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Student Seminar about Trading the Thermal Energy Complex - 23 February 2017

Datum:10 februari 2017

Trading the thermal energy complex - A cross-commodity perspective

In this seminar we will introduce you to the cross-commodity perspective in energy trading. At the hand of several case studies we aim to illustrate 1) The dependencies between coal, gas, oil and power through its production, transportation, and end-usage; 2) The physical and institutional barriers to price convergence in energy commodity markets; and 3) The role of commodity trading firms in physical and paper markets.

The speakers of this seminar are Sean McQuistan and Robert Jan van der Bergh of Gazprom. Shorts versions of their curriculum vitae are mentioned below. 

Date: 23 February from 15:00 - 17:30 (free drinks afterwards)

Location: 5419.0109 (Kapteynborg, Zernike Campus)

For more information about Gazprom, click here

Sean McQuistan studied MA Geography and Economics at Edinburgh University from 2002 - 2006. His work experiences:

March 2014:                         Continental Power Analyst and Trader at Gazprom (London)

2013 – 2014:                       Continental Power Trader at Cargill (Geneva)

2010 – 2013:                       Carbon Emissions and Continental Power Analyst at Cargill (Geneva)

2007 – 2010:                       Carbon Emissions and Coal Analyst at Point Carbon (Oslo)

Robert Jan van den Bergh studied BSc and MSc Economics & History at Utrecht University. Hereafter he graduated in MSc Economics & Finance at Durham University. His work experiences:

March 2016:                        Coal fundamentals analyst at Gazprom (London)

2015 – 2016:                       Associate Fellow at Clingendael International Energy Programme (The Hague)

2014 – 2015:                       Global risk manager at Cargill Texturizing Solutions (Brussels)

2010 – 2013:                       Risk analyst at Cargill Coal, Power, Gas, and Emissions Trading (Geneva)

2009 – 2010:                       Financial management trainee at Cargill (Amsterdam)