Bill Perkins, Partner & Head Trader, Skylar Capital

This week, we welcome Bill Perkins into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Bill is the Founder, Managing Partner, and Head Trader for Skylar Capital. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Bill to discuss his trader’s perspective on the natural gas, power, and carbon markets in Europe. Download full transcript → Hosted By Episode Q&A The following […]

Beau Taylor, Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading, J.P. Morgan

In this episode, David Greely welcomes Beau Taylor, J.P. Morgan’s Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading, to recount his experience in the U.S. Natural Gas market following Hurricane Katrina. Together they explore the risk miscalculations, market conditions, and elements of human nature that led to one of the largest hedge fund collapses on […]

Javier Blas and Jack Farchy, Chief Energy Correspondent and Senior Reporter Energy and Commodities, Bloomberg News

Todd Buchholz welcomes Bloomberg’s Javier Blas and Jack Farchy, Co-authors of ‘The World for Sale’, to SmarterMarkets™ for the latest installment in our series ‘An Emerging Energy Framework for the 22nd-Century’. Javier Blas and Jack Farchy are two of the world’s best-known journalists covering energy, commodities and trading houses. They both work for Bloomberg News, […]

Mark Fisher Musing on How to Improve the Futures Markets

Commodity legend Mark Fisher shares some choice stories, including how the Hudson River can be used as a risk management tool to cure over-trading, then goes on to reflect on how the design of commodities futures markets could be improved. Hosted By

Thom McMahon Reflecting on Friedland, Ayati, and Currie’s Visions for Building Smarter Markets

Thomas McMahon has over 50 years of experience in international exchange-based Commodity and Derivative product creation, clearing, trading, and regulatory licensing. Over the past decade, Thom has worked broadly across Asia to bring to market major international exchange formation and licensing projects in Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Dubai and India. […]

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