The commodities sector (oil, minerals/metals and energy) are a critical sector of the economy. However, they are generally underserved in terms of knowledge and skill enhancement opportunities. Working professionals and executives working on the operational side in the industry or those associated with the broader commodities sector (lawyers, insurers, accountants, attorneys, HR professionals) do not often have adequate opportunities to keep themselves current with the latest developments in the commodities marketplace. Commodities are everywhere—they touch every business in the world, yet general business education typically does not meet these specialized needs. The J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities is uniquely positioned to fill this gap, through its offer of 1-3 days courses on commodities with CE credits. The participant feedback for our recent offerings has been excellent.
All courses are held at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, 1475 Lawrence Street, Denver Colorado 80202. Breakfast, lunch and free convenient parking is provided. Classes include a networking event following the first day of class.
Commodity Data Analysis – November 9-11, 2016 8:00-5:30 daily
3 consecutive days, in-class sessions. Lunch and coffee will be provided. Evening reception hosted by the center at 5:30 pm following the Wednesday (Nov. 9) session. Not-for academic credit. Certificate issued by the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, CU Denver. Certified by GARP for 24 credits and CU Denver for 5 continuing education credits (CEU).
Guided by veteran industry practitioners, and utilizing one of the most user-friendly statistics packages on the market, students will gain a core practical competency in econometrics and price modeling for the commodity markets. Students will gain basic fluency in econometric forecasting and understanding of forecast validity and uncertainty. Students will become familiar with not only the dominant methods for modeling forward curve dynamics, but also advanced methods employed by the most sophisticated market participants. Skills and techniques learned in the course will be directly applicable to solving problems and framing decisions in the workplace.
- Day 1: Intro to commodity industry data, EViews, and basic econometrics
- Day 2: Advanced econometric methods
- Day 3: Forward curve modeling, practice workshop
Instructors: Daniel Jerrett and Rosen Roussev
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Foundations of Commodities – March 20 & 21 2017 8:00-5:30 daily
5th annual offering
2 consecutive days of in-classroom instruction. Lunch and coffee will be provided. Evening reception hosted by the center at 5:30 pm following the Monday (Mar. 20) session. 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.
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 be covered at a high level.
- Day 1: Fundamentals of Agricultural, Energy & Mineral Commodities
- Day 2: Trading Commodity Financials and Derivatives
Content Director: Thorvin Anderson, former Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
Instruction provided by 7 subject matter experts (SME).