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The first part of the session quickly cover a brief history of the commodity markets, how prices are determined, what is and who uses the derivative markets, the risks faced by producers and consumers with examples, setting up a risk management team, physical and cash settled contracts, regulation and clearing and what to do should you be looking at the idea of making risk management part of your career.
The second part of the session would cover examples of hedging in various industries such as automobiles, steel, canning and mining.
About the Speaker - Robert Fig
Robert is among the world’s most highly recognized commodity risk management educators and a long time consultant to global industry. His unique insight and wisdom have been developed through nearly 40 years of accumulated experience with base and ferrous metals, energy, soft commodities, shipping and carbon and is supported by a postgraduate level education in economics and development studies.
Deep-seated risk management know-how was acquired from his work in banking, commodity risk management and commodity research. Many important years were spent employed by highly respected companies such as Bank of Nova Scotia, Mittal Steel (later ArcelorMittal), where he set up and ran price risk management, and with the London Metal Exchange. Various global, regional and academic institutions have also consulted Robert for his well-known expertise in the field.
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