acquisitions, dispositions, and underwriting. Oliver is a member of the senior management team of HNRG and serves on its Executive Team. Previously, Oliver had P&L responsibility for the Hancock Agricultural Investment Group and was responsible for oversight and business unit growth, Client Account Management, Acquisition and Disposition activity, Integrated Farm Operations and Asset Management. He serves on HAIG’s Investment Committee and Investment Strategy Committee, Hancock Natural Resource Group Australia, Hancock Farmland Services, Hancock Farmland Services Australia, Farmland Management Services, Farmland Management Services Australia, and Hancock Forestal Y Agricola South America SpA boards and serves on a number of company boards for HAIG’s Australian Investment vehicles. Previously, Oliver headed HAIG’s asset management function overseeing third party property managers, transaction management and was part of the HAIG senior management team. He serves on the Natural Resource Investment Committee. Prior to joining HAIG in 1997, he spent 5 years with the First Pioneer Farm Credit, ACA, where he was responsible for evaluating and appraising farmland and farm businesses for potential loans. He is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, the Association for Investment Management and Research, the Boston Security Analysts Society and a CFA® charterholder. Oliver holds a BS in Agricultural Economics, with a concentration in finance, from Cornell University and a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity. Oliver grew up on a family-owned poultry and grain farm in western New York.