Emma Jenkins / Metals & Mining Trainings
Emma has a First Class Honours degree and gold medal in Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, and over 20 years of banking experience.
She commenced her banking career with Goldman Sachs and initially her roles were mathematically focussed and she worked as a quantitative analyst on swaps, interest rate options and FX desks implementing pricing and risk management models for traders, salespeople and risk managers. She became involved in commodity markets in the late 1990s when she joined Credit Suisse in Sydney as a marketer of structured gold derivative products. Shortly thereafter she transferred to the London office and was instrumental in the integration of the short-date flow and structured derivatives businesses.
At Credit Suisse, she developed her specialised commodity skills through vanilla and structured transactions on a physical and paper basis with the spectrum of participants in the metals markets, in both derivative and lending markets.
She subsequently moved to Macquarie Bank as a director specialising in precious and base metals derivatives sales. Her clients used both LME futures and OTC derivatives. She worked closely with the bank's base metals traders to determine how the bank would hedge exotic OTC derivatives with LME futures.
Delegates on her courses have ranged from central banks and regulators, large miners, traders and manufacturers, wealth managers, through to small import/export businesses, thereby giving her a unique insight into the issues facing the many market participants.
Her consultancy work has included:
Robert has recently set up his own commodity risk management consultancy. He comes with 38 years of experience in the commodity markets. From post-graduate studies in economics and development studies in South Africa, he moved into mining and agricultural commodity research, then into a base metal marketing capacity at a number of institutions, most notably the Bank of Nova Scotia.
In 2004 working for Mittal Steel and later ArcelorMittal, he set up, centralised and ran a commodity risk management operation for the worlds largest steel producer giving him invaluable experience inside a major industrial institution. Robert has also been consulted by various global, regional and academic institutions on commodity risk management. After joining the London Metal Exchange in 2011 Robert ran over 60 public and bespoke training courses in commodity risk management.
Robert has significant experience in analysing commodity risks in softs, metals, energy, shipping and carbon both in exchange and OTC products. He has delivered training to senior decision makers at major mining, industrial and global institutions across the world helping them to understand best practice in the management of their commodity risks
As a widely considered world leader in this field his career has delved into every area of the commodity markets having worked in research, banking, trading, managing corporate risk, working for an exchange and now adds training to a most interesting career.
Robert continues to provide bespoke training services for the LME and Euromoney in the delivery of LME public training. His simple, inclusive and engaging teaching methods have always garnered great feedback from those he trains.