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Richard A. Jelinek

Vice President Global Education
INTL FCStone Financial, Inc.

Richard Jelinek is Vice President Global Education at INTL FCStone Financial Inc.He is responsible for the development and execution of educational programs and collateral material on Agricultural Futures, Options and OTC Swaps to assist buy-side and sell-side price risk managers. Additional topics include the importance of other price risk exposures including energy, interest rates and currencies. Richard's tenure in the futures industry has always included marketing and educational efforts for agricultural target audiences including producers, lenders, food processors, merchandisers, feed manufacturers, importers and exporters. Although his main focus is commercial hedgers, he also developed materials for the speculative side of the markets. Prior to his current role, Richard worked for the Chicago Board of Trade and the CME Group from 1981 through 2014. Mr. Jelinek has conducted numerous risk management programs and futures training sessions throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, North Africa, Middle East and Europe. He developed and executed the School of Futures and the School of Agricultural Futures in the U.S., Europe and South America. Additionally, he developed the educational materials for the Food Processor industry, the USDA Agricultural Options Pilot Program, and the Commodity Challenge, a nationwide economics competition. As part of his passion for education and his students, Richard is also an Adjunct Professor at Moraine Valley Community College, where he teaches English as a Second Language. Mr. Jelinek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia. His education and professional career were preceded by a four-year tour in the United States Navy.

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