Battery Metals and Mining Index


EQM Indexes LLC has assembled a team of financial and industry professionals with years of experience to serve on its Index Committee.

The members of the EQM Indexes LLC Battery Metals and Mining Index Committee are:

Jane Edmondson

Co-Founder of EQM Indexes LLC and Founder of EQM Capital LLC.

Ms. Edmondson is a former Quantitative Portfolio Manager with Allianz Global Investors and its predecessor firm Nicholas-Applegate. She started her career at Merrill Lynch and has more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry. She holds an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University and a BA from UC Irvine.


Dan Janowiak

Co-Founder of EQM Indexes LLC. Mr. Janowiak was previously a Senior Vice President of Business Development with LM Capital Group and worked for Allianz Global Investors where he focused on institutional sales, client service, and consultant relations. He has held senior sales and advisory roles for Private Asset Management, American Century Investments and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He received a BA degree in Marketing from Western Illinois University.


Christopher Herrera

Mr. Herrera is currently a Portfolio Manager and Partner with Frontier Global Partners. He was formerly a Portfolio Manager for the Allianz Global Equities team where he managed the firm’s International Small Cap Growth and Global Select strategies. Prior to joining Allianz Global Investors via a predecessor firm, Mr. Herrera was an analyst at Lehman Brothers. He earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and holds a BS in Business Administration from USC.

Duncan T. Blount

Mr. Blount is currently CEO and Director of Asian Mineral Resources Ltd., a TSX-V listed nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM exploration and development company in Vietnam.  He also serves on the Advisory Board of Ocean Minerals LLC, a privately-held seabed minerals exploration and development company focused on cobalt-rich polymetallic nodules in the Cook Islands.  He has over 10 years of experience focused on the natural resources sectors – across mining, energy, and agriculture.

Previously, he was Head of Emerging & Frontier Markets Commodities at RWC Partners in Miami, Florida where he was responsible for developing the group’s commodity views and determining natural resource portfolio strategy.  Prior to RWC, Duncan was a Senior Analyst at Baobab Investment Management a commodities-focused hedge fund manager and physical minerals trader and an Analyst at Everest Capital, an emerging and frontier market focused hedge fund manager.

He holds a Master of Business Administration in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Language & World Trade from Samford University.


EQM Capital, LLC (“EQM Capital”) is an investment adviser registered with the State of California. Additional information regarding EQM Capital can be found in EQM Capital’s Form ADV Part 2A which is available on the SEC’s web site at While under common ownership, EQM Capital does not control EQM Indexes, LLC.

EQM Indexes LLC is not affiliated with LM Capital Group, Frontier Market Asset Management, LLC, or Asian Mineral Resources Ltd.