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Please put 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, Tuesday November 14th, on your calendar for the next Energy Finance Discussion Group breakfast.
Scott Schnipper, U.S. Head of Currencies and Commodities, JPMorgan Private Bank will present:
“JPMorgan Private Bank’s views on Oil and Gas fundamentals”
Recent political developments in developed markets have played a more relevant role in markets today than they have in years past. Brexit in the UK and a pallet of unconventional policies from the Trump administration have added a bit of uncertainty to expectations on growth. Emerging markets, on the contrary, have made large strides from the dire depths of recession over the last year with steady growth, improved current account balances, cheap asset valuations and high interest rates that make investment opportunities attractive for foreign investors. Commodity exporting countries should benefit in an environment of higher commodity prices.
Scott Schnipper is the U.S. Head of Currencies and Commodities for the JPMorgan Private Bank. In his role, Scott oversees investment recommendations for ultra high-net-worth clients, and participates weekly in a global committee which generates opportunistic trading ideas across asset classes. Additionally, Scott focuses on developing customized foreign exchange and commodity strategies for hedging purposes or broad portfolio diversification. Scott manages a team of 10 currency and commodities traders who are specifically dedicated to private banking clients.
Prior to running the US Currencies and Commodity desk, Scott worked as a senior trader on the Currency and Commodities desk where he specialized in vanilla and exotic derivatives as well as structures products. Prior to joining the Private Bank’s Currency and Commodity team, Scott worked as a global investment specialist in the Private Bank. He co-managed $410 million in discretionary and non-discretionary assets, providing both strategic and tactical advice across equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and alternative assets.
I look forward to hearing Scott’s analysis of global Supply – Demand fundamentals for Oil and Gas and his predictions on what commodity prices are likely to do as we head into heating season.
EFDG will meet at the Denver Athletic Club (DAC) in the Grand Ballroom. DAC is located at 1325 Glenarm Place. As the DAC will require a final head count by the Friday morning preceding our Tuesday event anyone interested in attending will need to register by Thursday afternoon (November 9th). There will be a very significant increase in the cost of registering after Thursday, so please do sign up before this deadline.