Trent Stout is a proven leader and business builder with deep capital markets and commodity risk-management experience and is currently a Managing Director focused on structured solutions at Priority Power Management. Prior to joining Priority Power Management, Trent was a founding principal at PowerLink Partners which is an investment vehicle and consulting firm focused on the energy industry. Trent also serves as President for Still Waters Green Technology Limited which is a London-based investment vehicle specializing in renewable energy and power generation real assets. Prior to this, Trent served as the global head of the commodity index and products group for Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML).
During his 10-year tenure at BAML, where Trent was a managing director and member of the commodities senior management committee, he built many new business lines that set the industry standard for innovation. These included commodity-structured products, the flagship Merrill Lynch Commodity Index eXtra® platform, commodity exchange-traded products and the commodity institutional investor sales and structuring group.
Prior to joining BAML, Trent worked in the investment banking groups at Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns & Co., where he executed numerous M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions. Trent received his MBA with honors from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He did his undergraduate work at Texas Christian University, where he received his BBA with summa cum laude distinction.