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Nobel Laureate in Economics to speak at international conference on Recent Advances in Commodity Markets

A panel of distinguished practitioners, including Robert Greer who founded the first investable commodity index and Robert Engle, a leading US finance expert and the joint winner of the 2003 Nobel Laureate prize in Economics, will be guest speakers at the UK’s most prominent commodity market conference to be held next month.

25 October 2013


Robert Engle (second left) with President George W. Bush and fellow Nobel Laureates

The Recent Advances in Commodity Markets Conference, will be hosted by Queen Mary University of London on 8 November 2013, to address topical issues of interest to city practitioners and academics from investors’ benefits in investing in commodity futures, performance evaluation of investments in commodity futures, risk management, regulation, and the role of speculators in driving commodity prices.

The conference is being organised by Queen Mary’s School of Economics and Finance. One of the organisers, Professor George Skiadopoulos, said: “This is a unique conference on the recent advances in commodity markets. It is timely because of the ongoing debate on how commodity markets should function and their impact on the social and investors welfare.  The audience will have the opportunity to hear the views of top quality practitioners and academics on these issues of high importance that affect everybody’s life.”

The conference will include an esteemed panel of leading international experts from industry (Masters Fund, PIMCO, ISDA) and academia from London Business School, Imperial College, MIT, Manchester Business School, New York University, University of Oxford, University of Maryland, Tilburg University.

For media information, contact:

Rupert Marquand
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London
email: r.marquand@qmul.ac.uk
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