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

Dr. Rohan Christie-David, Dean of the University of Colorado Denver Business School and Professor of Finance, welcomes participants  to the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities' (JPMCC's) International Commodities Symposium. 

The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is the home of 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. 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. 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.

Dr. Thomas Brady, Chief Economist at the Newmont Mining Corporation, presenting at the JPMCC's International Commodities Symposium. Dr. Brady is a member of both the JPMCC's Research Council and the GCARD's Editorial Advisory Board.

The JPMCC has established an Editorial Advisory Board for the GCARD. This international advisory board consists of 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)

  • President, Abaris Capital Advisors
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​
  • 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.
  • Professor of Finance Emerita, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • 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
  • 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, Strategy and Planning Department, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Kaifeng (Kevin) CHEN, Ph.D.
  • Chief Economist, Horizon Financial
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University

Anne-Sophie CORBEAU
  • Head of Gas Analysis, BP

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

  • Professor in Finance, ICADE, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Spain)
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
  • Senior Advisor, CoreCommodity LLC
  • Managing Director, Head of U.S. Equities, S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • 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
Hyun Jin JANG, Ph.D. 
  • Assistant Professor, School of Business Administration & School of Management and Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
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
  • Member, Chief Economic Roundtable Group, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands  
  • Managing Director, Global Commodities Strategist & Head of Research for Asia-Pacific, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Bank (Singapore)
  • Global Head of Business Technology Optimization, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management

  • 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
  • Senior Commodity Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence
Daniel MURRAY, Ph.D., CFA
  • Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Research, EFG Asset Management (U.K.)
  • Board Member, CFA Society of the U.K.
Fergal O’CONNOR, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Finance, University of York (U.K.)
  • Research Fellow, University of Dublin – Business School and Institute for International Integration Studies
  • Director, Risk Analytics, Archer Daniels Midland Company
Xiao QIAO, Ph.D.
  • Research Analyst, Sumerhaven Investment Management​
  • Professor of Finance, ESSEC Business School, Paris (France) and Singapore
  • Director, Energy and Commodity Finance Research Center at ESSEC Business School
  • Visiting Fellow, Bocconi University  (Italy)
  • Director, Commodity Risk Management and Trading, Robert Bosch GmbH​ (Germany)
  • Managing Director, Uniper Global Commodities North America LLC
  • Member of the JPMCC Research Council​
  • Partner, SCP Africa Investments
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University

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