Agenda

JUNE 8

Wednesday
08 June 2022
Houston, Texas
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Markets in Focus: Trading & Risk

08.55
Ben_Hillary
Ben Hillary
Managing Director
Commodities People
Impact of extreme volatility on large trading companies
09.00
Executive Panel
howard walper
Howard Walper
CEO Americas,
Commodities People
ernie trasher
Ernie Thrasher
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Xcoal
melisa culbertson
Melisa Culbertson
Executive Director OTC Structured Product, RJO'Brien
Gregory Broussard
Gregory Broussard
Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Trading, Cargill
Witches brew (Geopolitics, ESG initiatives and the lingering impact of COVID-19)
  • How are company leaders positioning themselves in an era of high prices and extreme volatility?
  • How has the war on Ukraine impacted different markets? How will this impact markets in the long term?
  • What are the lingering impacts of COVID-19? Are supply chains springing back, and if not, how long until we are back to"normal?"
  • How has the focus on ESG changed the way companies operate, particularly carbon-intensive industries?
09.45
howard walper
Howard Walper
CEO Americas,
Commodities People
craig pirrong
Dr. Craig Pirrong
Professor of Finance, Bauer College of Business,
University of Houston
Impact of extreme volatility on large trading companies
10:15
howard walper
Howard Walper
CEO Americas,
Commodities People
keith barnet
Keith Barnett
President,
Barnhill Energy
Ukraine invasion exposes weakness of global integration of commodities

- Impact of invasion on commodity markets
- Interrelationship between oil, natural gas, fertilizers, ag commodities, FX, inflation, etc.
- Need for top notch data sources, analytics and risk management systems

10:45
Exhibition Area
Break
12:15
Exhibition Area
Lunch
13:45
Panel Discussion
robert anderson
Robert Anderson
Executive Director, CCRO
suraj
Suraj Raythatha
Managing Director, Head of BTIG LME Metals Trading, BTIG
carl larry
Carl Larry
Sales Director, Wood Mackenzie (Genscape)
chris david
Chris David
Head of Derivate Sales, Structuring, & Analytics,
Repsol
Inflation post Covid-19
  • Post-pandemic blip, or a long term economic crisis?
  • What can we expect from interest rates?
  • Mitigation strategies
14:30
Panel Discussion
robert anderson
Robert Anderson
Executive Director, CCRO
nicolas gomez
Nicholas Gomez Tavera
Senior Business Development Consultant,
RJO'brien
muneeb ahmed
Muneeb Ahmed
Director Trading & Logistics, Avfuel
chris david
Chris David
Head of Derivate Sales, Structuring, & Analytics,
Repsol
greg adamsick
Greg Adamsick
Senior Business Development Manager,
Nanhua USA LLC
Bull riding: Hedging strategies during a high-volatility super cycle

How are traders hedging their positions in a super cycle market?

15:15
Panel Discussion
robert anderson
Robert Anderson
Executive Director, CCRO
roger tancreti
Roger TanCreti
Regional Head of Compliance, Gunvor
jamila
Jamila Piracci
Managing Director, Patomak Global Partners
Regulatory outlook
  • What are the major initiatives planned by US and EU regulatory bodies?
  • Sanction updates in key commodity markets. 
15:45
Exhibition Area
Break
16:15
Panel Discussion
robert anderson
Robert Anderson
Executive Director, CCRO
eugen luja
Eugen Luja
VP Head of Risk, Repsol
Chief Risk Officer Roundtable

Produced in association with the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO). Senior risk executives discuss the major issues on their radar, including:

  • Volatility
  • ESG
  • LNG Markets
  • Credit
  • ...and more
17:00
Exhibition Area
Networking Reception
18:00
Exhibition Area
Dinner

JUNE 9

Thursday
09 June 2022
Houston, Texas
09:00
Panel Discussion
randy lack
Randy Lack
President, Element Markets
marc merill
Marc Merrill
President & CEO, Uniper North America
Marty Weems
Marty Weems
President - North America, American Rare Earths Limited and its US Subsidiaries, Western Rare Earths, La Paz Rare Earths, LLC & Wyoming Rare (USA) Inc
adam raphaely
Adam Raphaely
MD, Trading - Carbon and Environmental Products, Mercuria Energy America, LLC
Executive Roundtable

- Impact of carbon policy on commodity trading
- Impact of sustainability initiatives on commodity trading companies
- Combating image issues in an increasingly climate-focused world
- Impact of sustainability initiatives on investment
- ESG from a leadership perspective/Creating a culture of sustainability trading

09:45
Presentation
jamila
Jamila Piracci
Managing Director
Patomak Global Partners
A brief update on the SEC rulemaking on climate disclosures and what this means for trading companies
10:00
Break
10:30
Presentation
kevin kindall
Kevin Kindall
Data Scientist, Hartree Partners
Risk Measures for Stressed Markets

-Revisiting fundamental assumptions
-Improving existing models with minimal effort
-Suggestions for better stress testing

11:00
Presentation
haroldo
Haroldo Andrade
Trading Manager, Unimetal Group
Commodity Correlation

- How do different industry sectors drive commodity supply and demand?
- What sectors should commodity traders be watching?
- How will trends in areas like construction, aerospace, building products, commercial services, electrical equipment and more drive supply and demand in commodities?

11:30
Presentation
eric twombly
Eric Twombley
Credit Risk Manager, Golden Pass LNG
haroldo
Haroldo Andrade
Trading Manager,
Unimetal Group
Credit in the Post-pandemic Economy

-The economic stress of the Covid-19 pandemic has put enormous pressure on companies, placing many in risk of bankruptcy
-How much residual risk is still “out there” and how long will it be an issue for commodity traders?
-What new forms of collateral are available to traders?

12:00
Exhibition Area
Lunch

Investors are increasingly incorporating ESG metrics into their investment decisions. What criteria are being used to make these decisions? And how will this affect financial performance?

13:00
Workshops
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