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J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD)

Ajeyo Banerjee, Ph.D., CMA, Associate Professor of Finance and Risk Management, Executive and Faculty Director, J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC) at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, welcoming the JPMCC’s Research Council in the Center’s CoBank Lecture Hall on December 4, 2015.

The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Colorado Denver Business School has launched an innovative bi-annual e-publication, the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD), generously sponsored by the CME Group Foundation. The purpose of the digest is to highlight for practitioners the key findings of applied research on topical commodity issues.

The GCARD covers topical issues in the agricultural, metals and mining, and energy markets as well as in commodity finance. The aim of the digest is to serve the J.P. Morgan Center’s applied research mission by informing commodity-industry practitioners on research that will either directly impact their businesses or will impact public policy in the near future. The selection of articles is based on how relevant articles are to the concerns of professionals engaged in the business of commodities.

Hilary Till, M.Sc. (Statistics), Solich Scholar, JPMCC, presenting on the Global Commodities Applied Research Digest to the JPMCC’s Research Council also on December 4, 2015. Ms. Till is the Contributing Editor of the GCARD.

Until now, there has not been an accessible source of concise information about current research across commodity segments: the GCARD precisely fills this marketplace gap. An additional goal is to encourage dialog amongst stakeholders in the various commodity disciplines.

The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC) is the first of its kind covering the broad range of commodities. The Center provides research insights, student educational programs, and professional education offerings in commodities markets, regulation, trading, risk management and policy.

Professor Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley, presenting at the Research Council’s Agricultural panel on April 18, 2015. Professor Wright is a member of the JPMCC’s Research Council.

The launch of the GCARD meets JPMCC’s goal to be the focal point of a range of intellectual activities that can create and sustain an active and vibrant commodities community, and become the go-to place for commodities thought-leadership. The GCARD’s Contributing Editor is Hilary Till, M.Sc. (Statistics), Solich Scholar at the JPMCC and member of the JPMCC’s Research Council. Each issue of the GCARD draws from the JPMCC’s research insights and professional educational offerings for the benefit of commodity industry practitioners.



Professor Marcelle Arak, University of Colorado Denver Business School, and Research Director of the JPMCC, also presenting to the Research Council on April 18, 2015. Mr. Matthew Fleming, Program Manager of the JPMCC, is seated in the left foreground.

The JPMCC has established an Editorial Advisory Board for the GCARD. This international advisory board consists of 27 experts from across all commodity segments. The board is composed of academics, researchers, educators, policy advisors, and practitioners, all of whom have an interest in disseminating thoughtful research on commodities to a wider audience. Board members provide the Contributing Editor with recommendations on articles that would be of particular relevance to commodity-industry participants as well as author articles in their particular areas of commodity expertise.

Editorial Advisory Board of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities’ Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD)

Dr. Sueann AMBRON
  • Former Dean, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Senior Advisor, J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities (JPMCC)
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council
Thorvin ANDERSON, CFA
  • President, Razor Commodity Advisors, LLC
  • Content Director, “Foundations for Commodities” Professional Education Program, JPMCC, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council
Marcelle ARAK, Ph.D.
  • CoBank Professor of Commodities, University of Colorado Denver Business School and Research Director, JPMCC
  • Editor, Global Commodity Issues (Editor’s Choice)
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council
John BAFFES, Ph.D.
  • Senior Agricultural Economist, World Bank
  • Editor, Commodity Markets Outlook
B. Salman BANAEI
  • Head of Regulatory Affairs – Americas and Director, IHS Markit
  • Commodities & Derivatives Law Subject Matter Expert, “Foundations for Commodities” Professional Education Program, JPMCC, University of Colorado Denver Business School
Ajeyo BANERJEE, Ph.D., CMA
  • Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Executive and Faculty Director, JPMCC, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Director, Risk Management and Insurance Program, University of Colorado Denver Business School
Keith BLACK, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA
  • Managing Director, Curriculum and Exams, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association
Michael BOOTH, Ph.D.
  • Co-Founder, Hull Street Energy
Thomas BRADY, Ph.D.
  • Chief Economist, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council
Bahattin BUYUKSAHIN, Ph.D.
  • Head of Energy Analysis, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Kaifeng (Kevin) CHEN, Ph.D.
  • Advisor for Pureheart, a global macro fund management company
  • Co-Chair, New York Finance Forum
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University

Anne-Sophie CORBEAU
  • Research Fellow, KAPSARC (Saudi Arabia)

Nancy DeVORE
  • Director, DHF Team LLC
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council
Joseph EAGLEEYE
  • Principal, Quartile Risk, LLC
  • Co-Editor, “Intelligent Commodity Investing”

Ana-Maria FUERTES, Ph.D.
  • Professor in Finance and Econometrics, Cass Business School, City, University of London (U.K.)

Robert GREER
  • Scholar in Residence, JPMCC, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Former Executive Vice President and Real Return Product Manager, PIMCO
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council
Jodie GUNZBERG, CFA
  • Global Head of Commodities and Real Assets, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Richard HECKINGER
  • Contributing Editor, Central Banking Journal
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures
  • Former Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Financial Markets Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Member, Working Group on Financial Markets, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Jan-Hein JESSE
  • Founder, JOSCO Energy Finance & Strategy Consultancy, The Netherlands
  • International Expert / Peer Reviewer for the International Energy Agency
  • Associate Fellow, Clingendael International Energy Programme
Ebele KEMERY
  • Portfolio Manager – Head of Energy Investing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management

John KOWALIK, CFA
  • Executive Director, Commodity Structuring, UBS Securities LLC

Thomas K. LEE, Ph.D.
  • Office of Energy Markets and Financial Analysis, Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. Department of Energy
Daniel MURRAY, Ph.D., CFA
  • Chief Economist and Global Head of Research, EFG Asset Management (U.K.)
  • Board Member, CFA Society of the U.K.
Fergal O’CONNOR, Ph.D.
  • Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of York (U.K.)
  • Research Fellow, University of Dublin – Business School and Institute for International Integration Studies
Peter O’NEILL, CFA
  • Chief Risk Officer and Head of Finance, Uniper Global Commodities North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of E.ON
Melanie PETSCH
  • Founder and Senior Quantitative Researcher, Petsch Analytics, LLC
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University
Andrea RONCORONI, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Finance, ESSEC Business School, Paris (France) and Singapore
  • Director, Energy and Commodity Finance Research Center at ESSEC Business School
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