Trent STOUT

  • President

“Innovation and a vision for decarbonization is only the starting point.  Commercializing this commitment makes the idea and impact bigger than any one firm.”

Trent Stout is the President of Still Waters Green Technology Limited, a proven leader and business builder with deep capital markets and commodity risk-management experience and is also a Managing Director focused on structured solutions at Priority Power Management. Trent was a founding principal at PowerLink Partners which is an investment vehicle and consulting firm focused on the energy industry. Prior to that, 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.

Based in Houston and London while at BAML, Trent built and managed businesses across the globe with a wide variety of commodity, currency and interest-rate risks. Trent also managed a dynamic $20 billion commodity portfolio, issued over $15 billion in commodity-linked securities, and developed proprietary commodity risk-management technology.

Prior to joining BAML, Trent worked in investment banking groups at Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns & Co., where he executed numerous M&As, 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.