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Commodities PRMIA Chicago Chapter Meeting 17 June, 2008 - Chicago, USA Spikes and Calls: Commodity Markets in 2008

The IMF reported a cumulative 10 percent increase in 2008 in its commodity price index. This follows a 30 percent increase in 2007. A recent Google search on the phrase "commodity price boom" captures some of the repercussions of higher commodity prices – the search generates 22,100 hits.

At the PRMIA Chicago Chapter Meeting, three distinguished speakers will share their insights on commodity markets:
  • Robert Tesar, Director of Commodity Futures & Options, Global Markets & Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch: "CTAs, Hedge Funds and Commodity Index Funds".

  • Gerald R. Jensen, Ph.D., CFA, Professor of Finance, Northern Illinois University (joint research with Mitchell Conover and Jeffrey Mercer): "Commodity Futures and Style Investing".

  • Hilary Till, Principal, Premia Capital Management, LLC; and Research Associate, EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre: "Case Studies and Risk Management in Commodity Futures Trading"

    Abstract of Presentation:

    Until recently, one could only gain expertise in commodity-futures relationships if one had worked in niche commodity-processor companies or in banks that specialized in hedging project risk for natural-resource companies. We help fill the knowledge gap in how to approach the risk management of commodity futures trading. We emphasize the constant challenges to a trader when attempting to navigate the very dynamic flows of both the commodity markets and the prevailing risk environment. In addition, we emphasize that operational controls are paramount in an age of increasing legal and regulatory risk, particularly for firms involved in large-scale commodity derivatives trading.

    View the presentation.

5:00 Registration
5:30 Start
6:35 Q&A
7:00 Event ends

The event is free. Space is limited. RSVP by 5:00 P.M., Thursday, June 12.

Event Details
  When   Between 17/06/2008 05:00 PM and 17/06/2008 07:00 PM
Where   Deloitte & Touche LLP - 111 S. Wacker Drive - Chicago, IL 60606-4301 - USA
Contact Details
  Name   PRMIA
  Slides from Hilary Till's presentation: "Case Studies and Risk Management in Commodity Futures Trading"