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J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities: Executive/Professional Education

Foundations of Co​​mmodities

March 20-21, 2017


Not-for academic credit. Certificate issued by the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, CU Denver. Certified by GARP and DORA Deivison of Insurance for 16 Continuing Education Credits.

Course Des​cription

Gain a high level of understanding of the commodities industry from physical aspects (supply chain, fundamentals, asset monetization) to the financial (market structure, spreads, futures and derivatives). Risk management and regulation/compliance will also be covered.

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Session overview

Day 1: Fundamentals of Agricultural, Energy & Mineral Commodities

  • Introduction to foundational commodities concepts
  • Physical commodity supply and value chains
  • Commodity transportation and logistics
  • Structure of financial commodity markets and trading
  • Legal, regulatory and compliance aspects of commodities markets

Day 2: Trading Commodity Financials and Derivatives

  • Managing commodity financial risks
  • Commodity transaction structuring and finance
  • Quantitative methods in commodity analysis
  • Commodities price forecasting

Content Director

T​horvin Anderson

A valuation and fundamental analytics expert, Thorvin spent almost twenty years in the industry and on Wall Street, with firms ranging from Koch Industries and Calpine Corporation to Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan. During this time, he has led multiple training programs focused on commodities. Thorvin graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics, and received his CFA Charter in 2006. 

Expec​ted Instructors

  • Salman Banaei, Director & Head Noth American Regulatory Affairs at IHS Markit
  • Dr. Tom Brady, Chief Economist, Newmont Mining
  • Dr. Christopher J. Hansen, Principal, Hansen Advisors
  • Andy Hecht, Commodities Expert and Author
  • Ken Shulklapper, Lead of E&P Derivative Marketing team, JPMorgan

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