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Pre-event Risk Management Workshop hosted by INTL FCStone

No one knows where commodity prices are heading. As such, everyone should take the time to learn how to manage that price uncertainty.

This introductory workshop will highlight various markets and products that can be used to manage your firm’s price risk and, as a result, your bottom line.

The workshop will include some refresher topics including common market concepts and misconceptions.

It will proceed quickly to discussions on corporate price risk management policy, managing your firm’s interest rate exposure and a detailed overview of the relatively new OTC markets and structures.  

 

Date:            Tuesday, July 12 2016 
Venue:          Hilton Downtown Miami 
Time:           12:30 - 17:30 
Fee:              $99 per delegate
To register:   
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Please note the workshop is available to Global Grain North America 2016 delegates only.

 

Agenda: Tuesday, July 12 2016

 

12:30    Welcome & Importance of Price Risk Management – Richard Jelinek

12:45    Refresher on Commodity Options & Pricing – Richard Jelinek

13:30    Comparison of Price Risk Management Purchasing Strategies – Richard Jelinek

14:15    Break

14:45    Corporate Price Risk Management Policy – Doug Prohaska

15:30    Overview of OTC Markets & Structures – Richard Jelinek

16:45    Managing your Interest Rate Exposure – Adil Kassam

17:30    Summary & Adjourn – Richard Jelinek

 

Workshop leaders

 

Richard Jelinek 
Vice President Global Education, INTL FCStone

Richard Jelinek is Vice President Global Education at INTL FCStone Financial.

His primary responsibility is the development of price risk management programs and materials on Agricultural Futures, Options and OTC Swaps.  

Richard’s professional tenure includes 34 years at the CBOT and CME Group, where he focused on price risk management training for all agricultural sectors including the Food Industry in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and the United States. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Moraine Valley College in the English as a Second Language department.

Mr. Jelinek’s Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Southern Illinois University and Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia were preceded by a four-year tour in the United States Navy.  

Doug Prohaska 
Senior Commodity Risk Manager, INTL FCStone

Doug started managing commodity price risk 41 years ago for the family farm in Iowa. Subsequently became involved in Producer risk management embedding optionality into commercial grain elevator contracts.

Currently, he manages commodity price risk for Corn and Soybean Meal ingredient consumptive markets.

Doug specializes in corporate commodity risk policies, providing ingredient pricing solutions for setting company budgets, formula grain based pricing and meeting profit margins for national and international customers. 

 

 

 

Adil Kassam
Director – Financial Risk Advisory Group, INTL FCStone Markets

Adil Kassam brings a global perspective and deep expertise to his role as Managing Director, FX and Rates at INTL FCStone Markets LLC.  

Prior to joining IFM, Kassam spent four years with Wolverine Asset Management, where he managed the firm’s Global Macro Rates Trading operation and its $1.8B hedge fund focusing on USD, Euribor and Sterling rates.  

Before that, he was responsible for the USD swaps book for Barclays Capital in London, guiding it through the financial crisis in 2008. Born and raised in the UK, Kassam earned an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

 

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